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Jason is the founder of Ignite Student Ministries, a dynamic ministry igniting youth, young adults and university students to passionately pursue Christ and transform society in high schools, work places and universities around the world.

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Committed to the Dream

Jason VanaJason Vana

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Dreams take time.

The longer you push, the more committed you are, the more your dream will be realized.

Last Friday, I had the privilege of speaking at the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship group at Knox College. Doing college ministry for the last 12 years, it may not seem like a big deal.

But it was to me.

The past ten years, I have been praying for that school.

I have driven around that school praying for God to do something on that campus more times than I can remember. I have prayer walked that campus. I have gone into buildings, left postcards, talked with students, and prayed over a map of that college – all believing God would open a door for me to do ministry there.

At times it looked like the door would open, only to shut in my face.

But I had a dream, and a promise, and I was holding onto it.

There were times I thought of giving up — packing it all up and staying content at one school. Letting go of that part of the dream and realizing it would never happen.

That’s just not me.

It took ten years — 10 YEARS — but the dream and promise came into reality.

I ministered at that school. And it was powerful.

Dreams work that way.

They never are realized all at once.

They happen over time, taking months, years, even decades to come about.
They require hard work, determination, and a commitment to stick it out even when logic tells you to give up.

The longer you commit to a dream, the more of it you will see. Tweet this

Don’t give up.
Don’t throw in the towel.
Don’t walk away thinking it will never happen.

Your dream might be 10 years in the future, but it’s there.

You just have to ask yourself if you’re willing to commit long-term.

What do you think — are you willing to commit to your dream long-term? Leave a comment below.

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Jason is the founder of Ignite Student Ministries, a dynamic ministry igniting youth, young adults and university students to passionately pursue Christ and transform society in high schools, work places and universities around the world.

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  • Dan Black
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    Dan Black Dan Black

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    What a COOL opportunity Jason! Sometimes our dreams takes years to fulfill, it’s our job to keep praying, doing our part, and persevering.