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How to Turn Your Dreams into Reality
Now this morning I am speaking on this subject, "How To Climb To The Top." I want to talk in the general theme of turning your dreams into reality. How to climb to the top, Zig Ziglar wrote a book called, "See You At The Top", a very excellent book. And many years ago, Jacob found the ladder, found the way that leads to the very top. Let's look at Genesis 28 beginning in verse 10.
What a tremendous experience Jacob had! We will read on in just a moment so keep your Bibles open. You remember the life of Jacob do you not? He was the twin brother of Esau the sons of Isaac. And Jacob was just by a short moment, less than a minute, the younger brother. He came from his mother's womb last, but when he came from his mother's womb, he had hold of the heel of his brother Esau. And that sort of pictures Jacob all of his life up until this point. I mean he was a grabber and a getter. And it didn't matter whom he had to step on, his goal in life was to get to the top.
Now the word Jacob means, conniver, suplanter, it speaks of a man whose character is twisted, a man who is so driven that he will cheat, he will lie, he will even cheat his own brother out of his birthright, that which is rightfully his in order to get to the top. Do you know any people like Jacob? I think immediately if you are in the business world you could identify a lot of Jacobs around the place where you work or people with which you deal. That seems to be the real idea of our generation or the real thrust of our generation. Man get to the top, be a success. It doesn't matter how you get there as long as you get there, amen? I mean that is the way people think today. People say you ought to be a getter – get all you can, can all you get, sit on the can and poison the rest! That seems to be the goal of people in life today. The emphasis is not on how you become successful, but ...
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