Amazing how once I realized my dream and then started sharing it with others, God began opening the doors to allow me to live in it. I suppose, though, it really isn’t that amazing. Sometimes we hide behind the “what ifs” …
- What if I’m wrong about this?
- What if I can’t do it?
- What if no one supports me?
- What if I fail?
- What if I succeed?
- What if …
I have no idea what your “what ifs” are but I’d bet you have some. We all do. They are rooted in fear and insecurity. And they can absolutely control us.
But what if you had someone who said, “Hey! You can totally do this!” Or, “I’m going to pray for you as you seek God’s plan.” What if you had a team of people who came alongside you in all kinds of ways? What if someone else said, “I believe in the beauty of your dreams. How can I help you?” Wouldn’t that be awesome?
Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed.
Eccelesiastes 4:9 NLT
We need each other! We were made to need each other. As I’ve shared my dream with others, they’ve jumped on board with their encouragement and support. They’ve sent me notes of encouragement, given my name to the women’s ministry leadership at their churches as a potential event speaker, hired me to help them sort through social media strategies, and just simply said, “I’m so proud of you for doing this!”
We all need a dream team! We need people who will believe in our dreams, who will encourage us to pursue the God-sized calling on our hearts. Here are just a few of the ways your dream team can support you:
- Intercede on your behalf
- Share the joy of your successes
- Support you through your fears
- Come alongside when you are discouraged or weary
- Offer suggestions for reaching the next step
- Provide resources or guidance
As you build your team, you can also be a part of the dream team of others … offer fellow dream-chasers the encouragement, prayers, and support you have been given.
Who is on your dream team? How have they encouraged you?
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