Last week Holley challenged us with these words:
Do one thing to move forward in your God-sized dream. You get extra credit if it’s simple, small and takes just a few minutes.
One thing. Seemed sort of challenging for a girl who isn’t really sure what her God-sized dream is. But I went back to the notes I made in my notebook back on day 1 of The “Do What You Can” Plan. We were challenged first to identify what we want and then to set a minimum goal. After we’d set our minimum goal, Holley told us to cut that in half—she called it our “mustard seed goal.”
This is what I wrote:
At the time, I was praying to reach that goal within two months. It seemed HUGE. But it was measurable and, with some hard work, doable.
I shared my desire with a few people who have been real encouragers and prayer warriors in my life. All of them believed my goal was attainable and they agreed to pray with me.
Y’all … two weeks after I scribbled those words in my “God Sized Dreams” journal, both of those goals are met! AND, after a phone call with another dear friend, I think I’ve finally crystallized in my mind what my God-sized dream is:
to equip and encourage women to live in the abundance God has promised us (John 10:10) through speaking and consulting.
I realized something after I finished my second consulting call last week—I LOVE to help other people reach their dreams. And I especially love helping them sort through the “junk” to find the path to those dreams. I love the opportunity to tell women it’s okay to say “no” to good so they can live in the very best. I find great satisfaction in dreaming with others and coming up with a plan for living in those dreams. I gain energy from using my skills and abilities to help others use theirs.
The thing is, I never could have sorted through all of this by myself. I needed friends and prayer warriors and other dreamers to walk with me, to listen, to encourage. We all do. We were made for connection, for relationship.
Yesterday my friend Jada shared this quote on Facebook:
What a perfect combination of my one word, listen, with my God-size dream … I love it!
I am a firm believer in the value of in real life, sometimes even in your face, friends. The kind who will laugh and cry with you, who will speak hard truth in your life, and who will walk with you as you chase the God-dream in your heart. It may be hard to find them, but it is so worth it!!
Who are the encouragers in your life? How have they helped you chase the dreams of your heart?affiliate links included in this post