Have you ever had a huge dream so big that it actually scared you?
I have a super big dream! …… Actually, it’s a whole handful of smaller dreams wrapped together to make one BIG dream!. Multiple different things that I hope to get my hands on, and accomplish. So many big and beautiful visions dancing around in my head. I often find myself calling out saying “Lord, here I am, use me!” …….. but in the same breath “I’m scared though”, flows out of my mouth as well.
Do you have a dream? Is it big?
Big or small, dreams can be daunting, actually. As wonderful as they seem to unfold in our minds and hearts, the reality of a beautiful dream can scare us.
∼How do I get from where I am now, to where I want to be, or where I see in my head?
∼How can that even be possible?
Hard questions pop up in our heads, and because we can’t see the outcome right now, or even see the process yet, we tend to become fearful with questions.
But when something stirs in your heart for years and you can’t seem to shake it no matter what you do, you start to think, ‘there must be some substance to this – I better pay attention’.
That’s exactly what’s been happening in me over the last few years……. OK, a decade. I have had the SAME type of feelings stirring in the area of Motherhood, homeschooling and foster care, so I know when the Lord is trying to tell me something and move in our family – I’ve realized when I need to pay attention.
So here it is, my heart spilled out to you ……
∼I’m praying to help many children. Ones who are hurt, neglected or unwanted. ∼I’m praying to adopt – 1 maybe 2 children. Share my life and home with others who need us. ∼I dream of going to Africa, serving in orphanages and communities, doing whatever is needed. Helping the health of mothers, and even broken families. ∼There is a couple of books stirring in us to write as well.∼ And finally along our journey, I pray that our own children will grow up to even do bigger, better and greater things.
All of this seems so big, some of it impossible. Some of it quite daunting, but at the same time a huge urge and tug in my heart to keep dreaming and taking steps each day to move even the slightest bit closer towards each goal.
Jesus said to him, “If[a] you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.”
24 Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!” Mark 9:23-25
This verse is where I get lifted up, and strengthened! Calling out “Lord, I believe these dreams are from you, help my unbelief”.
If you are in the same boat, and are thinking your desires are too big or too challenging, Can I be a source of encouragement to you? ……. Keep Dreaming!
Keep dreaming my friend! There is a reason why you have such a big dream in your heart. There is a reason why something keeps stirring in you, and there is a reason why you are doing what you are doing. If God has put great hopes and desires in your heart, then don’t give up on taking small steps each day to get there.
Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin, to see the plumb line in Zerubbabel’s hand. Zechariah 4:10
Commit your actions to the Lord,
and your plans will succeed. Proverbs 16:3
There is a mission out there just for YOU!……. so keep dreaming about it.