*I can not write about living my God-sized dream this morning without taking a moment to say a prayer for the people in Oklahoma who are living out their worst nightmare. As you go about your day, today, please keep them in your prayers*
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”
Any dream that you dare to dream comes with its own amount of risk.
I find comfort in the promise that God will be with us. God has plans for our lives. (Jeremiah 29:11) The question is this: Will we accept the challenge, and take the risk?
I have just recently set out on the journey to my God-sized dream and already there have been risks and setbacks. There have also been many successes and blessings from God. I believe that anyone who is living a God-sized dream will experience successes and failures.We are called to be faithful to continue even through the failures.
When I answered the call to this ministry there were many questions to which I did not have the answer. I can still remember the day I brought this to my husband. I can only imagine how I must have sounded as I tried to explain what God had placed on my heart. I would love to be able to tell you that I had it all planned out, and that I was able to bring him a pretty wrapped package of exactly what my dream looked like and exactly how it would turn out, however, this was not the case. When I approached my husband with the call that I felt God had given to me, the only answer I had for him was, “God has called me to write.” I want to remind you that when I told him this I did not have a computer and the only internet access I had available was on my cellphone. Even with all the questions, my husband was very supportive and he has been cheering me on from the very beginning.
Since that day, God has blessed us in so many ways. A dream that started out with more questions than answers has grown into a journey with endless possibilities. There are still questions yet to be answered and roads yet to be taken, but I am excited to see where God is taking us.
I can not say that I have come across anyone who disagrees with what I am doing. I have been blessed with a wonderful group of family and friends that are very supportive. I was very careful in the beginning of this journey to surround myself with people whom I trusted, and in whom I was sure I would find the support I needed to get started. I can not thank them enough for all of the support and encouragement.
The riskiest part of this Journey, for me, has been the lack of knowledge in writing and setting up a blog. Again, God has blessed me with people who have been able to encourage me and help me in these areas. I still have many things to learn, but I am an eager learner and I look forward to the things that God has planned for me. I have also had to learn how to keep myself emotionally and spiritually fed so that I may continue to encourage others, and God has been faithful in His promise to never leave me nor forsake me. (Deuteronomy 31:8) Every time I go to God in need of renewal, He brings peace to my heart, and He renews my spirit.
I look forward to taking the rest of this journey with each of you. Thank you for taking the time to read my blog and support me with your prayers. I pray that this ministry will continue to bless lives and encourage hearts.
Whether you are just getting started or have been living your God-sized dream for years, I encourage you to stick with it. It will be worth the risk. If God has called you to do a job, He will continue to bless you with the things you need. I pray that we will continue to remember to encourage each other and hold each other up in prayer. We each may have different callings and cover many different topics, but we all have the same common goal: to minister for God’s glory, and to lead people to Him.
God bless you as you continue on the journey to your God-sized dream. I pray that God will bless and empower you to do what He has called you to do.
- God always hears and answers the prayers of His children (bummyla.wordpress.com)