I joined Holley’s God-Sized Dreams Team with lots of zeal and enthusiasm, hoping to be encouraged and challenged to pursue the great things God has been swirling about in my mind.

But when I put my dream down on paper and then read the dreams of the other ladies on the team, mine didn’t seem so God-sized anymore. It seemed even less than human-sized. It just seemed…well, not like a dream at all.

My dream does not involve writing a book or launching a ministry or starting a program. This is my God-sized dream…

My God-sized dream is to encourage families to grow closer to God and closer together through my writing while keeping my relationship with God and my own family as my first priorities.

I know this is exactly what God has put in my heart, but it just didn’t sound very grand. Until…

I remembered some wise words from my dear friend Teri Lynne. A while back, after discussing upcoming plans for writing and ministry, I had one question for Teri Lynne – “How do you manage it all – writing and ministry and everything – while taking care of your family?” And her answer was simple enough: “I don’t have a little one anymore.”

Looking back on that conversation was exactly the perspective I needed as I pondered my God-sized dream. Teri Lynne is a wonderful writer and encourager of women, but she shared that much of her ministry developed as her daughter grew older.

I have a ten-month-old baby. I homeschool two boys. My husband’s schedule is always changing. For this dream {that quite frankly started to feel un-dreamlike to me} to come to fruition in this season will DEFINITELY be a God thing.

I’m taking little steps toward my dream {with the help of Holley’s “Do What You Can” Plan ebook} and finding that what seems tiny now will grow and blossom as I am obedient and faithful with my place in life RIGHT. NOW.

Maybe God has placed a dream in your heart that feels “small” compared to the dreams He has given others. Can I encourage you today to look at your age and stage of life and realize thatย YOUR dream is God-sized in YOUR life? {And even take another step and share your dream here or in your own blog post?}

God-sized Dream = A desire in your heart for more of what God has for you. ~Holley Gerth

Praying you let God speak a Him-sized dream into your heart today!

Linking up with Holley and more God-sized dreamers this and every Tuesday!

 

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