I sit in front of this screen, watching the cursor blink on the blank page and wonder if I have anything left in me to offer on this subject of God Sized Dreams. This heart that has traveled some weary, wonderful, unexpected roads over the last two years is starting to feel restless again. Like a traveler longing for the next adventure into the new and uncharted, I feel anxious and hopeful and more than a little fear.
It’s time to dream again. (<====Click to Tweet)
The big, bold, so-scary-only-God-can-do-it kind of dreams that make absolutely no sense but keep you awake at night as the possibilities swirl tirelessly through your mind. The kind of dreams that can paralyze you into inaction if you don’t take the most important action and hand it all back over to God.
It’s time to move on.
Not because it’s the beginning of the year and every one is making goals to move more, be more, do more, lose more. But because God is saying to my heart, in all His wisdom and love for me, that in order to make room in my life for what He has next, I need to let go. These first nudges of the dream? They don’t come with a manual and an agenda and a timeline. They come one small piece at a time.
Step 1: make room.
Step 2: wait.
So on a wintery Friday afternoon I sent emails that created some margin in my schedule and in my soul, trusting that God had released me to move forward to whatever it is He has next. I realized that saying “no” is more terrifying than saying “yes.” What if no other doors are opened? What if I just said “no” to the wrong thing? What if…
What if my “no” makes room for someone else to bravely say “yes” to their God Sized Dream? (<====Click to Tweet)
And with that sweet nudge from the Holy Spirit deep in my soul, I exhale, and I realize that lingering too long over dreams long since delivered, trying to stay comfortable and familiar and hang on to what I know I can do well? It’s been a silent weight on my shoulders that I simply grew accustomed to carrying. I’ve learned on this God Sized Dream that God truly does desire rest for us, the best for all of us.
- When I fight His plans and make my own agenda, I become weary.
- When I strive to do it all on my own and forget that God is in control, I become weary.
- When I try to hold on to the thing God has released me from, I become weary.
Let God lead. Hand it all back to Him. Let go and make room. And then, in the waiting, thank God for the dreams answered, the paths forged, the friends made, and the doors opened. Then exhale, and get ready for the next adventure.
This, my sweet friends, is my final post here at God Sized Dreams, but never the end of my love for this site, this journey, and these women. No matter the course our dreams take us on, my heart will always find a home here. Chase your dreams with courage – you never journey alone.
Shared By: Crystal Stine