God-sized Dreams are meant to be shared with your tribe.
“My tribe? Really? I need a tribe?”
Yes, girl, you need a tribe for those days when you wonder if it’s all worth it.
Let me share with you how my tribe made a difference on my horrible, very bad, I-want-to-move-to-Australia kind of day.
I have been EXTREMELY blessed to have a marvelous group of women who I call my tribe. We met over a year ago as we trudged through the process of naming and following our dream.
We have laughed, cried, and shared our moments of frustration with our dreams.
And when we have felt our lowest, we have sent out a SMOKE SIGNAL and our tribe came running to see how they could help.
We often do not talk about spiritual warfare and God-sized Dreams. But the reality is when you are doing what God uniquely designed you to do, the enemy is not happy. There is going to be opposition and situations in your life that cause you to say,
“I’m tapping out of this dream God, it’s too much. I can’t do it.”
On this particular morning, I woke up thinking that everything was doomed. I had lost hope.
Normally when I wake up, a praise and worship song pops into my head. I start singing it (off key, of course), I check all of my social media feeds, grab a cup of coffee, and start hanging with God. I love prayer and just spending time with God.
Yet on this Wednesday morning, I woke up feeling blah. I couldn’t shake it. I wanted to stay in bed all day. I wanted to call out sick from work. I didn’t want to eat or drink anything.
I just didn’t want to face the day. I wanted to pull the covers over my head and sleep all day.
The blahs were taking over my morning, so I did the only thing I knew I could do. I called out to the tribe for prayer. I told them exactly how I was feeling and asked that they would just pray that I would snap out of it and remember God loves me.
The first Voxer message I received came from Christine. She spoke such sweet words of comfort to me. Christine put a name to what I was feeling. I was under attack because my post was going to touch someone’s life. My words would be encouragement for someone. And the enemy was upset. So I needed to get out of bed and go chase down the roaring lion. She reminded me that I was Lion Chaser.
Christine loves the book In the Pit With A Lion On A Snowy Day by Mark Batterson. She often quotes it and I just chuckle every time because the book still remains on my nightstand in my must-read pile.
But Christine is right – I AM A LION CHASER. I am a daughter to the Lion Judah so who should I fear? <— Tweet this
The next Voxer message came from Kristin. She also told me I couldn’t let the enemy win; I had to get up and put on my sassy pants and go to work. She gave me lots of words of encouragement of how proud she was of all that I was doing. She reminded me that I was doing all of this for orphans, and that my obedience was bringing glory to God. Then my favorite part of the message came on…she told me that I needed to get up and put on my sassy pants even if they were dirty.
I needed to put on my dirty sassy pants.
Tears of laughter streamed down my face. I couldn’t stop. My heart was filled with joy.
Throughout the day, I received prayers and posts about how much God loved me. My tribe reminded me of who I was in Christ and who God created me to be. They reminded me that they had blah days too. They assured me that things would get better. My thoughts were no longer blah. I was smiling from the inside out.
A tribe is needed because they will point you back to Jesus and his love for you. <—-Tweet this
They remind you that your story is yours, unique to only you. No one can share your testimony but you.
A tribe reminds you of your unique footprint and how you are making a difference in the world by being the real you.
So yes, girl, you need a tribe if you are going to follow after your God-sized Dream.
Shared by: Delonna Gibbs
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