“Start now. Start where you are.” This is one of my favorites quotes about beginning something new. It speaks to the courage it takes to pursue a God-Sized Dream. The author reminds us of the fears and doubts in our minds that will paralyze us, if we let them. It is a reminder to me that the perfect conditions may never exist for me to execute the dreams God has laid on my heart. So…I must start now.
This past summer was my “start now” moment. My life was turned upside down in so many areas, and I thought it was the worst time to start a business. I questioned God, saying surely not. But God saw differently. When we pursue what God has for us when situations are less than ideal, God’s majesty and power show up and He receives all the glory.
What I saw as less than ideal, He saw as an opportunity to grow my trust in Him and my dependence on Him.
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. (Isaiah 55:8-9, ESV)
Prayer is a great way to engage with God about our God-Sized Dreams. When we pray, He helps us to see things with His eyes. He gives us wisdom and discernment on which way to go. God loves every detail of our lives and He wants to go on the journey with us. He is not sending us out alone but He is with us and He goes before us!
It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed. (Deuteronomy 31:8, ESV)
By walking through the open door of one dream, we receive greater freedom to dream other dreams too. In addition to my dream of starting my own business, I love to write. I’ve been journaling since middle school when my dad encouraged me to write about my experiences at an away-summer camp. I picked up a pen and I haven’t stopped writing since. Writing has become a safe space for me to process my thoughts and communicate with God.
Whether it’s through journaling, brainstorming business ideas, or sending encouraging words to those around me, God always shows up. I am excited to be part of the God-Sized Dream Team and share words of encouragement with you.
We may not know where all the dream journeys will lead us, but if we keep our eyes fixed on God, we know He will work all things together for our good and His glory. And we will have fun with Him along the way. Dreaming with God opens the door to endless possibilities.
Shared by: Stacy Jeffries