“I hear you like to take tea.”
Her voice came through the phone, warm and sweet, and I couldn’t help but smile, instantly loving the woman on the other end of the line. A woman I’d never met. A woman who would become one of my dearest friends.
When I met Wendy I was a twenty-three year old dreamer, and she was the friend I didn’t know I was missing. We met several times a week for a year, both of us writers, performers, and dreamers. We were totally different, and strikingly similar. And the partnership grew despite the fact that time and distance separated us physically.
She now lives in California, and I live in Florida. We live 2,500 miles apart, and yet the Lord has lovingly and graciously knit together this friendship because God loves dreamers, and He loves to see His children in fellowship.
In those early days, when Wendy and I were both newly married and without children, we spent a lot of time dreaming about the future. We dreamt up companies and businesses, books, speaking engagements, and all the many ways that we would work together. Because even then we understood and saw that we were better as a pair.
And now, seven children and fourteen years later, we’re seeing the fruit of all those years of dreaming, the seeds of hope planted in each of our hearts, watered and grown through long talks on the phone, weekends together, and a lot of time spent in prayer together.
There is power in the midst of gathered dreamers. (<==== Click to tweet)
Ideas take shape, and ultimately take flight when two or more come together, and they dare to dream. Of course, every one of us is capable of dreaming on our own, and seeing those dreams come to fruition, but dream chasing is much less intimidating when done with a friend.
That’s why we gather here, in this simple online space. Because we see you, and we believe in your dreams, and we believe that dreaming with a group is powerful. But there’s an important component to this shared dreaming.
You must actually share your dream.
It’s scary to share a dream. I used to be terrified of the idea. I thought that it would be better for me to just quietly pursue it on my own, then on day step out of the shadows and yell TA-DA! Look at what I did.
But it’s lonely in the shadows, and when the dreaming gets tough, and the road is rocky, we’re bound to quit if there’s no one there to grab us by the hand and guide us through the rough parts.
Dream chasing is hard. I had a mentor who used to say that “Worthy goals are rarely ever easily achieved.” It’s true, isn’t it? Anything worth doing is going to be hard. But it sure doesn’t have to be lonely.
So my challenge to all you dreamers today is this: Step out of the shadows! Share your dream with someone, preferably someone who will commit to helping you accomplish it. Whether they help through prayer, encouragement, making coffee runs, or actually working alongside you, know that having a friend or loved one step on to the path with you makes the journey much more fun.
So dream on, friends, and do it together.
“For where two or more are gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst.” Matthew 18:20
Shared By: Kelli Stuart