I used to think it was vital to have everything figured out. The idea had to make sense and all the pieces needed to fit before I could move forward.
And then I watched the last video in the Bible study, Esther. Beth Moore said this, “Keep doing the next thing, even if you feel like you are stabbing the dark…that’s the Providence of God. Everyone starts out unsure…but they keep going and trusting.”
Beth Moore began her ministry thirty years ago unsure if teaching Bible studies was God’s direction for her life. Can I just say what a relief it was to hear Beth Moore’s beginning years were marked with uncertainty and questions?!
It makes me feel relieved. I’m where Beth Moore was thirty years ago; she felt the same way I do!
I may feel like I’m stabbing at the dark and wonder what I’m doing and if I’m going in the right direction. But with every faithful step I take, God leads.
And He leads you too. You may not have the who, what, how, or why all figured out, but if you have the desire, He will lead you into your purpose, if you seek Him. Doors will open, opportunities will arise, struggles will drive you crazy and setbacks will make you think you should quit.
Don’t give up!
Before this God-sized Dream team, you would have found me sitting with friends saying something like, “Um, yeah, dreams are for people who don’t have a life. Who has time to go after dreams?”
But, not now. Oh no.
When I see friends struggling to decide what they want to do or how to get there, I feel confident in encouraging them to go for it, and to find a way and do it!
Do you want to know the secret sauce to not giving up? Encouraging others.
Encouraging others in their own dreams gives you power to fight for yours. You see precisely how important it is for them to realize their dreams, and it makes you want to fight for yours all the harder.
Encouraging others creates community in a way that God intended. Because when we are truly happy for others, then we are steadfast about who we are as well and sure of the plans He has for us. There is no room for jealousy.
Beth Moore encourages others because she knows how discouraging the journey can be. The enemy does NOT want us to succeed. If she would have thrown in the towel after her first study we wouldn’t have the wisdom we glean from her seven books and sixteen Bible studies. And who knows how many countless lives she has touched.
It’s important to be each other’s cheerleader, especially when we aren’t sure of our own paths. One day you will be the one speaking to the generation behind you, urging them to keep pressing forward.
Today, find someone you can encourage and see what happens inside of you!
God-sized Dream = A desire in your heart for more of what God has for you~ Holley Gerth
Shared By: Alecia Simersky