On Wednesdays we are thrilled to fling open the doors to all of YOU! We love hearing your dreaming stories…the lessons you’ve learned, the roads you’ve walked, the dreams He’s planted in your hearts! Today we are excited to welcome Jacquelynn Marie to God-sized Dreams. She asks us to consider where God may be calling us! Thanks for being here today, Jacquelynn!
Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying:
“Whom shall I send,
And who will go for Us?”
Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.” (Isaiah 6:8 (NKJV))
I love wandering around Manhattan and perusing parks and stores…while also looking at Pinterest and other creative websites! I do each of these things at the same time to gain ideas and get my “pretty wheels” turning as I begin a journey to start something new. My thoughts drift from idea to idea, until I feel a bit overwhelmed with the idea of doing anything at all. Plan this, make that, bake this, spearhead that…my excitement to use the gifts the Lord has given me sends me into a whirlwind. I must admit, though crazy-busy at times, it is also quite exhilarating and joy-filled!
At first, my thoughts begin as hesitation. I’m sure you can relate. We all have thoughts like this as we brainstorm…or dreamstorm! We get quite elated about the possibilities, and then doubt sets in. Someone has already thought of this idea, or there is no way I could do such a thing, I’m just one person. Personally, my favorite excuse is that I live in Manhattan and it’s all about who you know; I know about 17 people!
We all have that reluctance thought-stream that continues to flood our mind…yet the joys, ideas and the dreams continue to flood our minds simultaneously. The question is, which will we choose to listen to? This year, I am choosing to listen to the latter and say, “Why not me?”
Obviously, the Lord thought it good to give us the gifts and place the desires in our hearts…why not be obedient, diligent, steadfast and devoted to what He is showing us? Yes, the first step (or first 14 steps) may be difficult to navigate and confusing to comprehend. Guess what? They are also exciting, character building and faith-growing! God does not give us a spirit of fear; He gives us a brave spirit of “Here am I! Send me.”
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. (2 Timothy 1:7 (NKJV))
As each of us pray, seek, listen and wait…let’s remember that no matter the calling, God wants someone that is willing to trust Him and just go.
Ponder the path of your feet;
then all your ways will be sure. (Proverbs 4:26 (ESV))
Will we be those ladies? I think we should be…let’s get ready to go!
I pray that you will build upon the excitement the Lord gives you (and me) as you desire and decide to walk in the callings He has given…with no fear or doubt!
Jacquelynn Marie is a Manhattan girl by way of the west coast with lots of ideas in her head and lots of joy to spread like confetti. She works in non-profit and just began her newest venture, a small business called A Little Bit Fancy. Jacquelynn Marie enjoys serving as a Women’s Ministry leader, Welcome Ministry overseer and Children’s Ministry teacher at her home church in the city. In her spare time, Jacquelynn Marie also loves to work out, bake, travel, write and serve on too many para-church organization committees! She invites you to be a light as Matthew 5:16 states and join her as she blogs on www.iSparkleforJesus.webs.com
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