On Tuesdays 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 Erica Goldsmith, who shares powerful encouragement and the reminder that God can use us in such big ways if we are willing!
Some say that I’m a Dreamer…Well; I’m not the only one!
But I just wonder if all Dreamers dream the same way I do…
You see, most days I am a Dreamer Warrior; a Defender of Dreams! (<====Tweet this.)
My BIG DREAM is to help others reach their BIG DREAMS. You might say I am an aspiring Dream Coach; assisting others through inspiration, motivation, education and dedication to eventually reach a destination of jubilation as they live out their God-sized dreams.
However, there’s only one problem…some days I am more a Dream Worrier…
As a Dream Worrier, there are times when I feel like, “who am I to tell anyone anything?” times when I wonder, “Why would anyone want to listen to me?” times when I ask, “Who’s going to inspire and motivate me?”
I worry that nothing I say makes sense or that it doesn’t make a real difference; that people are laughing at my efforts; that they already know what I am trying to convey. I wonder if they are asking what makes me qualified to tell anyone anything…that what I am imparting is not beneficial.
I start to think about all the things I cannot do. I start to think maybe I don’t have all the education I need. I think that maybe I should be further along in my own dream. I think that maybe God didn’t really call me to this; that maybe this is just a pipe dream. In other words, I allow my weaknesses to work against my diligence. I become a Dream Worrier; a poor pitiful Dreamer without aspiration!
I am reminded of WHO it was that actually put the dream in my heart to help others. I remember that it’s not about me…but it’s about the King and His Kingdom; that everything I do, I do for and as unto Him. I remember that God does not call the qualified; He qualifies the called!
It is then that I rise up as a mighty Dream Warrior; a Defender of Dreams; a force, powerful and strong, to be reckoned with! Why? Because His dream for me and all of those He has assigned to me becomes more important than my own self-confidence; it becomes more important than what I think of my own strength and ability. I remember that He has given me His confidence, His strength and His ability; that He is only asking for my availability! That it’s not about self-sufficiency but all His grace being sufficient in ALL things. It is when I remember that in my weakness, I am made strong, it changes EVERYTHING! (<====Tweet this.)
It is then that I, like David, go out to battle my giant; the formidable giant of worry. I grab my sling. I run out to meet my Goliath! Along the way, I gather five smooth stones; the stone of inspiration, the stone of motivation, the stone of education, and the stone of dedication and lastly, the stone of jubilation! But, it only takes the one stone, the stone of dedication, to fell the giant! But I don’t stop there…I go forward to take his head off! It is then that I resume my original position; a Defender of Dreams, a mighty conqueror and powerful defeater of worry! I am assured once again, that I am indeed a Dream Warrior!
Photo Credit: MatthewJCarter
Erica Skelton Goldsmith loves to share her heart through various means to impact the lives of others for the King and His Kingdom. She encourages others to seek out the dream God has placed in their hearts. She believes that we shouldn’t just dream dreams but we should live dreams. As a wife of 34 years, a mother and a grandmother of five, a Pastor, an Event Organizer and a Conference Speaker, she uses many outlets to help others live passionately in pursuit of the purpose and destiny God has placed upon their lives. Erica shares her heart at The Random Ramblings of a Dreamer, as well as in a Facebook group, A Gathering of Dreamers. She is an organizer, facilitator and speaker at DREAM events she hosts in which others are encouraged through education, motivation, inspiration, dedication and jubilation to reach their God-Sized Dreams. Her ultimate BIG DREAM includes helping others reach their BIG DREAM!
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