Today we are so excited to welcome Sundi Jo to God-sized Dreams! Sundi Jo is a speaker and writer with an incredible story of redemption to tell. We know you’ll enjoy her words today as she writes about a dream God has planted in her heart.
It was a dream I didn’t ask for. Do you ever have those? Something God asks you to do, but it was never on your radar?
I told Him no about 75 different times, 75 different ways.
He kept telling me, The broken need a place to go.
Why me? Why would I have to be the one to give them a place? None of it made sense.
Then I got the phone call. She’d jumped off a bridge and ended her life. Six hours earlier she’d hugged me at church with a big smile.
Now she was dead, just like that.
I sobbed. I sought forgiveness for my disobedience to God, and I finally said, Okay, I’ll do it. Use me.
God-sized dreams aren’t always about us. They’re about something greater than ourselves. (<====Tweet this.)
So here I am, following the dream God has planted in my heart. Have I mentioned it’s one of the hardest things I’ve ever done?
I have faced opposition from many different directions. I am hated by others. Two houses have fallen through, but I’m supposed to give the broken a place to go. Yet so many things are on hold and doors have closed.
I ask Him through confusion and tears, Why did you call me to this?
He answers in His gentle grace, This is mine. I will lead you. You need only follow me. Just take the next right step.
Daily I am on my knees, my hands open to surrender.
I give Esther’s House to you, Lord. I give my life to you. I surrender my body, my thoughts, my heart to you. Everything that I am is yours. Guide me. Show me the next right step.
He shows me. I follow. Fear is gone. Peace overflows my heart.
The next right step. It’s all we have to do. Tomorrow is His. (<====Tweet this.)
Ask our Heavenly Father, who loves you with an everlasting love, in the midst of your trial and confusion, to show you His way, one step at a time.
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