Here’s looking at YOU. You know who you are. You and me, we just get each other, don’t we? So often, we doubt ourselves and don’t dare to dream as big as the fire in our heart compels us to dream. But the truth is we each have those amazingly unique ideas and dreams that set our soul ablaze and send us over the moon excited to dig in and do the work.
The hard, gutsy, glorious work that makes us feel like we’ll never actually work a day in this life, as long as we’re doing those very things that light us up inside.
He wants us to trust Him with those dreams. There have been so many times in my life where I was striving to MAKE something happen that just wasn’t in God’s plan for me. FEAR had taken hold of my heart, and I thought that I needed to do something or nothing would happen. But in ALL of those instances where I ran ahead of God, the plans failed. I was hurt.
But lately, God has been showing me that when I trust HIM with my dreams and plans, HE blows them up beyond what I ever could have imagined. It just takes me holding onto those dreams with open hands and not grasping them for dear life. I don’t know if this encourages any of you, but dream on, sister. And trust the Lord for the increase.
So what can we do when the darkness of doubt and discouragement threatens to steal our joy and dull our shine?
We bring our brave when the temptation to compare and see how we measure up to others creeps in.
We reach out and be honest in the hard moments when we forget that the world needs our own unique brand of big love and passion. We need to let friends remind us that there’s a seat at the table for us all. There’s room for everyone. After all, life was never meant to be a solo journey and we each have great gifts to give and others to receive.
And what’s oh so important is that we speak life-giving words of love and encouragement to those around us when they find themselves in the thick of self-doubt and discouragement, too.
So dreamer, darling? Won’t you ponder and consider this? There is power, purpose, and beauty in your passions.
There is no one in this world quite like you, and no one who has been created to fulfill all that you have been created and commissioned to do with your life.
So bring your brand of brave and beauty. The world is your oyster. Dare to dream. Dream deliciously wild and crazy dreams because those who are just crazy enough to believe they can change the world for the better are usually the ones who do exactly that!
What’s stopping you from living the life you were created for? What can you do today to step out on faith and boldly step into your calling?
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” – Henry David Thoreau