Hey there, my God-sized dreaming buddies,
Please don't let the term God-Sized Dream intimidate you. Here's what it means, in Holley's words:
"God-sized Dream = A desire in your heart for more of what God has for you."
So, a God-sized dream can be as big as uprooting yourself to become a missionary in a different land.
Or it can be whatever you do everyday, like going to work or staying home to raise your kids.
Whatever it is, there's a sense that God has something more for you.
Something that makes your heart beat a little faster.....that you feel passionate about......that makes you come alive......that brings you joy!
Even if you aren't clear at this stage what that dream is, it's there, waiting to be conceived, nurtured, encouraged, and to be birthed in due time.
We need each others' dreams. Because we aren't complete on our own.
Our dreams grow us to become who God intends us to be. Our spirits soar in unison with His Spirit as our dreams take shape, grow, sprout wings and eventually take flight.
I believe that each one of us, with our unique personalities and talents, reflect a facet of God's nature that no one else can replace. In pursuing our dreams, we allow the people around us to see and enjoy the beauty of that particular aspect of God that we would otherwise miss out on.
That's right, there is no one else who can be who you are and do what only you can do. The beauty of your uniqueness is meant to be shared with the people around you because it is such a blessing.
It feels scary, you say? I know, I'm scared, too. Scared silly, as Holley would say. (By the way, Holley's new book You're Made for a God-sized Dream: Opening the Door to All God Has for You has been released. Congratulations, Holley!)
This is why I've included some quotes about courage at the end of this letter for all of you and for me, too!
I kind of think that we owe it to ourselves (if not to God and the people around us) to discover the potential that God sees in our lives.
And I believe God's grace is there to meet our every need as we go after those dreams. Even when it gets tough at times.
Let's take courage from Him and from one another as we take the next step.
He believes in us.
And I believe in you.
Some quotes about courage:
Courage is not the absence of fear. Courage is the willingness to act in spite of my fear. (Michael Hyatt)
Courage is not the absence of fear, but the mastery of it. (Victor Hugo)
Courage is not the absence of fear but the judgment that something else is more important than fear. The brave may not live forever but the cautious do not live at all. For now you are travelling the road between who you think you are and who you can be. (Meg Cabot)
"And David said to his son Solomon, 'Be strong and of good courage; do not fear nor be dismayed, for the Lord God - my God - will be with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you, until you have finished all the work for the service of the house of the Lord.'"
~ I Chronicles 28:20 ~
"Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all of you who hope in the Lord." ~ Psalm 31:24 ~
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