This summer I attended a conference in which one of the sessions talked about God-sized dreams. Stephanie Bryant and Holley Gerth encouraged and inspired so many of us women to pursue our God-sized dream. I want to share a little bit from that workshop with you to challenge and encourage your heart to do what God has created you to do.
“A God-sized dream can be big or small. What matters is that it fits your heart.”
You might have a God-sized dream if:
1. It fits with your strengths, your skills, and experiences.
2. You can’t think about anything else. It keeps coming to the forefront of your mind.
3. You’re scared silly – It’s bigger than you!
4. People think you’re crazy.
5. It aligns with God’s purposes!
6. It’s harder than you thought!
7. It leads to joy!
A God-sized dream is something that God puts in your heart for you to do to better his world. A God-sized dream can range anywhere from a business pursuit that is from him for you or combating some sort of social injustice to wanting to be the best wife and mother the world has ever seen.
When pursuing your God-sized dreams, there is a fear that never goes away. A fear of knowing that this is so much bigger than little old you and me. That fear also is accompanied by adventure and excitement! What are you secretly afraid of doing but want to do? “For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.” 2 Timothy 1:7 Knowing God and living your God-sized dream is the most exciting thing in life! As you begin to walk with God to unknown places and impact the world in a way that honors him and helps others, then, I believe that we discover the reason for living…the reason that we were created and put on this earth!
My God-sized dream is Isaiah 61. “He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for captives, to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes.” I desire to do this through writing, small groups, speaking, bumping into someone at the store, etc. It pleases God, when I step out and boldly pursue my God-sized dream. After all, it is really his dream that he has put in my heart to change the world for him.
So, what is your God-sized dream? The first step to pursuing it is to write it down or say it out loud. Will you boldly share your God-sized dream with me? Your fingers may be shaking at the key pad, but I dare you!
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Let me hear your God-sized dream!
To write a book someday. One that will inspire people to look for God in their everyday. To share my experiences and let others see how He walked with me and lead me to a place of strength and peace. Always sharing His great love and guidance is my God dream.
I would love to adopt! We have a blended family of four kids, and have our first one together on the way, yet there is a longing to provide a loving home to a child that would not have the opportunity otherwise.
Joy, this is my God-sized dream: It is in Proverbs 31, starting with verse 20 “She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.” If I can help someone in need, it makes my heart full of joy! Verse 26, “She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.” I want God to put wisdom in my mouth when someone needs it! Verse 28, “Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.” And the last verse is 30, “Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.” To me that is a wonderful verse; this scripture comes from the KJV.
Thank you, Joy for reminding me about this dream!
I love it! Keep pursuing your God dreams and in his timing, they will come to pass!
Joy I love this blog! Mine is to found, co-found, or be on the leadership committee of a non-profit organization that supplies educational and medical aide overseas for children. It’s SO huge and I don’t know how I’m going to get there, but God does!!