It was just words.
Sent to someone else. THAT was the terrifying part. Oh the "what ifs"
What if they hate it?
What if I seem ungrateful?
What if they laugh?
What if they say "thanks but no thanks?"
What if I'm too forward?
What if I'm too subtle?
What if it seems fake?
What if my words seem desperate?
What if it ruins what I already have?
What if nothing happens?
What if I'm chasing the wrong dream?
Deep breath. Gather prayer warriors and mentors who pray encouragement and strength over me, I wrote the words. And then....I sent them. Sent my heart and my God Sized Dream into the hands of someone else.
You know what happened?
So far - nothing. But it was a step taken in faithfulness and now my dream is out there. My prayer warriors hold me accountable for the little steps, they know how to encourage me because they know my dream, and do you know what DEFINITELY wouldn't have happened if I'd done nothing?
Your dream? It requires action. Sometimes scary action. Surround yourself with people who love your dream as much as you do, who lift you up, follow up, and pray for you. Maybe that "thing" you're afraid to do is scary because it's exactly what God wants you to do to be faithful to Him. He won't let you down.
"God doesn't want us to be shy with his gifts, but bold and loving and sensible." 2 Timothy 1:7 MSG
Let's be bold with the dreams God gave us today. Let's forget about the fears and doubts that keep us stuck where we are, in a rut of comfort and pursue what God has put on our hearts with brave hearts. Let's identify those fears and realize that maybe those are the enemy's way of keeping us from becoming who God wants us to be. Pray that shared dreams will be met with receiving ears & hearts and that God would put the right people in the right place at the right time to turn that baby-step into a dream-realizer.
I'm linking up with Holley Gerth today - will you join me in reading the other God Size Dream team posts?