This past year if you've read here at all you will know that I've gone on and on a lot about being Fearless.
And God in His godly fashion gave me many opportunities to try this new word out.
- I started guest posting (yikes) and started accepting guest posts.
- Went back and forth about whether or not to add ads to the site, there are some, but will probably be none here shortly.
- I joined a Mastermind group
- Joined a critique group
- Made an mp3 for a book launch (which I hope to make available here soon)
- Have some book ideas (which I said I would never do, but you know, never say never)
I don't feel as stuck as I did when I started out 2013. I knew I wanted to write more consistently, which I kinda sorta did. I knew I wanted to accept guest posts and do some guest posting (which was scareee) but I did it anyways. And God opened up opportunities to write, to be around godly encouraging women, to be in groups that helped my writing and gave me ideas and tips to be a better "blogger."
It's through one of these groups (a Mastermind group) that I met and became friends with the ladies that now make up the God-Sized Dreams website.
Also, God laid the importance of community on my heart. As much as I would love to do things alone and be the lone ranger, I can't. That's not how God made me...us.
In order for our dreams to work we have to let others in. And I think that has been the biggest thing I've learned.
I need others and maybe, they need me too.
I'm already thinking and praying about what my word for 2014 will be, do you know yours?
I'll post all about it when I've officially chosen it.
I hope for 2014 that I continue to forge ahead fearlessly. God has already laid some things on my heart and I'm already looking for the exit. Watching how Christine, the brain behind the new website, fought through her fears and kept moving forward has been such an inspiration to me. Getting to see behind the scenes and how much prayer and faith is really involved in making your dreams comes true was a great learning experience for me.
‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the Lord Almighty.
Zechariah 4:6 (NIV)
This is the founding verse of the website and it really says it all. It's not by my might or strength that I will accomplish anything, but through his.
Regardless of what lies ahead "I know who goes before me I know who stands behind, the God of angel armies is always by my side!"(Chris Tomlin-Whom Shall I Fear (God of Angel Armies) )
Now, who's up for a link up?? Come and share what God has been doing in your life this past year or just read, whatever, it's up to you! Either way you are welcome and we'd love to have you!! If you don't have a blog, post in the comments, I'll see you there!