Tuesday, January 14, 2014

What Is My Dream?



For so long I've wandered through the ho hum of life not really sure what I was made for. I remember asking the question even as a child.

"God why am I here!?

I'm wondering now if the seeds of doubt were planted by the enemy to make me doubt my worth from an early age and live in the fear of being made for nothing.

The devil attacks the young. He knows if he can throw them off course early they will be thrown into confusion that could last a lifetime.

God found me though. And told me that I was made to set prisoners like myself free. How, I wondered, could I do anything like that?

What did that mean?

And if so many others had the same dream how was mine any different or special? Surely they could do a better job than me.

I'm not a writer, not really.

But the day I obeyed and created this blog and started to write I surprised myself.

All the things that I had been pondering and keeping inside came pouring out.

I had no idea I had so many words in my head or heart.

But God did.

For a long while the only ones that knew about this place were the ones that stumbled across from a link- up I would bravely join.

I'm brave in the anonymity.

And if you (are lucky enough to ;) ) know me in real life, you won't hear me ever tell you I write and have a blog. We'll become Facebook friends and one day you will notice an update, There's Something Different has shared a link.

You will click over and sometime later I will get a message that goes something like, "I didn't know you write, wow you are really good!"(ok I may have added that last part in) :)

I'm someone that longs to be seen without being seen or really known. I guess it's the middle child in me. Yearning for attention and will get it one way or the other.

I still don't know where this space will lead, it's definitely opened up new opportunities and new friendships. I get glimpses here and there, but nothing concrete. So, for now I'm not going to worry about the future too much. I'm going to enjoy the now and do whatever God lays in my lap for each day.

What about you? Do you know what your dream is? I'm sharing with some other awesome dreamers today for the 2nd link up at God Sized Dreams.com

You can join in too!! Meet you there!

Also joining Soli Deo Gloria



















22 comments :

  1. Alecia - you are a beautiful writer - you should proudly claim the gift God has given you! :)

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    1. Thanks, Kristin. Looking over these comments I am so humbled. This community has become something I never expected, but God knew.

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  2. I think it's good that you don't really know where the dream is taking you. Just obey the voice of God today, and He will lead you to the exact right place. I also think you should totally tell people you have a blog! If you are enthusiastic about it, other people will be, too. (found you at Jen Ferguson's site.)

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    1. Great advice Sandy! I need to take it :)

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  3. Good stuff. I think God asks us to show up and he does the rest.

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    1. Amen to that! Showing up is half the battle :)

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  4. I always tell you the gifting the Lord has given to you. Thank you for sharing it with all of us, because it does touch and 'set the prisoners free'. Like Sandy said, obeying brought out that dream.

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    1. You are such a gift, Marlece. Thank you for your kind words.

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  5. Love this...you ARE a writer. (Just in case you need to hear it again.) ;) And your words and heart mean so much to this community. Keep sharing!!! Love to you, friend! :)

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  6. I agree with the others... you ARE a writer. You are a BEAUTIFUL writer. Can I say, I really hope we can connect in real life one day. I'm always so touched, encouraged and inspired by your words. Keep on writing!
    Much love,
    Beth

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    1. Beth, I would love nothing more than to meet you in real life!! Who knows?? Thank you for your words here, they mean so much!

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  7. You're right, the devil does "attack the young" but thank God was have a Savior who can guard our dreams and return us to the right track! :)

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    1. Typo correction: I meant to say "...thank God WE have a Savior" not "...was have a Savior"

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  8. Love this Alecia! I agree, I believed the lies of the enemy at a very young age too and it shaped my life for many years! I thank God for His amazing grace!!!
    Beautiful words, keep writing!!!

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  9. I'm glad you were able to break free from the lies of the enemy to see the amazing plans God has for you! Thanks for stopping by Lanette and for the encouragement.

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  10. I'm brave in the anonymity too. It's safe there, hiding behind the words on the screen. But being vulnerable in the face-to-face? That's a different place altogether! I want to be fearless in EVERY place!

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  11. I am glad that you have found writing ... or did writing find you?

    Fondly,
    Glenda

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  12. I really hope to meet you IRL! You are a blessing, as are your words. And I cannot wait to see what God does here!

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  13. I am so thankful to have found our words! They are beautiful and so are you!

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  14. My favorite line: "God found me though. And told me that I was made to set prisoners like myself free." He is so good! What a joy it is to watch you walk out this calling!! : )

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