Tuesday, January 8, 2013

What Is Your God-Sized Dream?

Isaiah 35:2 " Yes, there will be an abundance of flowers and singing and joy! The deserts will become as green as the mountains of Lebanon, as lovely as Mount Carmel's pastures and the plain of Sharon. There the LORD will display his glory, the splendor of our God"

My dream...ok here goes, ~takes a deep breath~ grow this space into a ministry ~sigh~

My dream...is to grow this blog into a full blown ministry.

Bigger and larger than I can imagine it to be. Not to make me famous or big, on the contrary I'm probably inviting trouble, but to make God known

I envision this being a space full of people that are learning to walk in the freedom and grace of God. To love and accept and encourage those around us regardless of what stage of life we are in or how we do things. To give grace and accept it.

To open this space to women that come here to tell their own stories free from judgement.

The lost and lonely that are looking for the hope that's tucked inside of me. To share our beauty from ashes, hope redeemed stories.

A place where you're allowed to be vulnerable and take off your "I'm fine mask,"  because sometimes, you know, life just down right stinks.

To offer my own humble life as an example of what faith can do, when you dare to dream, live fearlessly, and take the path that looks so much like the wrong one.

I've learned much over the years of how I want my life to look like, and I've realized that

once you've been changed by Christ, you can't not live for Him, you have to live differently.
That's where the name of the blog came from and how I hope I'm living each day and how I want to encourage those around me to live.

What is your God Sized Dream?

Have you ever thought about it? Or do you not like to dream, because you don't think dreams come true?

I've been challenged by Holley to dream, not just dream little-but dream big. Dream so big in fact that my dream could only come from God. This type of dreaming is scary. Because what will people think? Do I dare speak it out loud? Will it stand up in the face of scrutiny and negativity and the Martha's of the world, aka realists, or dream killers?

God-He plants dreams inside of all of us. That thing that gets you excited, makes your heart beat fast when you think about it, that, that's your dream~your passion. And you know what else? It doesn't have to humongous it can be small. It's your dream and all you need to do is take the next step towards it, doesn't have to be a big step, just one step towards overcoming your fears and procrastination.

This may be a slow process and there may be times I want to throw in the towel, but I hope I persevere and run the race marked out for me.
Because the attacks are already coming, not from outside sources but on the inside.

Dream God-sized DreamsIt's pointless. Why are you even bothering, no one cares. You don't have anything to say that anyone will want to read. Dreams, are you kidding?! you?!  Be afraid, cause you will fail and then you'll look stupid for declaring this to the world. Your not cut out for this, you don't have it all together, so how can you encourage others?

Oh my, how they are coming. My stomach is in knots and I want nothing more than to delete,delete,delete.

 It would be so easy, and life would go on.

But would it?

No one else may care, but deep inside I will. I'll know that I had the chance to live a life fully and completely that was busting at the seems with joy, and out of fear I shelved the whole thing.

So, it's with knots in my stomach and sweaty palms that I write this, boy am I scared, like hide under the covers and maybe pretend I didn't really just write this, scared.

But I'll hit publish anyways, cause that's what I gotta do. Keep on keepin on.

Ignore the fear is to defeat the fear. Because the One that lives in ME/YOU is bigger than every doubt and fear that could possible crop up in our heads.

Will join the rest of the dreamers~  God Sized Dream Team led by Holley Gerth? We're dreaming big and small and some of us are still figuring out what our dreams look like.

Got any God Sized Dreams you want to tell us about? Comment here and then click over to Holley's site, on Tuesdays she is hosting a link up for you to share your own God-Sized dreams and give you steps to take towards your goal.

 I'm praying for you sweet friend, together we can make this the year we fearlessly chased after our dreams.

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Linking with:: Holley, and Soli Deo Gloria


  1. GOD does indeed plant His vision in our hearts. When I stumble and fall is when I try to make the dream happen...like Sarah with her maid, Hagar. If it's truly of Him, then it's His work and He will bring it to pass.

  2. As I read your post, it seemed you were reading my guest post for Holley. I said so many similar things (but you won't read it until April). I just wanted to encourage you, that ministry is all about God and really has very little to do with us outside of obedience. I think you are well on your way to realizing your dream. Your honesty is refreshing.

    1. Thank you Shelley. I can't wait to ready what you have in store for in April :)
      I think your're right, dreaming and even living day to day, when your a Christian, and want to please God with your life...it really has very little to with us. We just need to be obedient. Thanks for your encouragement!!

  3. Oh Alecia, I'm so glad you hit publish!!! You called it, those are the exact things I hear too (and probably a lot of others). I can't say this enough...I'm not just typing it to have a comment...KEEP GOING. Because if you listen, if you believe those words and you chalk it all up to a few silly thoughts, the world will have missed out. You're not imagining it, this dream is real...just keep going...AWESOME post!

    1. Thank You!! Your words mean a lot, even a little teary eyed over them :) Confirmation...I think it's what we all long for, thank you

  4. I just wanted to say thank you for coming by my blog and encouraging me! I'd love to see this turn into what you dream of it. Something so needed!

    1. Thank you Maggie. I'm such a mix of emotions over it, I can't wait to see to what God has in store, and if where I end up is where I think I'll be :)

  5. So inspired by your dream! Thank you for sharing this. I Can't wait to see where God is going to take us, as we embark on this God-sized journey :)

  6. What an inspirational place, Alecia! I'm excited for our dreams and what HE is going to do with them.
    Thrilled to journey along with you as a Dream Team Member...

    1. Thanks Stefanie, I'm glad you are here and journeying along with us too!! Your blog is amazing and a blessing :)

  7. Oh, yes! Live fully, live fearlessly and even when afraid, move forward courageously afraid! He does plant His dreams in our hearts! Thank you for linking up at my place today. Keep dreaming! Blessings...


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