No one else can fulfill your purpose. No one else can make that dream happen. There is no plan B for what God has destined to come into being through you…That means your God-sized dream either happens through you or not at all. – Holley Gerth
No pressure, right? Actually, it is pretty liberating! Imagine that…being so perfect for a particular purpose that it just wouldn’t be fulfilled without you. I’ve come to learn that when God wants me to pay attention to something he will layer it and tie it up in a bow so that I’m sure not to miss it. I got my bow tonight reading this quote. Here’s the layering that took place before the finishing touch…
August 7, 2013 Amy Kemp shared the following:
-Have a vision beyond your resources. Vision way beyond our resources is where God is His best.
-I’m not raising my kids to survive the world, I’m raising them to change the world.
-If you are a woman and you have been given the gift of leadership then for God’s sake, LEAD!
August 7, 2013 Journal entry while on the plane home
Psalm 22:31 God does what he says.
Lord I believe you’ve set clear visions for me – that you have laid plans on my heart for me to carry out with you. I believe you’ve given me everything I need to fulfill your plans for me. Father use me- here I am.
God, my Shepherd! I don’t need a thing. You have bedded me down in lush meadows, you find me quiet pools to drink from. True to your Word, you let me catch my breath and send me in the right direction.
This trip was your precise planning- to refocus my vision; to plant me on firm ground; to grow my faith; to show me what it means to trust you, seek you, depend on you. Thank you for your provision. Lord, as I step out in faith please show me the people you want me to work with. Help me to make every single person I come in contact with feel special.
August 8, 2013-August 16, 2013 while in Honduras
I saw what putting action to a call looks like. Even if the call is to help just 1 person, the world can be changed 1 person at a time. I was able to see for my own eyes what it means to have vision way beyond resources and how God moves mountains because of unreserved obedience and unwavering faith.
Tonight at a leaders dessert
I had a moment in which I had to close my eyes and smile in contentment. God’s whisper was so clear, “my child, this is part of the vision. You are living my God-sized dream for you one piece at a time”.
God-sized dreams can be big or small. They come in spite of life’s challenges to prove God’s greatness. They exist because God wants to use us for his kingdom. God-sized dreams are one of a kind. They aren’t about “me”, they’re about purpose. God-sized dreams aren’t about mediocrity, they’re about passion. They’re not about convenience, they’re about persistence til the race is finished and the battle is won.
So my brothers and sisters, choose to live your God-sized dreams! Live them purposefully, passionately, and persistently. Nobody else can.