I’ve got this great DaySpring calendar I’m using called “You’re Made for a God Sized Dream” by Holley Gerth. Every day there are inspiring words to encourage me to pursue my God sized dream. That dream is being a writer/author. I’m not sure where it came from. I always enjoyed creative writing when I was a kid and I love to read. But somehow over the last few years, this nudging has been happening telling me to do something. But it was really easy for me to find reasons not to pursue it – time, energy, cost, how hard it would be.
So with the blessing from my wonderful husband and family, I’m on this journey of following God’s nudge. And the calendar fits in perfectly with that. So some of the messages make me want to shout out my thoughts to the world that affect me so much.
Take for instance this one – God-sized dreams are a lot of work. It can seem because we have this grand vision that it will all just fall into place. But that never happens. Ever. You have to be prepared to do the work. Over and over again. And so I’m trying to do just that. It’s encouraging when I just got a critique that made me feel like I would never “get it”. That what I think is ok for my writing isn’t. But then I read this and I realize that is what I am doing. I’m doing work and not giving up. Because now that I’ve started this journey, I don’t want to give up.
Which leads right into the next day’s message – In order to get a lot out of a God-sized dream, you’ll have to put a lot into it. Here’s to putting all I have into this dream. God, it’s all in your hands.