One of my first steps in moving forward in my God-Sized Dream
was to share it with my mentor.
Karen has been my mentor for almost two years now
and I am so incredibly blessed to have her in my life.
Our relationship started five years ago when she was leading a Bible study for women on Saturday mornings that I attended. I loved hearing about her relationship with the Lord and could sit listening to her teaching for hours. She just leaks Jesus and I wanted to be near her for the overflow of that love for Him. That time we shared was wonderful and ended way too soon.
About a year or so later I had begun to feel a desire to have a mentor. I had heard a message that spoke on the importance of having "a Paul" in life. I had been blessed to be walking with someone in Children's Ministry, but really wanted someone who could mentor me in all areas of my life and not just ministry. So I began to pray. I prayed for God to bring someone into my life to be my "Paul." Two weeks later I walked into a women's small group that I was attending to find Karen. She shared her passion in being a Titus 2 woman during our time together that morning. She referenced these verses when she spoke about her heart for women.
These older women must train the younger women to love their husbands and their children, to live wisely and be pure, to work in their homes, to do good, and to be submissive to their husbands.
It was if God said to me that morning, "Ask and you shall receive." I knew that Karen was the answer to my prayer and asked it she would consider mentoring me and she agreed. We began to meet weekly - praying, talking, and studying together. She came alongside me as a wife, mother, and ministry leader. She teaches, encourages, challenges, and loves me.
It was only natural that one of my first steps in moving forward in my God-sized dream would be to share it with her.
She had recently invited me to lead a Bible study for moms in our church. She knew it would be a challenge for me as I would have to face one of my biggest fears - speaking. I knew that it was totally out of my comfort zone, but I did it scared.
So I don't think she was too surprised when I told her about my dream. I think that she had that vision of me even before it was revealed to me. It was a sweet conversation in which she shared how much she believes in me. She believes in all that God has for me...including my God-sized dream.
Do you have a mentor?
Have you shared your God-sized dream with her?
My friend Holley Gerth invited me to join a group of dreamers that she affectionately calls her God Sized Dream Team. What a blessing to be part of this group.
We will be gathering each week on Tuesdays at Holley's to encourage each other and you to dream those God sized dreams.