Don't be afraid, for I am with you.
Don't be discouraged, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you.
I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.
One of my biggest challenges in pursuing my God-sized dream is fear.
When I was first asked to lead the Bible study for moms in our church, I was flat out scared. Stand on a platform and teach? I still get butterflies the size of cows thinking about the enormity of this calling.
As I prepared for our first gathering, I kept thinking that I shouldn't be afraid and looked up every verse in the Bible about fear for encouragement.
What I realized though was that it wasn't about the absence of fear. It was more about trusting Him with all of it. Admitting that all of it is only possible by His strength. That He would give me that strength when I asked. That He could speak through me in that moment. That I need Him. That I trust Him.
So I did it scared.
And God showed up big and continues to do so each week.
From the very beginning, His hand has been all over this incredible
group of moms that I shepherd and our time together.
I must always remember that it all begins in the moment
when I turn it all over to God and let Him have His way in all of it.
More of Him and less of me.
All of Him in me and through me.
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.