You know the Christian sensation, the must-read by Wm. Paul Young?
I appreciated aspects of it.
And how it might resonate with readers.
But it didn’t with me.
And it took awhile before I stopped asking, “What is wrong with me that I don’t like this popular book?”
I have the opposite problem when reading nonfiction.
It took awhile before I realized that a person’s words being in print doesn’t make them infallible.
Different styles, different tastes, different needs, different spirits.
Not everything is going to resonate with me, and that’s OK.
A series of God-incidences brought a new book into my home.
And a series of God-incidences has prompted me to read it as the next step in pursuing my God-sized dream.
God-sized dreams aren’t really about size at all–they’re about embracing and pursuing the desires God has placed within your heart that perfectly fit who you are. God-sized dreams are part of your purpose and they lead to more joy, meaning, and hope in your life. –Holley Gerth
I dream of living free from the hold that the effects that childhood sexual abuse has on me.
I want to understand this in the light of faith, so I have begun reading a book written about it in the light of faith.
Several wonderful people are praying for us as we read.
I’m not ready to reveal the title of the book because, though it comes highly recommended, I have this history with popular books….
I’ve read the forward, prologue, preface, and part of the first chapter, and I’m already questioning the author’s premise and style, and their compatibility with my spirit….
But, I’m going to keep going and keep an open mind. After all, I struggled through the first chapter of Ann Voskamp’s One Thousand Gifts, and it ended up changing my life.
And there may be a chapter or idea or sentence that makes a difference for me.
Or not. But, at this point, I’m still willing to give it a shot.
Would you pray for me?
That I can discern what to hold onto and what to let go, without judgment of myself or the author?
That my heart is protected?
That the enemy stays far away from this process?
That I rest in the Lord’s loving care rather than holding hands with fear?
For my reading partners?
Are you pursuing a God-sized dream? How can I support you in it? This, and every Tuesday, I will be linking to Holley Gerth’s blog to support her and the other God-sized dreamers. You will find links to their stories there. Join us?