You’re reading a God–Sized Dreams post. Each Tuesday, a team of God-sized dreamers writes on the progress of their dreams, spurred by the wisdom in Holley Gerth’s new book, You’re Made for a God-Sized Dream: Opening the Door to All God Has for You. For all my posts in this series, please click here. This week’s question is: Why is your dream worth pursuing, fighting for and seeing through no matter what happens?
I started this dreaming business for myself.
I firmly believe that Jesus died and rose for my freedom, so I was confident that He must want this healing for me.
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. –Galatians 5:1
When I set out, I began getting comments like:
I’m excited to see what God will do here.
Thank you for allowing Him to work through you. It blesses all of us more than you know.
I know God is going to use you in amazing ways.
Your desire to share your walk, so others can find healing, is amazing.
What joy you must bring to Jesus.
God bless you for speaking about this and empowering others.
And I thought…
People are interested in my story?
My story is helping other people?
I knew that my brokenness was hurting me.
I knew it was hindering my relationships.
Worst of all, I knew it was keeping God at arm’s length.
But wouldn’t you know it…
God is so good.
That light He started shining on the broken pieces of my heart?
It shined right on the hearts of others.
And I started hearing:
That’s my story too.
The same thing happened to me.
I have that in my past, and this is what I do when I’m feeling really low…
So, it’s my story…and sometimes I’m shakin’ in my cute black sweater clogs in the telling of it–
But it’s really His story.
The way He brings ugliness out of the dark, into the light.
So it loses its power.
And those are stories we need to keep telling.
So we keep running to Him.
Embracing His love even more.
Blazing the trails so others can embrace Him too.
How have you experienced God using your journey to bring others to Him?