Today’s Prompt: Find a way to pay it forward. You’ve been encouraged in your God-sized dreams by your sisters here the last few months. How can you spread that encouragement forward by investing in other dreamers? It can be small and simple or BIG and wild. Ask God what you can do and get creative. Then write a post about what you’re doing and link it up below.
I have seen the way an encouraging word, a moment of Truth, and sweet friendship can light a Holy fire under a dream. I have seen the way accountability can make terrified dreamers brave enough to move forward, to take one more step, because they know they walk hand-in-hand with a sister. I have watched as friends meet over miles, across states, through screens simply to celebrate one another. I have witnessed the power of God as women unknowingly step forward and let God use their voices to preach a good and inspired Word over another dreamer.
If I were to be honest, I’d say that my God Sized Dream? And how I can pay the encouragement forward? They are they same. I want to work full-time as an encourager. I dream of my 40 hour work week being spent pouring into the lives of other women, other dreamers who take brave first steps and don’t see how incredible they are. I dream of working with a team to create products that inspire & point to Jesus; using social media and technology to build community; produce retreats – not conferences – full of worship and relationships. I want to find opportunities to raise leaders, to offer others the same chances I’ve had to find who God wants them to be. I dream of no more ladders to climb, but rather benches to meet on over coffee, where CEOs are “Chief Encouragement Officers” and achievements are celebrated not by the individual, but by all.
It’s counter-cultural, to be honest. But my heart desires to do more than use my words for myself. I want them to be a gift. Used and shaped by the Holy Spirit to light fires of God Sized Dreams in the next generation of dreamers. I want to share my testimony of God’s faithfulness and provision – and the stories of the waiting. How God has refined and sifted through the waiting, how He knows exactly how long to leave me here, knows exactly what next step I need to accomplish. God knows who needs to go before me to lay the path to my dream, and I pray that one day, I might go before someone else, to help lay the foundation of theirs.
I‘m linking up with Holley Gerth today – will you join me in reading the other God Size Dream team posts?