You can’t go after your dreams alone.
I know it’s probably not what you want to hear right now. It’s so much easier to find a way to do it on your own, to push forward at your own pace, not being held back or down or questioned by anyone.
You need a team.
A village of women who know your dream. The ones you can email at midnight, the ones you can share your TRUE dream with – the one that might be too scary to share with the whole world.
The women who will lovingly push you beyond your comfort zone to take baby steps.
The ones who will cheer for every success without jealousy.
The women who never make you feel silly, or insecure, or like a failure.
Sweet friend, pray for women to surround you with encouragement and support. Don’t get me wrong – my husband is my biggest fan and my best friend, but there are just times when you need an objective perspective to keep your feet moving.
It’s hard for me – I’m usually the encourager, so to reach out and ask for someone else to fill the gap? It’s hard. It takes trust. It takes prayer.
But in the end? You really can’t do it alone.
Jesus sent his disciples out in pairs for a reason. God created Eve for Adam for a reason. There are just some things that we are not meant to do all by ourselves.
I’d like to introduce you to my team:
Kris Camealy: http://alwaysalleluia.com/
Holley Gerth: http://holleygerth.com
These women have shown me what it’s like to live more like Jesus. They have held me accountable, supported me, given me sound & wise advice, and have prayed for me.
They make me feel like I can do this!
That this dream of mine? It can be a reality, in God’s timing.
And most importantly? They point me – always – back to God.
They’ve committed to supporting me in this God Sized Dream, and I am grateful.
Crystal, I was just over at Kris’s blog and saw your and Michele-Lyn and Amy’s beautiful faces. I love the way this community is wound tight. You guys are awesome! You are an encourager naturally but we all need a little lift as we’re not just chasing dreams, we’re chasing God sized dreams! Love you, friend. You are all amazing women!
Mary Bonner says
I love that you reached out! You know what? I don’t even know (for sure) what my dream is…so I am enjoying reading so many God Sized Dream posts. I’m praying for you Crystal.
Holley Armstrong Gerth says
So glad to be on your team, friend! 🙂
What a great team you are a part of! (And I am obsessed with how adorable your hair cut is!) I have so enjoyed reading your posts and getting to know you better through Holley’s God-sized Dream Team and (in)courage. Can’t wait to read more!
Kris Camealy says
Yay! I love being a part of this with you–you bless me in huge, awesome ways, and I cannot wait to see how your dream unfolds!! God is up to something amazing–always! Love you!
Praying for God to strengthen the trust between you and your team to all reach your dreams for the Glory of God
What a fantastic team you’ve got! I’m sure God will use you all to build each other up and launch each other toward your dreams! Blessings in you journey!