A Letter to You, God-sized Dreamer

God-Sized Dreams by Holley Gerth (cover)I believe everyone has God-sized dreams. It’s not about how big or small they are because he creates each one to perfectly fit the size of your heart.

Your dream might be to move across the world and start a non-profit organization that cares for orphans—what looks like a grand adventure in the world’s eyes.

Or your dream might be to stay right in your small town and raise your kids so that they grow into strong men or women—what looks like something fairly ordinary in the world’s eyes.

Both matter equally.

And both are God-sized dreams.

A God-sized dream isn’t about what you do as much as how you do it. It’s about pursuing life with passion, purpose, and going with God wherever he leads.

It’s about not settling. It’s about tenaciously believing you’re made for more.

Not as in “bigger house, fancier car, more luxurious lifestyle.”

No, my friend, I mean “more of Jesus, more of what he’s created you to be, more of what he’s called you to do.”

Less of you, actually, and more of all he is and all he has for you—which is beyond what you can even imagine.

I’m thinking of you right now, wherever you are, perhaps holding this book in your hand in the aisle of a bookstore, curled up on your couch, or on a long flight and I wish I could be right beside you. I’d like to pour you a cup of coffee or tea and listen long and hard to the things you’re afraid to tell anyone—the hopes that feel silly, the dreams that seem like dares, the quiet longings of your heart that get especially loud sometimes.

I’d nod, look you in the eyes and say, “Don’t let that go. Don’t hide it away. That’s real. And, yes, you really can see it come into being in your life. You have what it takes to see those dreams come true because you have a limitless God living in you. He has given you all you need and made you all you need to be.”

Love,

Holley

p.s. A letter just wasn’t long enough for all I wanted to say to you so I wrote a book for you. What’s above is from the introduction to You’re Made for a God-sized Dream: Opening the Door to All God Has for You.

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Last week your “do what you can” step for your God-sized dream was to write a post entitled “A Letter to the God-sized Dreamers” telling your sisters why what they’re doing and who they’re becoming through this process is worth it–even on the hard days.

Starting next week our Tuesday prompts will tie in to a chapter of You’re Made for a God-sized Dream. Next week your “do what you can step” for your God-sized dream comes from the highlighted quote above that’s in chapter one. What do you really want more of in your life? Will you dare to say it out loud? Hint: it probably means having less of something too {ex: more joy, less stress}. Write a post sharing the desire(s) of your heart and link it up here with us next Tuesday.

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Dream ToteIf you spread the word about You’re Made for a God-sized Dream this week–on your blog, through facebook, twitter, Pinterest or any other way–you’ll be entered for this Dream tote filled with goodies. Woo-hoo! The 5 winners will be announced next week! To be entered, just leave one comment for each way you shared {yep, you can enter multiple times and if you link up a blog post that’s an entry too}.

 

UPDATE: The winners of the giveaway chosen through random.org are Kristin Taylor, Leah Loh, Laura Rath, Julie Anne, and Elaine Pool.

About Holley

About Holley

Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author and Life Coach

I like humans, words, and good coffee. And I’d love to help you beat what’s holding you back, become all you’re created to be, and kick butt for the greater good.

Cheering you on,

Holley

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