Small Steps & Crazy Ideas Can Lead to Your God-sized Dreams

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God-sized Dream = A desire in your heart for more of what God has for you.

photo by ephoz

photo by ephoz

We’re opening the door to God-sized dreams in 2013. So every week we get together to encourage each other {because don’t we all need it? yes, ma’am.}. This week Katie Orr is here to share about God-sized dreams with you…

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“I’ve learned not to count God out of the ideas that cross my mind. Too often I have missed out on things because I thought they couldn’t be done. A God-sized dream is just the type of idea that is too big for me, too impossible to bring into reality, and sometimes just too crazy to speak aloud.” – Katie Orr {Today’s God-sized Dreams Guest Poster}

It’s all I hear about online, this new blog.

I check out the site and it is awesome! I’m inspired, excited, hopeful for change‹ and a bit jealous.

This blogger’s heart matches mine. We both love to equip and encourage women to walk toward their goals and to see transformation happen. Something in me awakens as I see it all played out on a blog.

My mind swirls with questions and dreams.

Why didn’t I think of this? And, how did she get this to look like that?

The response women are having to her ministry–‹my heart longs for that! Could I ever have the influence she is having, here in this online world?

Might God be calling me to be a part of His plan for the online space? I don’t have a clue what I am doing, how could I ever become a part of leading an online ministry?

A Dream Planted

It was through that new blog ‹Inspired to Action ‹that I realized the potential of online ministry. In that moment a God-sized dream was born in me: to be a part of encouraging women through my own little corner of the web.

Years later, I now stare my God-sized dream in the face as the director of the HelloMornings challenge. I am awed by the enormity of the task, somewhat overwhelmed by the plethora of details, and truly humbled by the privilege it is to be a part of what God is doing through the ministry of HelloMornings.

3,137 women‹ and counting ‹are about to embark on another journey toward making the most of their mornings. Ladies from all over the world are banding together for accountability and encouragement toward getting up early to make time for God, exercise, and to plan their day.

God is doing a mighty work through the HelloMornings challenge as He uses it to draw women’s hearts to Himself; He is changing their mornings, their families, and their lives‹all for His glory

Reflections from the Road

So, what is one thing I have learned about God-sized dreams?

I’ve learned not to count God out of the ideas that cross my mind. Too often I have missed out on things because I thought they couldn’t be done. A God-sized dream is just the type of idea that is too big for me, too impossible to bring into reality, and sometimes just too crazy to speak aloud.

Though I only have but a few scraps, ‹the leftovers of my day after I fumble through attempts to serve my family first, ‹He uses what I have to offer and multiplies them in to more than could ever be accomplished on my own efforts.

This challenge, this ministry, this collection of leftovers I offer to Him which He miraculously multiplies, this is my God-sized dream.

You can be a part of HelloMornings, too! The 13 week winter session begins January 28th, and registration for our online accountability groups is January 16th-23rd. We also have a blog dedicated to encouraging and equipping you in your HelloMornings goals. I hope you’ll check it out!

{Jesus-lover. Pastor’s wife. Mommy of three. Grace-clinger. Truth-speaker. Auburn fan. As the HelloMornings Director, Katie Orr loves to equip women with the tools they need to walk with God for a lifetime. You can learn more about Katie and her projects at KatieOrr.me.}

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Now it’s your turn!

God-Sized ButtonLink-up your blog post sharing a small step you took toward your God-sized dream this week. So we can all find each other, please include this God-sized Dreams button in your post {you can get the code in the right sidebar}. Also, love on your fellow God-sized dreamin’ sisters by leaving a comment on the post before and after yours.

For next week take this “do what you can” step for your God-sized dream: find a God-sized dreams buddy in your everyday life or online. Share your God-sized dream with that person and ask for their encouragement and prayers on your journey. Write a post on your blog about who you chose and why then link it up here next Tuesday. {If you don’t have a blog, you can share in the comments.}

 

Not sure what to do next? Start with The “Do What You Can” Plan: 21 Days to Making Any Area of Your Life Better

Want more encouragement? You’ll find it in You’re Made for a God-sized Dream: Opening the Door to All God Has for You
Also, Katie Orr is hosting a giveaway on HelloMornings just for you today! So stop on by.


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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