Sometimes It Begins With A Whisper

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

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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 Stacey Thacker is here to share about God-sized dreams with you…

 

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From Stacey…

I don’t know about you, but I prefer God to speak loud and clear in my life. I like road signs and markers along my faith journey telling me I’m headed in the right direction. Lately, I’ve even seen His detours as blessings.  But one thing I’ve learned over the past year and a half about God’s voice, and especially as it applies to God size dreams, is sometimes they begin with a whisper.

Hope for the Weary Mom: Where God Meets You in Your Mess didn’t begin with fireworks and fanfare. It began with a whisper. I was in a place in my life where I had nothing left to give. I was a tired and worn thin mom who was fresh out of amazing. I spent a few minutes pouring out my heart to Jesus one afternoon, and after I didn’t have anything left to say about it, He whispered, “Write that. Write that post. Write what you are feeling right now.”

So, when I should have been folding laundry, I sat down and wrote the original Weary Mom post called “Steve Jobs, Me and Being Fresh out of Amazing.” It was gritty and honest and took me all of ten minutes to write.

From that simple blog post so many things have followed:

▪   a deep sisterhood with my co-author Brooke

▪   a blog series

▪   2 e-books

▪   and meeting thousands of other Weary Moms who have felt the same way

▪   God choosing to market our book and do more than we could imagine

Often, I look back on the moment God whispered, “Write it down.” What would have happened if I had passed off that nudge from Him? What if I had stuffed it all back in my heart like I had so many times before? What if I hadn’t written it down?

See, sometimes God size dreams begin with a whisper, in the place where we are poured out, and He actually has an empty space to pour Himself in.

As I look at 2013 and continuing to follow this God size dream, I’m leaning in close enough so He doesn’t have to shout and His still small voice is the only one I can hear. This will require me to be still and sit long with Him in the quiet early morning hours. It may even mean I have to listen on laundry day because apparently He likes to speak softly to me while I’m folding whites. Since I have mountains of laundry, this gives God ample time to speak to me.

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Q: What about you? How has God spoken to you about your God size dreams? Are they whispers, too? I’m guessing more than a few are. I’d love to hear about it in the comments below.

{Stacey Thacker is wife of Mike and the mother of four vibrant girls. She is the co-author of “Hope for the Weary Mom: Where God Meets You in Your Mess.” You can find her blogging at 29 Lincoln Avenue and on Facebook and Twitter, where she usually hangs out with a cup of coffee in her hand}

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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

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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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