Why You Really Do Have a God-sized Dream {even if you don’t know it yet}

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 Margaret Feinberg is here to share about God-sized dreams with you…

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Whatever your age and stage, it’s the heartbeat of the innovative life—recognizing that we are all called and created to be about the redemptive purposes of God. We’re meant to dream God-sized dreams. — Margaret Feinberg

Some say God is constantly making things new.

I think that’s only half the story.

God is still in the business of making new things.

Think about it for a moment. On such-and-such a day, God created the fill-in-the-blank. The story is likely familiar (for a gentle reminder see Genesis 1).

And on the seventh day, God rested. Well, what happened on the eighth day?

Did God push snooze?

Did God put his designer paintbrushes in the attic?

Did God finally decide that his role as creator was finished? Been there. Done that.

Doubtful. Why? Because creating is in God’s nature. It’s part of who he is and what he does. God cannot not create. That’s why there’s a promise of a new heaven and a new earth. That’s why Jesus talks about preparing a place for us. And that’s why God can say that the work he’s started inside of us doesn’t have an end. He’s constantly on the move—making things new and making new things.

It’s the way God is wired. And if we’re connected to him, then we can’t help but feel the occasional surge of energy and infusion of life that comes from the creator God. We can’t help but sense the holy hum of his presence and invitation to join him in what he naturally, seemingly effortlessly, does.

We can’t help but dream God-sized dreams.

For some, that may mean stepping out on a thin limb of creativity and faith.

For others, it may be a matter a heart shift toward people or surroundings.

And for still others, it may be responding a startling moment of discovery.

But whatever your age and stage in life, that’s the heartbeat of the innovative life—recognizing that we are all called and created to be about the redemptive purposes of God. We’re meant to dream God-sized dreams.

This is an invitation to come alive and live the life you were designed to live. And when you do, you can’t help but encounter the wonder of God—those moments of spiritual awakening that make you long to know God more.

I have an artist friend named Keith. He says that when he’s in the creative process of his work, there are times the hair on the back of his neck stands up. He feels God’s presence in indescribable ways. And at times, his very work becomes a living prayer. During those God infused moments, you can’t help but wonder and stand in awe of what God is doing. He’s intersecting our lives. Revealing Himself. Uncovering yet one more layer of his nature. Inviting us to come alive in him and live wonderstruck.

Don’t wait another day to awaken to the God-sized dreams inside of you!

{Margaret Feinberg (www.margaretfeinberg.com) is a popular speaker and author of Wonderstruck: Awaken to the Nearness of Godbook and 7-session DVD Bible study. You can learn more at www.margaretfeinberg.com/wonderstruck. Follow Margaret on Twitter at www.twitter.com/mafeinberg}

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Now it’s your turn!

Dream God-sized DreamsLink-up your blog post sharing your God-sized dream {or just how you’re scared silly to even have one–whatever you want}. So we can all find each other, please include this God-sized Dreams button in your post and link it back to: https://holleygerth.com/category/god-sized-dreams/

Also, love on your fellow God-sized dreamin’ sisters by leaving a comment on the post before yours. When you do, you’ll be entered to win the Red Letter Words print above!

For next week take this “do what you can” step for your God-sized dream: Do one thing to move forward in your God-sized dream. You get extra credit if it’s simple, small and takes just a few minutes. Then write a post about what you did to link up here next week. {If you don’t have a blog, you can share what you did 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


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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