31 Days: This ONE Thing {day 7} lean in

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“We don’t change the world by going to graduate school or getting a degree. If we want to change the world, we must spend a lot of time with Jesus.”  Mark Batterson

 

 

31 Days: This ONE Thing {day 5} Believe

 

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Handing over dreams isn’t easy. It feels more like handing over everything.

We can’t hand over our dreams to God without handing over our lives.

My talk with God about this went something like this,

“Hey God. I’ve messed this thing up pretty good without you. Everywhere I look, my life is pretty much a mess.”

And long talks and late nights and drinks and relationships could make me laugh, and dream more  about dreaming. but they could never fill my day-to-day circumstances with full-life.

it takes living-fully to dream big dreams

“And, I thought the point of life was to be happy…

And I think YOU want me to be happy, right?”

I’d ask in a desperate tone that sounded more like a prayer, because when you are desperate all of your words can sound like a prayer, and I didn’t know that I was confusing happiness for joy.

And I couldn’t seem to hold onto happiness any longer than I could hold onto chocolate.

The risk, fully handing over my heart to Jesus, felt huge. Because what if he gave me nothing back in return?

Such small faith…

Because that’s all he needed and he handed me back my life and filled it full-alive with his own.

He is the God who takes away and multiplies our hearts and the size of our dreams – that can no longer be contained only in journal pages, but they have to spill out into our lives and into the world.

 

Do you believe that you can give God all of your dreams?

Has He given you more than you ever imagined?

 

“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us..” Ephesians 3:20

 

Lord, thank you for never asking us to give you our lives for nothing in return. You have given us everything in Jesus. Help us believe you and your word. Help us to believe that you are a God who multiplies the size of our faith, and gives us dreams that are wilder and more exciting than anything we could have dreamed or imagined without you.

 

{i love dreaming BIG dreams. but I often freeze instead of start because they just feel so big.

I’m challenging myself, and you if you’ve joined me, to do just ONE thing. it might just take us closer to making them happen.}

 

31 Days: This ONE Thing {day 4} SEE

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“Our limited resources aren’t hindrances, instead they can be catalysts to SEE what God sees.” Graig Groschel 

 

 

 

 

{i love dreaming BIG dreams. but I often freeze instead of start because they just feel so big.

I’m challenging myself, and you if you’ve joined me, to do just ONE thing. it might just take us closer to making them happen.}

31 Days: This ONE Thing {day 3} laugh

Beautiful girl and falling leaves, autumn color

 

Sometimes you just have to laugh at your circumstances … at how small you feel. And have the audacity to throw back your head, laugh a deep and long that your God is BIGGER than all of these things. So laugh, because He is.

 

 

 

{i love dreaming BIG dreams. but I often freeze instead of start because they just feel so big.

I’m challenging myself, and you if you’ve joined me, to do just ONE thing. it might just take us closer to making them happen.}