Friday, May 31, 2013

My Dream Journey and a Give-away

Over the past months, Holley Gerth’s God-sized dream team has been getting together to support and encourage each other. Our time together is winding down and this week is our last link-up. But our God-sized dream journeys will continue. This week’s prompt from Holley is…

We’ve been walking the path of God-sized dreams together for a few months now. Will you share an update with us about your dream? Let us know where you are with it–the happy and the hard. Tell us how we can pray for you and your dream too.

I began this journey a little unsure of what my dream was. I had always wanted to write, and I was already doing that…I really didn’t know what else to dream.

As the team began, Holley coached us through identifying our skills and strengths, and how we dreamed of using them. I had never thought of myself as an encourager, but all of a sudden, that thought was taking hold through comments I received in person and on blog posts.

It was then I started to realize God was showing me a new dream—one He was already planting in my heart.

I want women to know and experience a personal relationship with Christ. And I want to cheer them on in their journey, by expressing hope and encouragement through caring, sensitive, and honest words.

What all this will encompass, I don’t know for sure, but I feel like maybe He’s leading me in these directions…

-to continue writing—on my blog and in guest posts, and possibly that will lead to freelance writing.

-to encourage women to be in God’s word by hosting online Bible studies.

-to grow my leadership skills, and maybe one day speak to women and groups.

-to write a book sharing my journey in faith.

Do these scare me? Yes. Some more than others.

But, if God is leading, then I know He’ll go before me and prepare the way. And as the enemy attacks, I’ll keep reminding myself that Satan works hard to keep us away from God’s will.

Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor abandon you.
Deuteronomy 31:8 NLT

Prayers for self-discipline and obedience to follow God’s lead and for strength to withstand the enemy’s attacks would be appreciated.

How can I pray for you today?

**To celebrate our journey together in God-sized dreaming, I’m giving away a copy of Holley Gerth’s You’re Made for a God-Sized Dream. To enter, leave a comment on this post. I’ll randomly select a winner on Wednesday, June 5.**

In Christ,
Laura


10 comments:

  1. Oh Laura, I have enjoyed your posts a bit on this recent endeavor being part of Holly's Dream Team! I would love a chance to win and read this book. We have similar dreams and I am grateful for your hosting the Bible Studies and faithfully sharing as God leads. I would have loved to be part of the dream team! Does she coach through the book the same way, I wonder? Count me in!

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  2. Deuteronomy 31:8 is such a comforting verse!

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  3. Laura, your prayer could be my prayer: self-discipline and obedience. Let us pray for each other.

    Blessings,

    Patricia

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  4. Dear Laura
    If your Lord has given you that dream and it is His will, He will also make it come true. Just keep your eyes on Him. In His time and in His way He will fulfill His plan for your life. Visiting from FFFriday.
    Much love XX
    Mia

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  5. Woooo hoo!! What awesome dreams! The God Sized Dream Team might be ending but I am cheering for you still!

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    1. Pls don't enter me in the drawing. : )

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  6. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me! Wonderful post!

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  7. It's so awesome to see God placing dreams in people's lives. He is so good! I love how those dreams are deeply rooted in His love and whose aim is to help others. And besides they are so uniquely based! I just praise God for this dream He has placed within your heart, Laura!

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  8. Just now I need to believe even just the
    title of the book....just holding on to the
    hem of His garment is where I am at and your
    posts have been very encouraging to read.
    Thank you for your words, Corinne

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  9. I have really enjoyed this series and wish I had stopped over at Holley's blog when it all started. I like the concept of dreaming God sized dreams. Thank you for doing this series and sticking with it. Thank you also for sharing this post over at WholeHearted Home.

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Thank you for sharing your thoughts!