Tonight I had coffee with a student that I just love. She is in her senior year of high school and is wrestling with the tough decision of "what she wants to be when she grows up"..as she hunts for the perfect college. As I sat across the Starbucks table listening to her, it took me back a few years (actually 10 years:)) oh my! I remember wrestling with all those decisions, switching majors 3 times, and never landing on one that I felt was right.
So, now I am home, and still thinking about the conversation, asking myself, "why didn't I land on a major that felt right?" And now that I am older (and wiser, so much wiser:)), I see what happened. I was too afraid to press into my dreams, to what I knew I had been called to. I chose to allow people to convince me that my dreams were too big, and that I needed to grow up, let it go, and get a "real" career lined up. Of course my dream was too big for me..it was a GOD-SIZED dream that has yet to evaporate from this heart of mine. But, if I could've accomplished it on my own, where would God fit into the picture?
All of this year, God has been affirming this "dream" or calling through His word, and through people that I respect and admire. I know that right now, I am doing what I love to do, working with people that are honestly the BEST peeps a person could ask for, and honestly...being a worship leader at CVC..is right smack dab in the center of God's will and in line with the dreams God placed in my heart years ago . I have full confidence that the reason I cannot shake my dream, is because I am not suppossed to. I believe the desires I have come from the Lord, and if they aren't..he will change them. It seems that the closer I grow to God, the stronger my dream becomes. So for now..i refuse to listen to the enemy tell me that my dream is too big! Nothing is to big for my FATHER. So, I want to encourage you to keep dreaming God sized dreams. What God-sized dream have you put on the shelf because you have listened to the whispers of those around you? Or, what advice/encouragement can you offer to someone who is giving up on their God-sized dreams?