|Madeira Beach, Florida in February 2013|
Dear God-sized Dreamers,
See that big ocean out there? Yeah, it’s all yours.
God knew what he was doing when he created this world. The way the waves crash against the sandy shore is so powerful yet peaceful. Only a God who is ever-present and all-knowing could know how to perfect that continuous motion that can soothe a soul so well that worries and fears disappear for a time.
Sometimes the first step in is cold. You may hesitate because you know you feel the same once you’re in there. Maybe the salt water tempts you to stay on shore.
But inch in.
One step at a time.
It’ll be worth it.
With these steps into the great, big ocean God laid before you, you’ll find adventure and joy. Others will join you there. You’ll all walk out talking about how you’re glad you dipped in your toe, and then your waist, and then your soul. Grab the hand of a friend and help each other in.
And when you step back out, the sun will warm every piece of you. That’s how God is with our lives. Immerse yourself in where he’s leading you. He’ll be with you on the journey in, the adventure there, and the steps back to shore.
He’s here. And there. And everywhere in between.
It’s not about how big this dream of yours is. It’s about how you pursue God and what he’s called you to do. He wants you to enjoy his creation and tell others about it. He wants you to take a risk so you can trust him more once you step in. He wants you to soak up the sun so you can give glory to him.
Go on, dreamers. You can do it. And you’ll be refreshed when you do.
Tuesdays are God-sized Dream days around here and I’m linking this post along with many, many other dreamers on Holley Gerth’s blog. You’ll find encouragement, truth and community there. I also recommend Holley’s “You’re Made for a God-sized Dream,” which officially released March 1. You can buy it from Amazon ($11.19) or DaySpring ($8.24 with code HOLLEY25 at checkout).
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