Dreaming God-Sized Dreams!

At the beginning of the year as I was putting together a list of goals that I wanted to accomplish (you can read those here) and while I was doing so I was noticing a lot of people, mostly on social media, were coming up with a "word of the year" just something that they really wanted to focus on implementing in their lives throughout the year and even beyond.  I just thought this was such a wonderful idea so I decided to come up with my own, and that is God-sized.  

About six months ago I started to feel God weighing on my heart something that has now become a project that I will share with all of you someday.  It started out as an idea that would just roll around in my head from time to time but I didn't really take it that seriously and honestly the prospect of it terrified me.  Recently though, around the end of December, I felt like God's pull was getting stronger and stronger.  I could just hear him speaking to me through everything that I was reading and people I was listening to and it's something that I couldn't ignore anymore.  So with shaking knees and eyes on Him, I decided to step out.

Now I'm not here to hang a "super secret project" in the air for the purpose of being suspenseful but rather for the purpose of sharing God's desire to call upon us and to see us through our callings.

This project that I have embarked on, by worldly standards, is ridiculous.  I have no real knowledge of what I am getting into except that I feel called to do it, so I am.  And I am leaving the rest up to Him.

I knew that when I started this that I was going to face a lot of demons and I most certainly have.  Almost daily I hear the lies in my head saying things like:  "you aren't good enough", "you're a nobody", "how could you ever believe yourself the least bit qualified for such a task", "no one is going to support you", "you did pretty good today but eventually you're going to burn out"  I could go on forever, really.

But each day, even if there are tears or frustration, I pick up my head and return my eyes to Him.  Yes, the success rate for what I am doing seems next to impossible but it just brings me back to my word of the year, God-sized.  

The thing is that at the end of the day I am absolutely not qualified to do what I am doing but what actually renders that as a lie is that He is qualified to do it and because he works in me and through me I am now capable of doing anything.

Don't you think it's amazing that since the fracture of heaven and earth God has called on man to aid in repairing it?  He sent his only son to die on our behalf and then to share that good news, He called on the very thing that drove a splinter through God's design in the first place, our hearts.

This is the ultimate calling of turning everything we do back to the glory of God and the restoration of His kingdom.  Of course we are called to do this in the everyday, the mundane but my suspicion is that God calls a lot of us to do outrageous things that we simply aren't pursuing because we are too afraid to do them or because it feels too uncomfortable or worst of all, because we believe that God is incapable of seeing us through.

I love the story of David because he was the least likely candidate to be chosen as king.  His father, Jesse literally presented seven of his sons before the Lord before even thinking of his youngest, David.  In his humanness, Jesse rendered David as an afterthought.  He was a shepherd boy, young and small and yet the Lord called on him because He sought after his heart (You can read the full story in 1 Samuel 16).  David went on to become a great king, a man after God's own heart but guys, it gets good even before his time as king.

1 Samuel 17 tells the story of David and Goliath.

I know, I know ... David and Goliath, so cliche but when I read this story it just sparks within me so much confidence in the Lord.  He was laughed at and ridiculed not only by the giant but by his own men and David didn't listen to a word of it.  He went into battle knowing full well that he would come out victorious:

"When the Philistine looked and saw David, he despised him because he was just a youth, healthy and handsome.  He said to David, 'Am I a dog that you come against me with sticks?'  Then he cursed David by his gods.  'Come here,' the Philistine called to David, 'and I'll give your flesh to the birds of the sky and the wild beasts!'

David said to the Philistine:  'You come against me with a sword, spear, and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord of Armies, the God of the ranks of Israel.'"

And as the story goes, David was indeed victorious, because he chose to believe and receive what God had called him to.

I don't know about you but I want to be like David, I want to live and operate outside of worldly standards because that's where my God's power resides.  And I really want to drive this home because there is a world out there that is famished, desperate to see His light and if we are not willing to trust Him as He calls us out towards the deepest parts of the waters then we are sincerely missing out on His desire to use us in extraordinary ways for the world to see His glory.

So I am choosing to dream God-sized dreams and to ignore the opinions of the world and if trusting in the Lord to see them to fruition earns me the label of naive, then I will wear it, gladly.


  1. This post is a blessing. I understood the message you wanted to tell your viewers and I felt your passion in spreading out the message of God. Keep on following the path God has given you for he will bless you.

  2. Thank you so much for reading! I pray that God leads you in your own talents and calling!