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Sometimes in life the greatest moment of growth lies beyond our dreams. It’s the second our shaking foot casts a shadow into the darkened unknown as our trembling hand is held securely in Abba’s grasp.
What if our dreams are just the beginning of His plan?
What if our dreams actually hold us back from becoming His fully used Masterpiece?
When I write, I go to the safest, most exhilarating place I know here on earth. As I breathe in, words form that string endlessly together in my mind in such a way, I know my frazzled brain cells just can’t keep up. When I speak and hear my introduction, truthfully, I want to puke. Seriously. Yet as I breathe in and words just flow with body motions and energy so out of my norm, I know I feel alive. I don’t want the freedom to end. I know He’s got me right where He wants me to be.
He wants me to leave.
He wants me to leave my high built walls of comfort, step out and allow Him to fulfill my life with His purpose.
And oh my, how He has. How He does. How He can.
I always dreamed about writing in such a way others could relate and somehow feel encouraged…yet never felt safe to share my story. I always dreamed about speaking in front of others, watching the passion unfold from afar…yet, I knew my words never seem to come out right.
Truth it, dear friend, we need Him in order to impact them. Period.
We are nothing. He is everything. He has our everything and He is our everything. Period.
He knows your dreams and will always be one step ahead. Who do you think placed those dreams in your heart to begin with?
What if more of us simply traded our life of simply surviving in our comfort zones to thriving through faith of His unfailing promises?
What if more of us dared to believe He can move mountains?
What if more of us started listening to the call God has placed on our life instead of pushing it aside for tomorrow?
What if He could be seen in me? In you? In us?
May you leave this place of comfort and find yourself riding on Abba’s shoulders. Stretch your thriving arms out and feel the exhilarating power when He moves in the unknown of your life.
Welcome to thriving.
I’m glad we made this journey together friend! Still more to come!
5 Minute Friday is a weekly challenge for bloggers to write for (you guessed it) 5 minutes on a given word. No editing. No deleting (it’s HARD!). I tied this into my “Whispers With Abba” series for October. If you would like to join me and other amazing 5 minute freewriting friends, please visit Kate’s blog and linkup!
I am an ICF trained Certified Professional Christian Life Coach (Christian Coach Institute Graduate), Motivational and Inspirational Speaker, mentor to women and an author. I am an author, blogger, ICF trained Certified Professional Christian Life Coach, Motivational and Inspirational Speaker and encourager. More than anything, I define myself as a child of God. I simply desire to use my passion for thriving (getting every single drop out of life) to inspire others. I have overcome disabilities (coloboma vision-loss, severe hearing-loss and a small right arm). I am a double brain cancer survivor. I use the story God has given me to move beyond what I am surviving and thrive in His promises. I enjoy being a wife to Steve for over 12 years and mother to three boys (ages 9, 7 and 4).