Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013: A Look Back at My God Sized Dream

I began 2013 filled with excitement over being part of Holley Gerth's God Sized Dream Team (GSDT)! I had dreams (and still do!) that are deep in my heart!

But the reality is, this past year, this year of dreaming, has been met with a lot of rejection and a lot of dead ends.

  • Not getting the job I really wanted which would have allowed me to inspire families and young moms. 
  • My story not getting accepted to be part of a book. 
  • My pursuit of three various avenues for making and publishing apps all ended with dead ends. 
  • The volunteer opportunity I wanted to pursue not working out. 

And it would be easy for me to quit at this point and say, what's the point of dreaming? Nothing ever works out. (Sometimes I can be a bit pessimistic!)

But honestly, I'm still dreaming!

Because here's what I've discovered about dreams this past year -- they take me closer to the heart of God! Because in rejection, I am reminded that He has plans for me -- and this door is not working out because He has something better in store for me.

It's a quiet confidence that He loves me and wants the desires of my heart to become a reality. I'm not sure what that looks like, I can't see the big picture, but He can.

It's Faith -- it's knowing without seeing that the dreams in my heart will one day become reality. The dreams He placed in my heart, are for me, but they are also for others -- for others to also be drawn towards the heart of a father that loves them deeply.

So you see, anything that draws me (and others) closer to the heart of God is worth pursing...and is worth dreaming about!

Blossom Bunkhouse Today I'm linking up with a new website: www.godsizeddreams.com -- if you are dreaming dreams, this is definitely the place you need to 'hang out' at during this coming year! You will be inspired and encouraged! I 'met' the women who are writing for this website from Holley's GSDT this past year and they are some of the most amazing encouragers I've ever met! They've given me the courage to once again believe and seek out real-life relationships.


kasmith03 said...

Cathy - I am with you...this year has had some "rejection" for me as well...but I have also come away with so many unexpected blessing that I can only sing God's praises!!

Ashley Wells said...

Yes! No matter what happens, lets keep dreaming for Him!!!

Mel said...

Sending you a giant hug, sweet friend. You are such an inspiration...and I know He has good plans for the dreams brewing in your heart! And I still smile when I think of your Etsy store. SO cool! :) Cheering for you, sweet sister...I'm so thankful for you. :)

Melissa Aldrich said...

But the hard always draws us closer to the heart of God. I'm happy to keep supporting you however I can!

Mandy said...

Drawing close to the heart of God...oh, that's so beautiful. What an inspiring attitude, Cathy. Praying your dream s keep unfolding in ways that draw you close to Him!