Find a way to pay it forward. You’ve been encouraged in your God-sized dreams by your sisters here the last few months. How can you spread that encouragement forward by investing in other dreamers? It can be small and simple or BIG and wild. Ask God what you can do and get creative.
I read this last week.
I maybe went to hide under the bed after I read it. Or, maybe I just thought about hiding.
And then I spent several days tossing it around in my head…
What to do, what to do…
What to give, what to give…
And then I landed on a Great. BIG. HUH?!
Zero direction. God? I’m a little confused.
So I walk a little on the crazy-dreaming side sometimes. Big surprise, huh?! I tend to come up with grand schemes and plans in my head, plans that often are really a little too far out there. (That’s why I am married to T…he keeps my head from completely floating off into the clouds.)
I’m also a gift-giver which does not always go well with being crazyish…again, thank you, hubby, for keeping me grounded enough that I don’t give away our second car or an all-expenses-paid trip to Bora Bora.
It’s just that when I read this, God said Give.
Give what, God? What do I possibly have to give?
How do I invest in another dreamer when I’m wading through what exactly my own dreams look like?
And then I just took some time to think about my dreams…what He’s doing with them, where (I think) I’m headed with them, and what might be the next step.
I’m in that season of waiting and searching and praying…I’m not exactly sure what comes after dashing out a 37,000 word rough draft. I’m not exactly sure how to pursue being a writer for a bigger blog when it seems that sometimes I can barely keep up with my own space and life. And I’m scared of Twitter, too…which seems to be a necessary aspect to anything these days.
There, I said it. Really. Any and all Twitter advice would be greatly appreciated.
Anyway, as I was tossing these things around in my brain and in my heart, He reminded me of a few things.
Prayer and encouragement.
They seem small, but I think of the times that, out of the blue, someone has sent a text of encouragement or offered a prayer for me…those mean so much to a tired and struggling heart.
And maybe that’s where I am right now, too…I may not have anything wild and crazy or earth-shattering to give or share, but I can
And maybe there was a gentle reminder, too, that my eyes don’t always need to be on me. Maybe in this season of waiting and praying, He’s asking me to look and see what I can do for others…
Maybe someone needs a friend.
Or a safe place to cry.
Or a shopping buddy…I’m really good at that one!
Or a chitchat over coffee. I do that really well, too.
I’m praying God will keep my eyes open to what those around me might need.
How are you doing, friend? Is there something I can pray for? Do you just need a word of encouragement? Leave me a comment or send me an email. I’d love to pray for you.
And, who knows? Maybe I’ll be giving away an all-expenses-paid trip to the tropics someday soon.
It’s Tuesday! My dreaming sisters and I are hanging out at Holley’s space. Come by and say hello…we’d love to see you there!