I am a fairly optimistic person and at times ideas flood my mind and I have said to myself and others “anything is possible.” I feel a dream rising in me like a bubble and I can’t stop it! It’s just there!
When these thoughts overtake me, I find myself incredibly happy!
The ideas and the possibilities are endless.
This is what energizes me and propels me forward. Over the years dreams and desires have stirred within me only to be overtaken by work, family, health etc.
But, the Bible tells us:
Hope is the confident expectation of what God has promised and its strength is in His faithfulness.
Although my desires and dreams have been dampened and squashed at times, over the years they continually resurfaced and reminded me that they haven’t gone away. I believe these desires and dreams, that refuse to leave, are often put there by God.
It’s a dance, though, knowing when to step into action and knowing when to wait for more of the plan to unfold and for the right people to show up.
We must pay attention to these desires and dreams that have welled up within us over the years. The time will come to step out, take chances and be willing to make mistakes and even fail at times.
For 25 years, a dream stirred within me to provide a way for women to connect and grow in all aspects of our lives — emotionally, physically and spiritually.
I have learned over the years that women tend to separate our mind and emotions from our bodies and our spirituality. But we need to be connected to all different aspects of our makeup to be completely whole.
Ten years ago, I was at a gathering where an internationally known prophetess prophesied over a group of leading women telling them that God wanted them to form a group to connect the women in our city. She provided a very specific mandate to the women lined up at the front with their arms around each other.
Over the years, I waited for these women to move into this mandate. I tried to find them on Facebook and in the city newsletter for events. Year after year passed and nothing seemed to be happening.
Because I have had a very similar vision for nearly 25 years, I recently decided that it was time to create a venue for women in my neighborhood, community and hopefully our city to connect.
There is a very real possibility it could fail. But you can’t succeed unless you are willing to risk failure.
It seems to be a birthing time for me after a long awaited pregnancy of 25 years. But I believe the season is now. People have crossed my paths over the years and now we are beginning to plan and take small steps toward the bigger vision.
But at least we are starting and it feels good. Though it is small, each one of has desires, hopes and dreams that are beginning to unfold as we push ahead. Sometimes I feel scared and uncertain but nothing will change if we don’t begin to move forward in this time and season of our lives.
God has plans and dreams for all us and it may be time for you to take a risk and step into what God has for you: