Two days ago I posted a blog where I stepped out a little bit further talking about my faith. It felt risky, because talking about faith is that way sometimes.
This morning, I received a comment in response to it.
Here it is.
Just wanted to thank you for this. I've seen your blogs but haven't been following. The picture caught my eye. I've been going through a hard time and your post was such a blessing. Thank you for going deeper. Thank you for reminding me to listen. God is always speaking. (HERE IS THE POST SHE REFERENCES.)
The woman who wrote this is someone I know, though not that well. I was touched and humbled to know that my words helped to bring her back closer to God.
I'm reading a book from one of the BBFI speakers earlier this week, titled CHASE THE LION. The subtitle is "If Your Dream Doesn't Scare You, It's Too Small." The author, Mark Batterson, talks about (and I'm paraphrasing) going after a dream bigger than ourselves, a dream so out there and crazy that it can ONLY succeed with divine intervention. A dream that continually brings us back to prayer, and surrender, and a belief and trust in God deeper than we maybe even knew we were capable of.
I've been asking myself for the past two days what my dream might be. Today, it started to come together. And while it is far too early in the process to share it here, I can say that the blog and comment in response are a bit of a wink that I'm heading in the right direction.
What is your God sized dream? What is the legacy you want to leave to your family, to the world? This isn't a positive thinking 'dream it do it' rah rah thing - this is about assessing our spiritual gifts, and asking the question of what we might do with them.
Just me. Just sayin'. Stay tuned.