“What is the dream God has given you?” That’s a question Lysa TerKeurst asks in What Happens When Women Walk in Faith.
The problem is, I am afraid to dream.
A while back, my husband and I were on a long overdue date night. A night where I actually get “cleaned up” for dinner. A night where we actually enjoy waiting for a table. A night of intimate conversation with no teenager interruptions. A night to finally pour out all that had been bottled up inside my heart.
Did I mention it was long overdue?
He knew I was feeling kind of lost in a new season of life. I shared with him I wanted to do “something” in ministry. I was thinking of leading a bible study, serving special needs, something. He of course being the amazing husband he is, encouraged me to go for it.
I cried out “How can I lead others to God’s Word, when I can’t understand it myself”…”How can I serve a special needs ministry, when I struggle with my own son with special needs?”…”What would others think when I open up and they see the ‘messy’ stuff I’ve been hiding?”
When I shared my insecurities and fears, he encouraged me again, reminding me that I do have something to offer. Oh how I love this man! All the while I was thinking (and crying), ‘why can’t I have the confidence in myself like he does’?
A lack of confidence in myself is a lack of faith in God.
Confidence. Reward. Endurance. Promised.
After reading Lysa’s book, I put into practice Hebrews 10:35-36. I learned to Walk in Faith. I started a Bible study. I started serving. I started sharing. And one of my sweet friends shared how much I had blossomed in her eyes.
Now God has laid a new dream on my heart, to write a book. And here I am again afraid to dream.
In Lysa’s book she writes “The little seed of a dream to write books that would help others has sprouted and bloomed.” And because she and the other P31 authors took their Walk in Faith, their books are changing lives, including mine.
So I’m re-reading Lysa’s book and starting the journey once again. What Happens When Women (are confident enough to) Walk in Faith? I can’t wait to find out!
Now it’s your turn: What is the dream God has given you? I’d love for you to join me for Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies with Lysa’s book. We just kicked off Week 1 so it’s not too late to join.
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