Something inside of my heart dares to dream big.
And to actually believe it will happen.
Remember Cabbage Patch Kids? I was obsessed with getting one in early elementary school. One day I dreamed so hard for a doll that as I sat in my classroom, I could focus on nothing else.
That day my mom picks me up in her old Ford wagon. I grab my younger sister’s hand and we dive into the backseat. My legs stick to the hot black vinyl seat under my denim Oshkosh overalls dress. I can’t wait to get home.
All day long I had been praying that God would give me a Cabbage Patch Doll and that it would be waiting tucked away under the bunk bed I shared with my sister. Yes, you heard me right. It was going to magically appear under my bed. I was dreaming big.
As we pull into our driveway, the car hardly stops before I throw open the car door, run through the front door, drop my school bag and SPRINT to my bedroom. I slide onto my knees to peak under my bed, with hopeful expectation welling up inside my heart that I would find that beautiful, large-faced Cabbage Patch Doll wrapped up just for me.
But what do I find?
That’s right, I found no cabbage patch doll that day.
Because I have a very kind and very generous mother, a few weeks later she took me to the Rexall Drug Store to wait in line when they received a shipment of new Cabbage Patch Dolls just to fulfill my dream.
It was a big dream for a little girl and oh my faith was strong that I would find it under my bed.
I learned something that day that I never forgot: God wants to give us good gifts, but they happen in His timing.
I also learned that I would rather believe God for something HUGE and have it not happen the way I plan than to stop dreaming for fear of disappointment.
Well, my dreams have changed. They’ve grown larger….and a lot more Jesus-centered.
And I still believe God can fulfill every dream in my heart.
I want to dare to believe God for the God-breathed, God-sized, impossible, unimaginable, out of my reach dreams –and the audacity to believe He can and will actually fulfill them.
So, that’s just what I’m going to do.
I’m going to dare to believe that the God-sized dreams He has placed in my heart, He is also able to fulfill.
Yes, it probably won’t look exactly like what I envision (hint….I learned that with the Cabbage Patch Doll), but He is the dream fulfiller and HE IS ABLE.
No obstacle is too great for Him.
Yesterday, I received a little seed money in the mail toward one of my dreams of taking my 5-year-old to fulfill her dream. You can read my daughter’s awesome God-sized dream story here. It will inspire you.
So, today I’m going to pay it forward.
In honor of Mother’s Day, I am giving away one FREE copy of Holley Gerth’s book, You’re Made for a God-Sized Dream: Opening the Door to All God Has for You to help you on your journey to fulfilling your God-sized dream.
This is a must read.
Leave a comment in this post with YOUR God sized dream to enter to win a free copy. (Hint: every dream counts!)
The winner will be announced on Friday.
I’m linked up over here today.
Photo credit #3
- Dream Big! (reallifebarnes.wordpress.com)
- A little girl and a God-Sized Dream – how to get that dream back (godschick.wordpress.com)