I’m a big talker.
That’s right. I talk real big. I say things like, “God has called me to do this thing!” and, “If it’s God’s will, I know it will happen!” and even, “This is totally the year my dream is coming true!”
The problem with talking big is that, well, sometimes people listen. And occasionally those people love you enough to hold you accountable. Which means that every once in a while, you might just find yourself snapping, “Don’t ask me about that! I don’t know! I still have time! Just Leave Me Alone!” to the sweetest friend who had the nerve to ask how that project, that goal, that dream is going.
Almost exactly a year ago, I grabbed the seat at the end of a crowded table across from my friend. Over the laughter and shouts of our friends catching up and carrying on beside us, I whispered, “I think I’m supposed to write a book.”
And then I burst into tears.
I’d like to tell you now that I’m joking or exaggerating or, you know, talking big. But in that moment, the very first time I’d said those terrifying, heart-deep words to anyone, I was a mess.
To read the rest of my God-sized dream story, join me at Holley Gerth’s blog!
I just wanted to let you know I enjoyed your post at in Courage.
From one God Sized Dreamer to another never give up!
You’ve got this, Mary! Go where He leads!
We have those God sized dreams because He gives them to us, knowing that we are capable of achieving them. I had a book dream for years and years and years … and you know what … it happened. I’ve self-published three now, maybe not the “big house” publisher dream I was hoping for, but they are in print and have sold so I know that those dreams came true. I’m a firm believer that everyone has a story within them to share … and every story has someone who needs to hear it … whether it is an autobiography, memoir, biography, fiction, non-fiction, children’s … we all have something to say.
I know that your big dream will come true because God has given it to you already.
Thank you so much for sharing your journey and for your encouragement, Cindi!