Happy Tuesday! Tuesdays around here are God-Sized Dreams day. Holley has asked us to check in each Tuesday and report on any baby steps we’ve made toward reaching our God-sized dream.
Conquering the Chicken
I’m basically a chicken by nature. I don’t take dares. I don’t like risk. I don’t like danger. I don’t like discomfort. I don’t like lacking confidence in any situation.
A couple of weeks ago I went against my nature. I agreed to take on a design project that felt a bit over my head. Normally I’d find some lame excuse to bypass a project like this. But knowing that I was aiming for a baby step in my God-sized dream, I said yes. (And then almost passed out)
Now I’m almost done with the project. There have been times of feeling a bit overwhelmed. But it’s been doable. Plus the client has been fantastic to work with. That kind of helps. 😉
I Can’t Do THAT!
Had you told me five years ago that I would be blogging and doing website design, I would’ve accused you of being a few fries short of a Happy Meal. Sure, I had some computer skills. I liked putting together online courses for K-12 students as part of my day job. But website design? Blog design? My husband and I had dressed up my blog in our spare time, but I didn’t have any full-time aspirations for it.
God had other ideas. Looking back now, I’m amazed to see the people He placed directly in my path. Honestly I would’ve tripped over them if I wasn’t paying attention! How else do you explain me hiring an amazing web/blog designer to help me troubleshoot something on my site, becoming really good friends with her, and having her offer to mentor me in web/blog design so I can move toward quitting my day job? I couldn’t have orchestrated that if I tried!
Plan Your Way but Trust Him for the Steps
This week I keep coming back to a Scripture that a friend shared with me when I was frustrated with juggling a day job and the design business. I had a plan, and it didn’t seem to be working!
“A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.” ~ Proverbs 16:9
While I do have a sketchy plan for this God-sized dream, I’m also trying to keep an open mind about what God has in mind for the dream. Sometimes I’m scared to dive into something new. Then I realize He’s put these opportunities right in my path so I can learn to say YES. So I’ll remember how He’s made it all work so far and trust Him to help us through the next step. I can look back and see how He’s made it work in the past and trust Him for the now. With His help and the support of my fellow dreamers and team, I’ll conquer the chicken.