1 Step


I have a challenge for you this week. It may seem really simple to some … but it may seem huge for others.

My challenge is for you to take 1 step towards your dream.

I’m not talking about your dream of getting married or your dream of having a huge house or anything like that. I’m talking about a dream that is all yours. It is a dream that you have for yourself.

My husband has always had a dream of being in an Ironman Triathlon. He has always been mesmerized by the stories and watching the big Hawaiian one ever year. He has always said it was his dream. One year from today, is the big Triathlon that he wanted his first big one to be, so he made the commitment and found a buddy to do it with him, and he’s going to finally make his dream a reality. He’s buying his ticket next week and he will push himself until that dream happens, no matter how hard it might get.

Maybe your dream is to be a writer … or a speaker … or start a company … or try acting? Whatever dream it is, it is YOUR dream. God is the author of dreams – He is speaking to you. Are you stopping long enough to listen?

I’m sure if you’ve already had your baby, you have noticed how fast time is flying. It seems like yesterday that your baby was born. It’s just going to fly faster and faster – the time is NOW. There’s never a “perfect time.”

So what is your dream? What is it that you have always had a desire to do? It might seem like you are gifted in this area and maybe even people have even confirmed this gift in you through compliments or encouragements. So let’s give it a try. Let’s capture the moment and make something happen. Let’s step out of our comfort zones for the ultimate fun life! What do you have to lose? Even if you don’t win the gift card, at least I gave you a little push!

So here is my challenge for you: If you take a valid step towards your dream that you have not taken before between now and July 10th, and you write me at Amy.Ford@iEmbraceGrace.com on your story of what your dream is, why it is your dream, and what step you have taken towards your dream, I will have some of my closest friends help me read through them and make a decision based on the biggest step and the best story. The winner will receive a $50 gift card to wherever you choose.

PS If you are unsure what your dream is, I would like you to encourage you to put your phone, computer, TV and all other distractions away. Get your Bible out and journal, and go spend some alone time with God – He will speak to you I promise. And also, another tool to get the ball rolling on finding what you are good at, I encourage you to get the Strengthfinder 2.0 book – it reveals awesome gifts inside of you.  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/strengthsfinder-20-tom-rath/1101999965?ean=9781595620156

NOTE: This challenge is for anyone and everyone – even if you are not single and pregnant – even if you are a senior citizen or a guy or ANYONE. I can’t wait to hear your stories!!

Written by Amy Ford

4 thoughts on “1 Step

  1. Pingback: 1 Step … Continued. | Embrace Grace Blog

  2. Wow reading that really made me think. I have been wanting to go to school I have always wanted to attend a university but have always had a voice in my head that I can’t succeed. Im sure it’s related to when I was kicked out of high school when I was 16 and expecting my first child. They said I would never be able to make it through high school that I was better off at home or maybe charter school. I attended Everest college back in 2009 and graduated cum laude. Meanwhile I gave birth to my second child and was still able to graduate with A/B honor role. I was 19 back then now I’m 22 with 3 kids and I have been putting that dream on hold. Still with the fear and little voice in my head im going to try this year if I can do Everest I can do something greater.

  3. But most importantly work on my relationship with God. The first time I had experienced God was on a Monday night at gateway church in that room above the gift shop. It was an incredible undescribable feeling. God had me where I needed to be introduced me to surroundings that where good for me led me to people I could learn from and have guidance. For once I realized I’m not the only one I’m not alone. I had a moment of clarity. Instead of embracing this new path he had for me, I ran from it out of fear. Today I’m proud to say I’m no longer running from the UN familiar and I have learned its okay to be happy, treated good, and be loved and who I am . It’s still a struggle however I’m a lot stronger then what I once was. That a big dream for me to have that relationship with God

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