**** So far I have only had a few “1 Step” Dream Challenge emails … and that is possibly because I put the wrong email address on the blog (uuuuugh. WHY do I have to be so dingy sometimes!!) – If you sent it and didn’t hear back, resend to Amy.Ford@iEmbraceGrace.com
********** If you have no clue what I’m talking about – read here to see the DREAM CHALLENGE!
SO … have you been thinking about it? What dreams have started bubbling up inside of you? Is it to be something great? Do something great? I have had a lot of Embrace Grace girls graduate college this past month. It makes me SO proud! It’s hard for just a normal person to accomplish this but add on a young, single mom … it’s the unthinkable!
I visited Sarah (from EG Semester #1) yesterday just about an hour after she walked across the stage. She received her major in “Surgical Technology” – and she has a little 4 year old girl named Fiona that cheered her on as she walked across the stage to receive her diploma. I know it was a lot of hard work … a lot of sleepness nights … a lot of social time given up … but she kept pushing toward her dream. And she did it!!! She is so young still, I know God is going to give her a new dream – Sarah will have extraordinary accomplishments in her life and I’m so honored I get to watch it unfold in her life!
You will keep leading an average life unless you do something out of the ordinary. Don’t base your dream on what the people around you dictate. Don’t put your dream in a box and confine it there. Think BIG. And after you think Big, go Bigger. And even when you can’t think any bigger than that, then God comes in and blows it out of the water …
God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! Eph. 3:20 (The Message)
“I don’t think the way you think. The way you work isn’t the way I work.” God’s Decree. “For as the sky soars high above earth, so the way I work surpasses the way you work, and the way I think is beyond the way you think…” Isaiah 55:8 (The Message)
Try to picture yourself outside of the “bubble” your living in right now …. there is a great big world out there and there are NO limits to what you can do and accomplish when you are in the will of God. Line up your heart with God’s … feel His heartbeat for you. Line your will up with His.
I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for. Jeremiah 29:11 (The Message)
IT ONLY TAKES 1 STEP.