I am just on the cusp of realizing this incredible dream that God has laid on my heart. I don't know what it will look like completely, as it changes constantly but I am excited to be where I am!

There was a time, not all that long ago, when I came very close to giving up on having a dream at all. Those around me had dreams that they were following, but not me, or so I thought. My best friend seemed to have her life in some sort of order. God told her very clearly the path he wanted her to take and so she started down it. Her passion for the path He placed her on arose the further she traveled with Him. Another friend had known what her passion was for some time and while the path was not always easy, she too was following her dream. And then there was me, feeling like a car stuck in the mud, it's wheels spinning to no avail. I had recently graduated with a degree in history, a subject I love, but something just wasn't clicking. I knew before I graduated that I was becoming bored with my chosen major (never a good sign, by the way) so when a co-worker pointed out to me that my passion for animals lit up my face whenever I talked about them, I was intrigued. She made a suggestion for a major to pursue and I took it and ran with it. 

Except....

That wasn't in God's plan for me. His dream for me  was bigger, much bigger.

After a series of "growing opportunities" God placed something completely unexpected in my path at a time when I was feeling about as down as a girl can be. When I thought that pursuing my God-sized dream was impossible, He laid the foundation for where I am currently, which is the beginning of something huge, I can tell. It may not be huge to the rest of the world, but honestly, that doesn't matter. What matters is that God is the one in charge and He laid this dream on my heart which means this is important to Him as well. God never puts us on a path that doesn't have a purpose and He always, always has a plan and purpose for our lives, no matter what present circumstances look like.

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans for a hope and a future." - Jeremiah 29:11

So, what is your God-sized dream and are you willing to trust Him with it? I'd love to hear it so I can pray for you!
 


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Megan Luke
01/20/2014 11:14pm

I love how you point out that the dream He put in your heart is important to Him as well. I know sometimes I feel that something I feel being called to do only matters to me. Sometimes I forget that God gives us these ideas and plans beacause WE are the ones He wants to accomplish the task. I am praying for you as you continue on this journey.

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    Hello! My name is Ashley. I am so glad you are here! My passion is to educate others, specifically in the area of nature, but I am finding more and more that God has given me a gift and a passion for educating others in general. Anyhow, I hope you enjoy yourself while you are here!

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