Am I the only one who sometimes wonders if I’m dreaming too small? After all, the world tells me to DREAM BIG, so how can I live up to my full potential if I don’t? I mean, there’s a great big world out there just waiting for everything I have to offer! I need to expand my horizons! Take the leap! God’s vision for my life is LARGE, not small! Go big or go home!!
I usually just dream of the next time I’ll be able to stay home alone with my own thoughts. I am not energized by a packed to-do list, and Type A people can exhaust me pretty quickly when there’s a project we’re working on together.
So what am I supposed to do? There’s a world out there that needs Jesus!
I don’t really believe I’m dreaming small. I believe I’m just being intentional. Relational. Slowing down enough to connect. Truly, I don’t consider it out of the realm of my calling to listen to just one person. Touch the heart of one person. Help change the course of one person’s life. Make one person think about things differently. Show one person they do have hope – Jesus.
Some have been created to minister to the masses. Some have been created to minister to individual hearts one, or a few, at a time. To crave a deeper connection. To listen and hear and respond to someone reaching out who may feel invisible or unnoticed and who simply needs to be heard and validated. To walk alongside. Be a friend. A mentor. To have the necessary time to teach one heart a new way to see things.
Embrace your uniqueness and your God-given identity. We’re all necessary in God’s Kingdom to do His Kingdom work and show others the way to hope.
I’ll pray for you as you work to do the big and brave things you are called to do. Please pray for me as I reach out to make connection with maybe just one.
God has given us all hands ~ hands to serve. Let’s use them to serve Him well.