Tuesday, February 12

Less of Me, More of Jesus

So the assignment was...

your “do what you can” step for your God-sized dream is to figure out what you needed less of in your life so that you can embrace more of what God has for you {including your dream}. 

What do I need less of? STRESS? How do I let that go?? haha!  

So I've been thinking about it this week in conjunction with Lent, what can I let go of? what do I need to let go of? what do I need less of for a season? What do I need less of for the rest of all time?

Definitely less of me... less selfishness... less pride... less expectation--on myself and on others... less of ME.

More of Jesus, just give me Jesus!!

He must increase, but I must decrease!

It's been fresh on my mind. I have so many desires and interests that I can't really figure out what my dream is supposed to be.  I keep coming back to Holley Gerth's definition of a God-sized Dream...

My God-sized Dream is... a desire in my heart for more of what God has for me.

And while I don't know if it's a handmade card business, or a writing degree, or an income-producing blog, or being a stay-at-home mom, or if it actually is ALL of these things, I do know that I need more of Jesus.

I joined Hello Mornings this month, and while sometimes it's more of a "hello MID-morning" I've been faithful to spend some time in God's Word each day.  There has been some Soul Detox with She Reads Truth and some Abounding Hope with Hello Mornings. And I've been writing a lot of scripture. It's been good for me, and that's part of the reason why the blog has been quieter and the cardmaking has been nonexistent. But I'm okay with that for now.

In conjunction with Lent, I am also reading through Holey, Wholly, Holy: A Lenten Journey by one of my blog friends, Kris Camealy. I was worried about adding another daily thing to my routine, but I discovered today that it's not a daily reading... it's a journey that I can go through in my pace and I'm looking forward to it.

So, have you been dreaming? What steps are you taking in pursuing your dreams? Is there something I can pray for you about in relation to your God-sized dreams?


  1. Hi Julie Anne! Wow, our struggles and our dreams are pretty similar as is our solution to our problems with it - we need more of Jesus. I also am reading Holey, Wholly, Holy. I scrapbook and make cards as well as do some altered art and mixed media that I hope somehow to be able to use for His glory and purpose. For the most part I am a stay at home Mom - but my sons are both pretty grown now - 14 and 20 and I do work outside of the home part time. I am questioning homeschooling my younger one for the high school years and wondering if we are both up for this commitment. So many questions and so much stress. Not enough Jesus. I pray that Lent will lead us both back to where we need to be on our God Sized Dream Journey.

  2. I just bought Holey, Wholly, Holy, and am definitely looking forward to reading it! I love that she wrote it as a go-at-your-own-pace book, too. :) Blessings to you...thank you for the reminder of More Jesus and less me. (That's a reminder I need often!) :)


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