Tuesday, February 11

Focusing on Strengths, Stepping out in Faith

I intended to link up regularly with the God-Sized Dream link up on Tuesdays, but it really hasn't happened much. The writing, the dreaming, the blogging has been a little spotty. But I am trying to connect when I get the chance and I had a moment this week that I just wanted to share.

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I heard something very profound this week... (not that I haven't heard it before, but I didn't hear it LIKE THIS)!!
"What should have taken 11 days, took 40 years because of fear, doubt, unbelief, murmuring, grumbling, and complaining" ~Christine Caine

Ya know what some of my strengths are?! ...fear, doubt, murmuring and complaining.

And I began to wonder, maybe God only wanted me to take "11 days" to get to my God-sized Dream, but I've been sitting here in the wilderness full of fear, doubt, unbelief and grumbling and complaining. I sure don't want it to take me forty years to get to my promised land!!!

I don't know where I will go with this renewed knowledge, but I'm hoping that it leads me to the banks of the Jordan River...

One thing I am doing to step out of my fear and enter in to faith is to support The Mercy House.  I've been following Kristin Welch's journey from the beginning. I even donated some of my handmade cards to her original etsy shop when she was just getting started. Since then, I've just watched from the sidelines, admiring the jewelry and other great things they have in the shop, praying when news updates came through my email and facebook feed, and wishing I could do more to help.

Well, I'm stepping out in faith and joining #TeamMercy. I don't know what it will look like, I don't know how I will find the money (maybe you could all go buy some cards from my etsy shop, that would help a little), but I'm excited to see what God can do with little old me and willing heart.

My strengths are the ability to write and to share the stories and to pray. My strengths are to create and hopefully sell some cards to provide support. My strengths are to dream and hope and follow God's promptings. My strengths are to speak life and truth into the lives of the people I meet. My strengths are to share the stories on social media (yeah, I'm good at status updates ;)

Joining Team Mercy is a new direction of my God-sized Dreams, but I feel that it's taking me down the right path.

Community Conversation: Are you wandering in the wilderness in fear and unbelief? What are some of YOUR strengths as you pursue your God-sized Dreams? Would you consider joining me on Team Mercy?

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  1. Good for you!! I know you will be so blessed by joining Team Mercy.
    Some of your "strengths" are mine as well;)

  2. Yay for you, for identifying your strengths & taking the plunge to use them for Jesus! I believe you will soon be amazed at what God does through your simple act of obedience! ♥

  3. Yay, Julie! Praying for you as you step out. Im so grateful to know you.

  4. You go girl! Little steps at a time and let God prove himself faithful. Have fun!


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