We're a generation of movers, shakers, big dream chasers. I'm continually inspired by the ladies of our generation, but simultaneously second-guessing if I'm making big enough strides.
We make annual goals, monthly goals and daily to-do's but then the hustle takes over our hearts, and not in the way we'd imagined. Sometimes the sweet satisfaction of the hustle turns on us and plants a seed of disbelief in our hearts.
Friends, that disbelief is the enemy nipping at your dreams. The enemy would have us believe our plans don't matter, we're not worthy, we can't make it happen, He isn't for us. But GOOD! NEWS! His heart is for us!
We crave a complete road-map for the journey, but that's not what He's promised us. He won't give us a full road-map, but scripture tells us He will light our way.
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. Psalm 119:105
Our big leaps are best made when we put one foot in front of the other, stepping out in faith.
A lamp will only shine brightly enough to get us a few feet forward, but coupled with our faith we can trust the light will bring us to a place of joy. We don't need to see too far ahead; we simply need to be in tune to the steps He's providing for us.
We can stand secure that He knows the whole story. There may not be a big neon sign flashing "THIS IS YOUR END GAME!" But there will be subtle moments in which the Spirit will light the way for your life in motherhood, marriage, entrepreneurship, you name it He's with you.
Small, faithful steps is taking the leap, friends!
For me, taking the leap in 2014 through small steps looked something like this:
Dream a big dream. Step and leap.
Accept my big dream isn't what He's calling me to. Step and leap.
Tell my husband the big dream He's placed on my heart. Step and leap.
Tell my printer my big dream. Step and leap.
Find a community of like-minded creatives & share my dream. Step and leap.
Finalize our first print line. Step and leap.
Register for a business license. Step and leap.
Launch a website, blog and shop. Step and leap.
January 1, 2015: Look back on 2014 - ALL THE PRAISE HANDS.
Step and leap.