My God Sized Dream

8 Jan
I have sat down at the computer about a thousand times in the last week to write this post about my dream. I wouldn’t have guessed how hard it would be to actually put it into words, but I have to admit that it has been a struggle.

I have been serving in Children’s Ministry for some years now and I absolutely LOVE it. I have the privilege of loving on and sharing Jesus with an amazing group of kids each week. There is nothing like it. Or so I thought.

A few months ago God opened a door for me to lead a Bible study for moms. To say that I was scared is definitely putting it lightly. I am more than comfortable leading a small group of 4th and 5th grade girls, but to lead a group of women was totally out of my comfort zone. 
So I did it scared.

Something happened those first couple of weeks that I just can’t find the words to explain. Sitting around this table with these moms…God broke my heart. Not just for them, but for the moms of our church and the moms of our community.
The moms who hide behind the busy and get lost in the laundry.
The moms who feel discouraged and alone.
The moms who are seeking God and long for community.

My God sized dream is to be part of making that happen. 
A community of moms doing life together.

I don’t know what that looks like or how it will happen, but I know that He does.
I am trusting Him to lead the way.

What I do know is: 

I believe God has created and called me to love and encourage 
children and moms through shepherding, teaching, and writing.

God-Sized Dreams

My friend Holley Gerth invited me to join a group of dreamers that she affectionately calls her God Sized Dream Team. What a blessing to be part of this group. 

We will be gathering each week on Tuesdays at Holley’s to encourage each other and you to dream those God sized dreams.

Won’t you join us?
What is your God sized dream?



32 Responses to “My God Sized Dream”

  1. Karrilee Aggett January 8, 2013 at 11:15 pm #

    I LOVE this Wendy! And it is SO needed! I know you and Him in you can do this and do it wonderfully!

  2. Amy January 8, 2013 at 11:41 pm #

    This is a beautiful dream. Real life encouragement. An investment of love. Praying you rich blessings as He leads you closer to His vision for you.

  3. Paula Barnett January 8, 2013 at 11:41 pm #

    I believe you are living your God Sized Dream right now! To me, Wendy, you have just described the person I have had the pleasure of getting to know through FmF! Here is to all that God's perfect plan has in store for you!!!!Celebrating you with love & joy!

  4. Nicole January 9, 2013 at 12:31 am #

    I keep nodding my head uncontrollably because this is so you!! YES! What a perfect God-sized dream, friend. I know He'll lead the way and make it bigger and better than you had ever dreamed. He's just like that 😉

  5. Nikki @ Simplystriving January 9, 2013 at 12:32 am #

    Oh I always do this…wrong google account. It's me — Nikki 🙂

  6. Diana Denis January 9, 2013 at 1:35 am #

    I love this Wendy. And, I can relate to that fear. So glad you're pushing through anyway. When you're afraid and moving forward it means you're allowing the Lord to lead you. It doesn't get any better than that! Praying for every step of the journey! ❤

  7. Jen Ferguson January 9, 2013 at 2:06 am #

    I so beyond excited for you. Oh, my heart just bleeds and breathes for community. If I can support you in any way, please let me know. By the way, I feel like I do most of like you said: "So I did it scared." 🙂

  8. John and April Kandel January 9, 2013 at 2:32 am #


  9. Mandy January 9, 2013 at 2:52 am #

    Yeah! You did it, friend, and it cam out lovely! Oh, those moms will be so blessed to have you. Cheering you on, Wendy, and excited to see what God will do!

  10. Amy January 9, 2013 at 3:45 am #

    Your love and concern for your moms group just shines through your words. I pray He calms your fears and puts His words on your lips as you speak truth and life into each life.

  11. Dolly @Soulstops January 9, 2013 at 5:30 am #

    I love how you followed His lead, and pushed back your fear…your beautiful heart for moms shines through…and moms really need encouragement…praying God continues to guide you, Wendy 🙂 Thanks for your encouragement at my blog 🙂

  12. BARBIE January 9, 2013 at 7:24 am #

    Some of my favorite bloggers our on the God-size dream team! I love your dream and I just know it will happen. I am looking forward the book, and learning to dream again!

  13. Alene January 9, 2013 at 3:13 pm #

    Love your heart!! I can so see you pouring encouragement in to the hearts of those moms. They need a friend, a mentor, and a cheerleader. You are just the one, dear sista. YOU!!!

  14. Wendy January 9, 2013 at 5:38 pm #

    Thank you so much Karrilee! That is so true…very much needed. Blessings friend!

  15. Wendy January 9, 2013 at 5:38 pm #

    Thank you so much Amy! I so appreciate your prayers. Blessings!

  16. Wendy January 9, 2013 at 5:42 pm #

    Thank you so much sweet friend! I keep coming back to this verse today…Now to Him Who, by the action of His power that is at work within us, is able to carry out His purpose and do superabundantly, far over and above all that we dare ask or think infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams. Ephesians 3:20Blessings and much love.

  17. Wendy January 9, 2013 at 5:43 pm #

    Oh friend thank you so much for your encouragement and I treasure your prayers as I follow Him in this. Blessings.

  18. Laura Boggess January 9, 2013 at 6:02 pm #

    I am cheering for this God-sized dream, my sister. And it is a beautiful one. Praying for you as you follow Gods leading.

  19. Jennifer Camp January 9, 2013 at 8:14 pm #

    Wendy, a few years ago, I stumbled into saying yes to leading a group of women, all moms, too. I had never had my heart broken like it was when I first started to let Him lead me to love them, responding to how He sees them. . .Oh, girl, what a beautiful journey you are on, with Him. Keep going, keep trusting, keep believing that He is doing something amazing through you . . . Yes, through you . .the two of you together, as He longs for more of His girls to see His face and hear His voice, finally feeling like they are not alone. You are chosen. You are His. You are glorious. Stunning, just stunning, as you share this, in faith, reaching all the while for Him. . . and we here, reading your heart, are so blessed.

  20. Lauren Mills January 10, 2013 at 12:46 am #

    Wendy: This is beautiful. I love how God sort of surprised you with the dream, but now that it's planted, you anticipate it blooming. So lovely. As a mom who has hidden behind laundry and busy, who has felt alone at times, I can tell you that there is a NEED for your ministry to women! beautiful 🙂 -lauren

  21. Wendy January 10, 2013 at 1:55 am #

    Thank you so much Jen! I too have a heart for community and am so looking forward to all God has in store. Love & hugs!

  22. Wendy January 10, 2013 at 1:55 am #

    Thanks April! Love and miss you bunches!

  23. Wendy January 10, 2013 at 1:56 am #

    Oh friend…thank you so much for cheering me on! What an encouragement you are! Blessings!

  24. Wendy January 10, 2013 at 1:56 am #

    Thank you so much for your prayers Amy. That means so much. Blessings.

  25. Wendy January 10, 2013 at 1:57 am #

    Oh thank you so much Dolly! Thank you for your kind words and prayers. Blessings!

  26. Wendy January 10, 2013 at 1:58 am #

    My sweet friend, tonight I am praying for you. Lifting you up to Him. Knowing He has a dream just for you. Love you much.

  27. Wendy January 10, 2013 at 1:59 am #

    Thank you so much Alene! Sweet encouragement from a sweet friend. Blessings!

  28. Wendy January 10, 2013 at 1:59 am #

    Your prayers mean so much to me friend. Thank you. Blessings.

  29. Wendy January 10, 2013 at 2:01 am #

    Oh my heart. Your sweet words brought me to tears. I am so very thankful for you my friend. So thankful. Love you much.

  30. Wendy January 10, 2013 at 2:02 am #

    Thank you so much Lauren. I am that mom too. I know her well. I am just so excited to see where He is leading me. Thank you again for your encouragement friend. Love and hugs!

  31. Tereasa January 15, 2013 at 10:57 pm #

    I'm enjoying reading about your dream. I look forward to seeing where God leads you.

  32. Wendy January 16, 2013 at 2:09 am #

    Thank you so much Tereasa! Blessings friend!

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