Encouragement · Writing

When God Gives You A Dream

In 2016, God told me to write something down during a writer’s conference. It was the first time in my life I felt him physically prompt me to do something.

I wrote down 4 words. I have only ever told my husband what God told me to write down that day. I believe it is the title of a book I will eventually write. Yes. A book! I can’t even believe I am even sharing this because it’s a huge dream of mine. I don’t talk about this often because it makes me nervous. Writing a book is something I believe only God can help me bring to fruition. On my own, this dream seems daunting and scary.

You see, I have been through a lot in my life. I can look back and see how God has shaped  me through my past life experiences to the person I am today. He has always had the pen to my story. And even though, my life has been very difficult at times and I’ve questioned God’s goodness more than I’d like to admit, I still believe he is a good Father. I want to write about this one day. He has used the pain of my past for my present purpose in ways I could never orchestrate on my own.

This life is all about His goodness and His glory. Even right now, our family is facing one of our hardest times in our parenting journey but I still believe God is good. He’s filling in the blanks of my story, our story; the story I will share in detail one day.

When the time is right, I will share more about this dream. I am still not ready to share even the title just yet but as I reflect on that day in 2016, I feel encouraged. I remember God prompting me so uniquely. I remember the rush that came over me, wondering if it was even real. What does this mean God?

I love my dream. It seems crazy. It feels impossible, scary, and there is a lot of uncertainty around it. Even when my dream feels really far away some days or things feel dark, I choose to trust and remember He is good. He’s got the pen. I am the blank page. The rest is up to him.

“My life is a story about who God is and what He does in a human heart.”

-Shauna Niequist-

Has God ever prompted you to do something that seemed daunting?  What are the dreams He has placed on your heart? How did you respond? 

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