Tuesday, February 8, 2011

How Big Are Your dreams?

"I want to run a marathon." "I want to travel the world." "I want to write a book." "I want to start my own business."

What are your dreams? Go ahead, list them. I'll wait...

So, what are you doing about it?

Don't give me your excuses. Stop your stinkin' thinkin'. There is a passion inside of you that you've let die. Your fears have bullied their way into your head, making way for excuses, "I don't have enough money." "I don't have the time." "I'm not smart enough." "I'm not young enough." "This economy is holding me back."

When did your your big dream become a little dream?

God has gifted you. He has placed a seed of hope, a fingerprint of His creativity inside of you. Lay your fears at His feet. Ask Him to change your stinkin' thinkin'. Begin to believe again.

Blessed is she who believes that what the Lord said to her will be accomplished. Luke 1:45

12 comments:

tiffany@tea with tiffany said...

You talking to me?

:)

Love you

karendalycook said...

Yep, dreams... I have many. Thanks to friends like you, I am learning to step out of my proverbial boat and walk on the water. Thanks for the ways you challenge my thinking and encourage my heart.

Keli Gwyn said...

Joanne, it's so cool to see your BIG dream coming true. Just saw your book up for pre-order on Amazon. WOW! What a fun cover.

Terri Tiffany said...

Working on it! Thanks for the boost!

Susan Panzica - EternityCafe said...

Oh Joanne, dear friend, did you write this for me??
Thanks!!
Love you,
Susan

Jacquelyn Stager said...

I love this post. When the Bible says that God will give us the desires of our hearts, I believe that means He actually places those desires within us. Where else would we get those dreams and longings for doing and being what we were uniquely created for? The seed of hope, as you say. It's a shame that so often we've allowed fear, or even "life" to get in the way. I have some areas where I need to believe again. Thanks for this!

Denise said...

amen.

Transparent Mama said...

I just wrote a post about this very same thing. God is moving in the women of blogland.

Kela said...

I'm dreaming! I'm dreaming! No more stinkin' thinkin' or halitosis of the brain!
You told me back in '09 to let you know when I needed encouragement (you commented on one of my posts). Not that I haven't needed it in all that time, but I'd lost touch with your blog!
I *heart* your attitude about dreaming. Oh, what wonderful things can happen when we're willing to step out!

Kela said...

You asked about the John 10:10 Pic. My friend Christy @ Critty Joy makes them and she'd love for you to stop by to get the code.
Here's the link: http://crittyjoy.typepad.com/critty_joy/quotable-word.html

Much love friend!

Lenore Buth at www.awomansview.typepad.com said...

Thanks, my friend. Tonight I needed these words and your gentle nudge.

B His Girl said...

I have on my Believe shoes. They make His dreams come true. Keep shining Joanne. B

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