My 2013 started out to be a challenging year. God challenged me to write a book on breastfeeding on my own. My initial plan before 2013 was to have a co-author. I soon discovered (the hard way) that God had other plans.
"Can I finish it on my own? What will I write in the book?"
I could feel fear breathing at the back of my neck. I am grateful though that God granted me grace to keep on walking forward towards the fulfillment of this God-sized dream even with trembling knees.
I battled with doubts along the way. I felt like I was walking in a street with a thick fog, barely seeing my next steps.
God's voice, however, was loud and clear; so, I kept walking... sometimes very slowly, sometimes with big, bold steps.
I kept moving forward by continuously finding time to write even in my busyness as a mom of two active little boys and as a mompreneur of a consulting business (for management, human resources and training solutions). I thank God for the grace to keeping on keeping on, to keep on pursuing the dream in spite of countless obstacles.
But God did not only give me one God-sized dream to pursue last year. I believe that God gave me two more. These two other dreams were born while my husband and I were in a conference sometime in March last year. Just like with my first God-sized dream last year, I didn't think or feel that I was equipped to make those dreams realities. I embraced the dreams still and acted on them. I asked help from my husband and we started building my dream web site for my business. That was my second God-sized dream for 2013. In the same way that I spent many nights writing my book on breastfeeding, my husband and I spent many nights working together to move closer to fulfilling that dream web site.
The third God-sized dream that God planted in my heart is to write my first e-book that is related to one of my blogs (When My Bridegroom Comes). I felt that God wanted me to inspire and empower future brides through this e-book by sharing my story of how I prepared for my wedding.
Pursuing ONE God-sized dream was already intimidating. But God believed so much in my capacity to receive His graces that He gave me THREE God-sized dreams last year. I really could not imagine in the beginning how it would be possible to fulfill all these. God, however, awed me once more by allowing me to be part of this great adventure and enabling me to witness the fulfillment of ALL these dreams.
Yes, you read it right. By the grace and mercy of God, those THREE God-sized dreams were fulfilled all in one year! Glory to God!
My web site www.fulllifecube.com is already up. It's still a work in progress but the basic features I want to be there are now available. Moreover, I have registered it as my new business name (Full Life Cube Publishing and Events Services). I found an artist as well who did my company's logo just in time so that I can incorporated it in my new business card and in my latest print book Breastfeeding: A Journey Worth Taking.
My e-book How to Have the Wedding of Your Dreams is also out and can be downloaded for free by the subscribers of my blog When My Bridegroom Comes.
Truly, it has been one great adventure with God and I thank God for inviting me to join Him in this adventure. I have learned and grown a lot in the past year. I thank Him for all the help He has given me and for everyone He used to inspire and empower me. I thank Him for Holley Gerth who inspired me through her blog and her books (You're Made for a God-Sized Dream and You're Already Amazing). God used her blog and her books to encourage and inspire me last year during the most trying times of my journey to the fulfillment of my God-sized dreams.
And because of the fulfillment of these three God-sized dreams, I have the courage to say yes to another God-sized dream that God has planted in my heart for 2014. I'm writing another book! My God is unstoppable in giving me inspiration and I can't ignore His voice or His prompting. So, I'm declaring in faith that this year 2014, I will have at least one God-sized dream fulfilled.
How about you? Has God placed a God-sized dream in your heart at the start of this new year? Don't be afraid to listen to His voice in your heart. You can do it with Him at your side. I can say this with confidence because it happened to me... not just once but three times last year! You can do it, too! Believe in yourself and in the God who made you!
Happy New Year!