As most of you that really know me, know that I have had this unsettling in my soul of ‘what’ it is that God has designed me specifically for. I kept seeing ‘big’ things! Don’t get me wrong this is good. It says in Ephesians 3:20 that God is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to bring him glory. God loves it when we pray big, and have big dreams.
However when a vision is so big you don’t even know how to begin to walk it out can become so overwhelming. I know it is an absolute fact that apart from the Lord God I can do nothing. So what keeps me from moving forward? The haunting question; where do I even begin? It can be so overwhelming. I get so many thoughts going in my mind that I stress myself out, seriously. Do I do this, or do I do that? And where do these ideas come from anyhow; God or the enemy that would love to destroy this soldier from her assigned work. So then I pray for wisdom. Meanwhile time keeps clicking from the present to the past. Life gets in the way and before I know it a year is GONE and I have done nothing to step into my God appointed destiny.
I had the honor of going to St. Louis to see my spiritual mother this past weekend. It was the Joyce Meyer Love Life Conference, celebrating 30 years of her ministry. It was three days of encouragement. Joyce reiterated the same things that God has been working with me for the past several months. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing, it was so emotional for me yet it was a ‘kick in the butt’ sort of speak for me to get moving. I have to stop wasting a precious commodity that neither I, nor the riches person on earth could ever buy back. TIME! I have been wasting time, with the fear of making the ‘wrong’ move.
Then in this morning service at Elkhart Calvary Assembly of God I got my deployment orders. It was so simple I had to keep my hand from slapping myself on the forehead. The congregation was asked one simple question; what risk is God calling you to do in the next 3 months. The answer didn’t take long to surface in my conscious. It has been sitting there for all this time. If all I have to do to walk out my God appointed destiny is to take three months at a time, this is doable. I don’t feel so overwhelmed. I am so thankful for this simple yet profound concept.
So how do you eat an Elephant? One bite at a time.
How do you walk out big dreams? Three months at a time.