"What is your dream?"For most of my life, my dream was to be a SAHM (stay-at-home-mom) and in 2006 God opened the door and my dream became my reality! I am grateful everyday for the privilege to be able to stay home with our children - caring for them, training them, helping them, loving them, laughing with them - being the mommy God has called me to be for them. To be honest, I really do LOVE being a mom so much that I hadn't given much thought to what my new dreams might be. Then just last night I was reminded of one...to write a book.
Truth be told, there is a little birdie (aka The Holy Spirit), that has been nudging me in this area for several months. Every so often I can hear His still small voice say, "Remember that idea I gave you? When are you going to write about it?" I know full well that it's not speaking to a blog post, but to a book idea, three in fact.
So this morning, as I commented on that post, I heard the voice again, only this time it wasn't a reminder...it was a question.
"If I have called you to write and I have reminded you of that calling, then what is holding you back?"What is holding me back from writing more?
- Time-How will I find the time to write more than I do?
- Fear-What if no one likes it?
- Balance-How will I balance my family, ministry and writing?
Sometimes I wonder how many times The Holy Spirit will speak to me on a subject before He chooses to close a door or opportunity; or before He chooses someone else to accomplish what He intended for me to do. I don't want to find out!!! I don't want Him to find someone else to fill in the gap I was suppose to fill. I don't want ANYTHING to hold me back from fulfilling what He has called me to do! I know that if He has called me to it, then none of the things that are holding me back should stand in my way. He will give me wisdom to create a schedule where I have time to write and balance my family, ministry and writing responsibilities. His Word says, "Fear not, for I am with you." (Isaiah 41:10). If He has called me to it, then He will walk with me on this journey.
It is the desire of my heart to follow God's will for my life, whatever that may be-even sitting down to write a book, or two or three! :)
What is God calling you to do? Where has He been gently nudging you to move, serve, grow, or follow? What's holding YOU back?