Have You Ever Seen An Elephant Fly?

Welcome! I am so glad you stopped by today. I have a guest post at The M.O.M. Initiative today. Even if you are not a mom yet, consider dropping by my post and checking it out. I pray God’s richest blessings on you all.

I have always been the girl with her head on her shoulders. I liked it that way. I didn’t want others to think I my dreams were crazy. So I never pursued my dreams. I never talked about my dreams. I dreamed big in my heart, but kept my dreams to myself.

Mostly I did this because if I never became president of the United States no one would ever know I didn’t reach my dream. I also held my dreams tight because what if I really wasn’t good at singing and I loved it? Could I handle that type of rejection. I didn’t want to be an American Idol contestant who really didn’t know I wasn’t good. I feared that I wasn’t good.

So I held my dreams in because they often sounded far-fetched. I wanted to be the first female professional baseball player. But for a girl who could barely keep her eyes open when batting because the sound the bat made when it hit the ball that dream is a bit out there. I didn’t want others to laugh at me. I was/am afraid of looking foolish. I am afraid of this:

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This fear practically gives me palpitations when I mention I am writing a book and attempting to get it published. Indecision paralyzes me. Do I tell people how big my dream really is? Do I say I want to speak to thousands of people and have a New York Times Best Seller? It sounds about as likely as seeing an elephant fly. This stumbling fumbling woman who would barely let anyone read what she wrote EVER – this woman published? This woman who struggled in speaking competitions to give a simple eight minute speech – she a speaker?

Yes I still have naysayers. Folks who make snide comments when I mention writing a book or speaking. They snicker assuming I must be joking. Yet here is a dream that is bigger than me – a dream worth the snickers. It is a dream given to me by God and although I do not know if it will ever come to be, I do know it is the journey God planned for me. He is able. He is able to take this willing, but fearful elephant and make her fly. Yes I just called myself an elephant. 😉

Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26

All things are possible with God – how comforting, disconcerting and amazing. Are you ready to fly? Ask God to give you a dream, goal, or vision for your life, your family, or your job. Then faithfully follow His lead step by crazy step knowing you are obeying a God who is able.

What is your dream?

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