My letter to YOU

I am writing this post after encouragement from Holley Gerth’s series on ‘God sized dreams’:

‘This step for your God-sized dream was to write a post entitled “A Letter to the God-sized Dreamers” telling your sisters why what they’re doing and who they’re becoming through this process is worth it–even on the hard days.’

My dear friend

I may not know who you are, but I would really like to get to know you better. However, what I DO know about YOU is that you carry a dream in your heart. I don’t know if it is a big dream, something you have been dreaming of your whole life, or something that has become your dream quite recently. I know nothing of that. And I don’t need to know that. It is not my place to do so. All I know, is that you have a dream, and that this dream is of great importance for you. That, my friend, matters to me! You see, today I have something really special I want to share with you.

I wonder, what would you say if I told you that you could fulfill a dream of yours? No matter how big, small, irrational, unreachable or insignificant you feel that your dream is. It doesn’t matter. If I told you that you could have everything you need to make your dream come true. Would you accept? You may wonder if I am asking you a trick question… The answer is yes, and no. Yes, because I am not offering you a wand that can make your dream come true in a ‘swoosh’, or a magic spell that will fulfill your dream in a moment. No, because it is true that I have an offer to you that may change your world, and that will give you what you need to fulfill your dream. It may not be what you think you need in order to fulfill your dream, and may not be at the exact time you want it to come true. On your way to getting your dream come true, you may also change opinion on what your dream is. I’ve heard it has been said: : “Sometimes on your way to a dream you get lost and find a better one“. An awful risk to take, isn’t it? What I wanted to share with you is this:

repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit” Acts 2: 38

For those who are in Christ (which means: believe that Jesus Christ is God’s son and our Savior. It means saying Yes to following Jesus where he leads you, to give your life to Jesus), God has given the promise:

Delight in me and I will give you
the desires of your heart.

Psalm 37:4

For it is I who gave you those desires.
Philippians 2:13

I am able to do more for you
than you could possibly imagine.

Ephesians 3:20

But seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.

Matthew 6:33

You need to follow your dream, and continue making it come true. It doesn’t mean that you can’t have a time-out where you are not working towards it, or that you can’t change your dream on the way along, but you need to not give it up! I almost gave up my dream once. I’ve had a dream that formed during elementary school: to become an author. Hopefully to someday be able to have that as my job: so I can spend my days on “work” writing. Several of my teachers have encouraged me to chase that dream over the years. When I was 14 or 15, I wrote a piece that was meant to be the start of a book, and sent it in to a publishing company. I got a letter in return, basically saying that what I had written wasn’t fit for the genre they needed, and that the language I used, might not be professional enough. To me that was like saying: “You are not suited to being an author, find something else to do!”.

I still loved writing, like I always had, but every time I tried to write something I couldn’t get anything on the paper. I was afraid that what I wrote wouldn’t be good enough. Since that was something I’d felt I was really good at, my world fell apart. Later I have struggled with the same feeling in all things I’ve done, steered by the thought: if I wasn’t good at writing when I thought I was, why believe that I am any good at this? It took me 6 years before I started writing again, And even then it was only a few lines with inspiration of what could one day become a story. I wrote this on my phone, and when my phone was stolen, I lost it, and with it the inspiration to write(again). Finally, last autumn, when we were given an assignment at school where we had to make our own blog just as practice, I made this blog and that’s when I started writing again. I may be far from getting my dream fulfilled, but I am on my way. And I am on my way, despite the fact that I almost had a decade of ‘time-out’ in following my dream.

Someone once said:

”Don’t try harder, try smarter”.

Now I’m telling you the same. Believe in yourself and believe in what you can accomplish through God, but remember: start the process by believing in Jesus and what he can do to you and your life. Then follow your dream! That way: He will be able to do more in you than you ever think would be possible…

With love

Ava Sophie

Naturally I started this post two weeks ago and are too late to link up with Holley, but click on the button below and find out what her God Sized Dream series are all about:

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