Sometimes, amid the fun and terror of new places and new experiences, we suddenly see a little more clearly the “why” of what we do.
Going to the Haven Conference this year took me out of the comfort of solitary days of pajamas, unwashed hair, and no makeup, and shoved me into a swirl of laughter and I-can-do-it attitudes. Why was I there? Maybe for the hope that the can-do confidence would rub off on this insecure wannabe.
I don’t think that hope was realized, but a greater hope was solidified. I started this blog with the hope that I would be able to help people. Show others how to build and create and dream. To show successes and failures, so that others wouldn’t let fear of failure stop them from trying. As that very same fear has so often stopped me.
I hope that my sphere of influence will grow- not for my own glory, but so that I can use that influence to help more people. That’s my heart’s desire. To help, to make a difference, to use my blog as a way to reach out to others, and help in bigger ways than I can do in my basement with a paintbrush in hand.
So, how did my experience at Haven solidify that dream? Bob Johnson. As a representative from Habitat for Humanity, he spoke at our closing ceremony, “Do good on a grand scale.” With the Lord’s help and direction, that’s what I intend to do. Did I say that out loud? That scares me a little. 🙂
“Therefore, let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” Hebrews 4:16
What God-breathed dreams do you have? I would love to pray with you to see those heart-desires realized in bigger ways than you can even imagine.