I’m Holley Gerth–God-sized dreamer, cofounder of (in)courage, life coach and a friend who cheers wildly for you and all God has created you to do. I’m so glad I get to be here with you this week on Bloom. I wish we could have coffee so let’s make this the next best thing. XO
She whispers it into the phone, almost too softly for me to hear.
“I just…have this desire in my heart that won’t go away.”
She lists off reasons why it won’t work, this isn’t the right time, and how she feels odd for even thinking about it in the first place.
When she pauses for a deep, unsure breath I slip in these words…
“It sounds like you have a God-sized dream.”
“A what?” she responds with a bit of wonder in her voice.
I smile and share more about desire, hope, what it means to make it to your personal Promised Land, and how everything is going to be different now.
I understand God-sized dreams because I’ve lived them. And once you have a taste, there’s no going back to life as you knew it before.
You may say, “But I don’t have big dreams.”
The size of the dream isn’t what matters.
I believe everyone has God-sized dreams. It’s not about how big or small they are because he creates each one to perfectly fit the size of your heart.
Your dream might be to move across the world and start a non-profit organization that cares for orphans—what looks like a grand adventure in the world’s eyes.
Or your dream might be to stay right in your small town and raise your kids so that they grow into strong men or women—what looks like something fairly ordinary in the world’s eyes.
Both matter equally.
And both are God-sized dreams.
It’s not about what you do as much as how you do it. It’s about pursuing life with passion, purpose, and going with God wherever he leads.
It’s about not settling. It’s about tenaciously believing you’re made for more.
Not as in “bigger house, fancier car, more luxurious lifestyle.”
No, my friend, I mean “more of Jesus, more of what he’s created you to be, more of what he’s called you to do.”
Less of you, actually, and more of all he is and all he has for you—which is beyond what you can even imagine.
I’m thinking of you right now, wherever you are, curled up on your couch, or on a long flight and I wish I could be right beside you. I’d like to pour you a cup of coffee or tea and listen long and hard to the things you’re afraid to tell anyone—the hopes that feel silly, the dreams that seem like dares, the quiet longings of your heart that get especially loud sometimes.
I’d nod, look you in the eyes and say, “Don’t let that go. Don’t hide it away. That’s real. And, yes, you really can see it come into being in your life. You have what it takes to see those dreams come true because you have a limitless God living in you. He has given you all you need and made you all you need to be.”