Do you have a dream you cannot go a day without thinking about?
Do you feel stuck between dreaming and actually taking the steps you need to make it a reality?
Maybe it’s the book proposal that has greeted you every morning on your desktop for the last couple of years or the business plan that keeps getting put on the back burner.
Whatever the dream, we have all been there.
Between our doubts and fears and the very real reality of what it costs to bring something to fruition, there will always be obstacles that can keep us stuck.
“Truthfully, when something really matters to us, we would rather not show up at all… than to show up and risk getting it wrong. We would rather create nothing than create failure.”
What if instead of staring from the sidelines, you took faith-filled steps across the starting line of what’s been burning deep inside of you?
Are you ready?
When today’s guest found herself at this exact impasse, growing familiar with all the reasons why she couldn’t or shouldn’t move beyond the hidden dream in her heart, she knew she had to make a choice.
Would she stay dreaming or would she start doing…
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Recently, as a part guide and part manifesto to pursuing the passions that stir your soul, she released Do the Thing: Gospel-Centered Goals, Gumption, and Grace for the Go-Getter Girl. In it, she is an encouraging voice in your ear to say, “Let’s not waste another minute of the all-too-brief time we have on this side of eternity.”
We don’t often like to admit it, but if we quiet ourselves and tune into what God has been stirring in our hearts, we know the next step.
“I’ve learned there are many flavors of deferred obedience, but they all stem from a similar root. We’re scared. We don’t know if our plan will work out and we fear the unknowns. What if the finished product is not what we expected? What if people think I’m crazy? What if I waste time, money, or resources along the way?”
It never fails, as we awaken to the dream God places within us, we quickly jump to sizing up the task ahead, our abilities, and even the ones around us running in a similar direction.
Wouldn’t that be like the enemy, though?
Many times his best tactic for keeping us stuck is keeping us focused on the limits of our calling and not the limitlessness of the One calling us.
The dream feels personal, and it should because God has ordained each of us to carry out a unique message that no other person can replicate. But ultimately, the dream is a conduit for us to, in worship, use our gifts and talents to the glory of God.
So, join Rebecca and I on today’s episode of The Mary Marantz Show as we discuss the three stages of being stuck, and some practical ways to move forward in faithfulness to what God is calling you to do.
On this episode you’ll hear:
How comparison is the invitation to celebration
The principal of spiritual sticktuitiveness
How to identify striving out of abiding
The power of defining our why
Rebecca’s tenacity and faithfulness is a catalytic force in the trajectory of the lives she encounters and today’s conversation is no exception. Tomorrow will always boast potential and possibility but today offers the precious resource of the present moment.
Friend, today is the day you own the dream you have been given and run with purpose-filled confidence the race before you.
“You are not just waiting on your dream, you are delaying being obedient to where God is asking you to go.”
Now is the time. Let’s do the thing!
I can’t wait for you to take a listen! And if you are looking to give up comparing, performing, and achieving for your worth, I think you’ll LOVE my new book Slow Growth Equals Strong Roots! Available now everywhere books are sold! And while you’re at it, take our Achiever Quiz to see which of the 5 Achiever Types you are….
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