Deciding to LEAP
I’m not sure how this book landed in my hands. I mean, sure, I ordered it and I couldn’t wait to read it, so I downloaded an e-version…and I mentioned it to my friend, Becca, who read it at the same time… and then we began meeting once a week because we are just so enamored by the way big dreams are in motion in our lives….
Still. It’s not the kind of book I normally blog about and even now, I’m wondering if this “counts” as “real” reading to all of my nerdy book friends out there. Will I lose all credibility as a reader?
It doesn’t matter though, because this book — of all the books I read this year — impacted me the most. (Well, the second-most. I read the entire bible this year, so it has the top spot of books that impacted me the most.)
Then today I noticed there’s a launch of a new site just for God-Sized Dreamers — and they’re hosting a link-up. You know what a sucker I am for blogs who encourage people to write and share stories and build a community.
Still. I clicked the “x” on my tab and told myself I don’t have to join every movement that encourages people to write. It’s now 10:49 pm and I’ve already written a blog post today and I already have one for tomorrow, but now I’m writing this one. Because, the truth of the matter is, I’m not sure I’m ready to put words to my dream. Actually, the truth of the matter is I’m a coward. I don’t like being a coward, which is why I’m writing this post at 10:49 pm.
I always thought there were moments in life when God calls people to new journeys. High school graduations. College graduations. Weddings. Empty nests. Retirements. I didn’t really expect a new calling smack-dab in the middle of a successful career while raising young children and writing books.
Apparently God isn’t on a specific time schedule, especially not one I invent.
So here I am, ready to face 2014 with a dream I didn’t even realize I had and a bit of strength and courage to take a step on a path set before me. The risk is greater not to step than it is to remain where I am. This is how I decided 2014 would be the year I decided to leap.
|8×10 mixed media canvas I created for my 2014 One Little Word.|