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take a chance on you

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so many times i ask myself: what am i doing?

where am i going with this silly dream of mine. the time, the energy, the work, the cost. is it worth it?

maybe you ask yourself that question about your dream too. maybe it’s your job, your education, your life.

but that’s the thing about risk. it’s a risk.

when you dare to dream and chase those dreams something has to give. we have the same number of hours in the same number of days and there’s always more we can do.

more friends to see, more time to give, more lives to touch, more. and now it seems we’re giving less.

but are we?

so often i’m haunted by the critical doubter that lives in the shadow of my dream, dwells in the darkest places of my own mind. each time i get close to stepping out in faith i hear it’s voice. the one who calls out my deepest fears. who knows the places too vulnerable to touch. who sees the insecurities hiding beneath the surface of my life.

but what is a life without a dream? what is a dream that doesn’t try? and what good is a reward that didn’t require risk?

maybe it’s true – if you don’t risk anything, you end up risking everything. 

we were made with a purpose – a dream – a wish – a heart’s prayer. we were made to live our lives well and with intention. but we come to the edge of all that we know, and all we can do by our own strength and those voices swirl around us, tempting us to turn back. to give up when we’ve already come so far.

take that step into the unknown and believe He will meet you. do what it takes to dare greatly. to risk something you have so that you never look back and wonder what could have been.

you never know just what He’ll do if you believe enough to take a chance on you.

embrace the wonder, let go of your fears & fly.


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  • Susan Bricker January 31, 2014, 2:47 pm

    Tammy,
    This post totally resonates with me. I am currently on a journey to have my first book published after writing for over 30 years. I loved what you said. I believe God places these dreams in our hearts to fulfill them. Yet I also feel so fearful at times during this process. Times where I ask myself, “What are you doing? ” I am also finding that this dream absorbs a lot of my time and then I begin to feel guilty. I don’t think our dreams are meant to cause us guilt, we impose that upon ourselves. I feel that my writing was a spiritual gift from God and I am meant to share it. Oddly, that also places me in a position of fear, because I want to get it right.
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful thoughts. You really spoke to my heart today! I pray that you always follow and live your dreams. I am reminded of the saying, ” Do it afraid.” I loved your words.
    Susan

    • Tammy January 31, 2014, 3:29 pm

      susan, i am so glad it resonated with you — you have no idea how much your comment ministered to my heart too! thank you and best wishes with your book! “do it afraid.” AMEN. 🙂

      • Susan Bricker January 31, 2014, 8:03 pm

        Tammy,

        Thank you for your kind remarks. I was meant to read your post today. The Lord is amazing in how He brings us together through circumstances , that may seem very ordinary at first, to create a “moment” for us! I think your blog is amazing , and I applaud you for stepping out and creating it. What a gift! I was blessed by you and your words today (and Krista’s!) . Thank you both so very much! Have a meaningful day covered by His grace!
        Susan

        • Tammy February 3, 2014, 2:16 am

          thank you susan, i’m so glad to have you here. xo

    • Krista January 31, 2014, 6:30 pm

      Do it afraid…. wow… I LOVE that Susan!!! We are in over our heads most of the time in this life. Can I add, Do it afraid WHILE trusting that God is able to do immeasurable more… Love to your both today!

      • Susan Bricker January 31, 2014, 7:57 pm

        Krista,
        Thank you so much for your kind comments! We, in our humanness, do encounter fear, yet with the Lord , we don’t need to fear, for He has it all covered. You are so right, that trusting the Lord is the key element ! I had thought of that after posting my previous comment, so thank you so much for adding that crucial component. You are also so right regarding being in over our heads most of the time, but I feel that is where the Lord works in us, patience, trust, and to cast our fears and doubts upon Him. He doesn’t want us carrying those burdens. It is so freeing when we are able to release all those things and unburden ourselves. The Lord loves us so very much! Thank you again for your words! Love to you as well!

  • Jyothi August 21, 2014, 6:23 am

    Beautiful photography, beautiful words…

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