Dream {Five Minute Friday}

This post is a part of Five Minute Friday, a writing flash mob that happens every week when writers are prompted by a single word to write for 5 minutes without any major editing. Just raw thoughts and emotions. You can find out more and/or join the party here.

 

 

For the longest time, when anyone asked me what my dream was I would just blankly stare at them and shrug my shoulders.  It was a frustrating feeling; not knowing what my dream was.  I of course had the typical dreams, marriage, kids, something to do with horses, and the perfect little small town where everyone knew me.  But, I didn’t have a dream, a passion, that drove me towards a high and lofty goal.  I felt like there was something wrong with me because I was lacking in this, this having a dream.  It was at around 23 that God planted a small seed that would grow into the dream I have today.  In a prophecy I received, I was told that I had a book in me.  I laughed it off then, but some ten years later He reminded me of that Sunday so long ago when my friend had spoken into my life.  It was time to give wings to the dream God had planned for me.  That’s how this blog was born as a way to find my writing voice before jumping into writing a book.

If you are like I was and are wondering through life wondering what’s wrong with you.  Wondering why you don’t have a dream.  If you’re frustrated because you don’t yet know what your dream is, just wait, God has a plan for you.  He has the perfect dream for you that He will plant in your heart at just the right time so that it can grow into exactly what He wants for you.  I encourage you to open up your Bible and read Jeremiah 29:11.  It is my life verse and I go back to it often when things are unclear to me.

 

Godspeed,

Mollie  ❤

 

Fear {Five Minute Friday}

This post is a part of Five Minute Friday, a writing flash mob that happens every week when writers are prompted by a single word to write for 5 minutes without any major editing. Just raw thoughts and emotions. You can find out more and/or join the party here.

 

Fear is the opposite of faith.

Did you hear that?  Fear is the opposite of faith. The two cannot exist in the same place.  This is not to say that if you have fear in one area of your life, that you are without faith in any area.  I believe you can be full of faith in say, knowing God will always take care of your financial needs, and at the very same time be fearful of being alone, without a spouse, forever.  That is actually exactly where I stand.  Those two areas are my biggest shows of fear and faith in my life.  I also believe that you can’t battle your fears if you keep them secret.  So give voice to them.  Grab some close friends and talk about it till it doesn’t seem so scary.  Also, shine the light of scripture on them.  I bet you they can’t stand up against God’s Word.

No matter what fears hold you captive, scripture holds the answer to defeat them, the truth that proves them false.

I have this picture in my head of a little girl with long brown hair whipping around her, screaming into a raging storm!  I couldn’t find a picture that matched the one in my head, but that’s what facing your fears feels like to me.  Can you see her?

 

Here’s to my fears and yours being defeated by the faith that carries us through, and to the hope that someday I will have the privilege of growing old with someone!

 

Godspeed,

Mollie  ❤