5 Stars Out Of 5
Have a Dream? Be Encouraged-Take a Chance
March 5, 2013
Ever brainstorm an idea to take your hobby to the next level or maybe look into some type of venture, be it a small business at or away from home, or start a ministry?
There are many things that we each feel a personal desire to explore and pursue and so few of us sometimes take it from being a dream to a reality; Reading, "You're Made for a God-Sized Dream" by Holly Gerth, I found the book inspiring and like a personal cheerleader, that encourages the reader to ask themselves, what is it that they would really like to try their hand at and take a chance at pursuing it, at some point in their lifetime.
Truthfully, we are all created with different gifts and skills that God manifests in some ways in our lives, maybe its just the simple gift of comfort that we could take to another level and volunteer our time at shelters, nursing homes, or to the community at large; If we have a desire toward reaching out, finding ways through our church and community to utilize that drive to be there for others; Whatever that drive is, Holly Gerth, gently shares encouraging words to motivate and prompt us to go....what is it that we can do for God.
The title of the book, reminds me of a photo that has been floating around, showing all the ways God has used everyday people for big tasks, so its inspiring to think of the small and big ways, we can reach out and discovered the dreams that God has in stored for us.
Maybe its not to write a book or we may not be the world's next great inventor, but that doesn't negate the fact that we still have ways to make an impact with the people around us and with our neighborhood and community.
Like Holly addressed in her book, "You're Made for a God-Sized Dream", this isn't about becoming a celebrity or an athlete, this is about making the most of what we are created to do in the areas we are strong in, where we are and if it takes us farther, to God be the glory, but that doesn't make our dreams less, but instead focus.
Focused on what it is that we are capable of doing, and making the impacts where we are able to do without losing sight of the big picture.
Sharing basic encouragement (addressing the need for getting quality sleep, taking care of ourselves physically, mentally and spiritually to name a few things), Holly's book isn't a self help book, or read this and be a success, but encouragement...straight, gentle encouragement that we all sometimes need to get from....keep dreaming about whatever it is we are dreaming about and how can we move beyond our personal fears and self doubts to taking a chance to see where God may take us.
Reading the book, I came away from reading, "You're Made for a God-Sized Dream" with encouragement to do the things that I may have been afraid to take a chance on or to try for the first time and that is something this book is geared toward: Taking away fears and the "I could never do that" and instead, share through personal anecdotes, examples and scripture that through God, all things really can be possible, both in small ways and sometimes, surprisingly big ways.
Available in both hardcover and e-book, this was a very motivating book to encourage us to look beyond the "can't", "shouldn't" and "don't" and instead focus on the "try it", "take the first step" and "take a chance".
***Thank you to Revell Publishing for the opportunity to read and review this book***