Day 3: Sometimes God Just Gives Us Our Dream!

Day 3: Sometimes God Just Gives Us Our Dream!

I know that most dreams, goals and bucket list items require a lot of work and perseverance.  I have worked hard and accomplished things in all three of those categories.  However, I know my Heavenly Father loves to bless His kids with sweet gifts and today He did that for me.

I knew I wanted a website for many years but I didn’t have the vision for what it would be for other than a platform to hold my blog.  I haven’t always been a real consistent blogger so a website seemed frivolous at best.  I also felt like God had put a ministry idea on my heart back when we lived in VA, as a Marine Corps family, but the vision was HUGE and I wasn’t praying and believing BIG back then.  Plus, my husband was still on active duty status and we moved every three years and the vision I had was the brick and mortar type.

Fast forward 8 years later and today, God launched a website for our GR8TFUL Tribe to come together and do community well.  It’s not as if I did nothing towards this project.  I just didn’t pray.  Or fast. Or beg for it.  I didn’t put my desire on a goal poster and look at it every day for 8 years.  It was just a small dream, lost in the back of my mind, until we moved to Texas.  And, as all things go in Texas, my dreams slowly started growing BIGGER.  However, I still had not prayed about a website as much as my prayer was “God, make me a better communicator.”  I wasn’t praying for a big platform, a ministry or to write a book.  I just wanted to communicate my love for Jesus better.  I wanted to communicate in a way that would inspire and encourage others.  I wanted to be able to communicate my thoughts and feelings better.  And God delivered BIG time.

my-periscope-bioIn the summer of 2015 God introduced me to Periscope and that is when everything started coming together.  God was teaching me to communicate better while encouraging others on a new phone app that Twitter bought 3 days after launching.  God gave me the idea of sharing a tip of the day and   I showed up faithfully day in and day out, imperfectly stumbling my way through until…….

……sometime in late April or early May of this year, 2016, when God brought a green-bearded Man of God into the GR8TFUL Tribe and it has been an adventure ever since.  God used him to deliver this year’s 31 Day Challenge Title and to create a BEAUTIFUL website for the GR8TFUL Tribe to call as our internet home.  Greg has been building websites for over 18 years and he was so excited to accept God’s call to create another venue for our GR8TFUL Tribe to connect.

gregs-periscope-bioWe launched our website today, live on Greg’s Periscope Broadcast, and we had a blast.  We both did our part and worked our hineys off and now we have a collaboration that will always be a part of our history.  Check out the GR8TFUL Tribe here at www.gr8tfulchick.com.

22 comments:

Love Love Love!!! All you need is love. God loves His Gr8tful Chick. So blessed to be a part of all of this coming to fruition for you. God has big plans for you. {{{HUGS}}}

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God has poured out His love on me for sure and on us as the GR8TFUL Tribe. I could write a book, with a positive spin on Jim Beach’s book, and title it “The Sweet Self-given Nickname That Did Stick and Turned into A Movement!” Woo hoo!!!! I will never be able to THANK YOU enough for all you have done for me and the GR8TFUL Tribe. You ROCK Pastor Greenbeard and I am glad we get to do “this thing” together!!!!!!

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Love reading this post on your new site! Its beautiful! Thank you for always being faithful to pour into our lives every day.

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I am just so glad God brought us together via blogging. I am GR8TFUL He pushed me through blogging in 2014, during our HUGE transition, because it was not convenient. It is an interesting story to tell though and I have you as a friend now because of my obedience!!!!! God bless you sweet thing!!!

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I love this..sharing your story…and what it’s all about. I LOVE Greg..even though I don’t get to watch him… I think about him and he’s been an amazing prayer warrior for me. I too plan on something.. just not sure what.
Thanks for sharing and look forward to reading

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That is a cool story, Larissa! And you have been faithful day in and day out to do the Periscope thing. You are consistently awesome!

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You are so sweet Grace!!! God has been so consistently good to me so it’s just natural to be consistently good right back. I had no idea what was going to happen with the Periscope “thing” when I first hit the broadcast button but I see where God was in every detail and I am just going to keep moving forward as He guides!!!!

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Great blog! Love that you are doing this challenge because so much has happened with you just in the 2 years I’ve known you and watched your ministry grow. You are making a difference in the Kingdom! Love you!

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A lot has happened in this two short years that we have been here in Texas and though some of it has been a bit bumpy I know God has been with us every step of the way. He has been sweet to give us a great in real life (IRL) Tribe to help us along our way as well. Thanks for praying for this GR8TFUL Chick and for taking this journey with us!!!! God bless you sweet sister!!!

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Yippee!! I’m loving this for you my fun-tab-u-lous friendy-friend! May God bless every word and every relationship that comes together in this space. Keep dreamin’ TX big!

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Wow!!! I love that I had already written that I was GR8TFUL for you in my rough draft for tonight’s blog post and then I come here and read your sweet words!!!! You never cease to make me smile sweet friend!!!!! I love you more than Dark Chocolate!!!

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