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.
In 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.
We 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.