How to Make Dreams Come True

If you asked me a few years ago, what I dreamed of doing with my life, it wouldn’t have been any of this. I’m so glad that sometimes God gives us what we don’t know we want.

I never dreamed I’d be going to Kenya regularly with my family, holding babies that weren’t supposed to be born, advocating for pregnant girls, negotiating malaria medicine, dodging chameleons, taking showers so cold my teeth ache….and yet here I am.

When I said yes, I discovered the God-sized dream for my life and it’s changed who I am and altered my family’s future.

God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us. (Eph 3:20)

I didn’t know about precious girls like Sarah, with a grin so big it fills the room and you can’t help but smile back. Her story is so horrible it takes your breath away and when she came to us she had nothing, including the will to live.

But God.

The transformation in her is undeniable. Incredible. Her healing, while still in process, is so clear, there is no denying the difference, the light in her eyes.

Only God.

Sarah has a dream. She wants to open her own salon, styling hair and fixing nails. “I want to make women feel beautiful,” she says as she lifts her eyebrows and nods her head, to see if I understand.

I do. I have the same dream.

It’s not the size of the dream or desire that makes the difference–it’s the size of the One made it, who made you, who takes treasures from His heart and places them in yours. -Circle Maker

I have no doubt her dream will come true. It’s a big dream for a 15 year old mother of 4 month old Myles, who shares his mother’s contagious smile.

“If you’ve never had a God-sized dream that scared you half to death, then you haven’t really come to life. If you’ve never been overwhelmed by the impossibility of your plans, then your God is too small.” -Circle Maker

God-sized dreams are always bigger than we are, that’s why we need God.

He delights in making them come true. That is who He is.


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    Kim says

    I don’t think I’ve seen you more beautiful than in this photo. Your hair is not styled and you are not perfectly posed, but you are in the midst of God’s business and joy is evident. Beautiful is the feet of him who brings good news.

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    Debra Shepard Stanley says

    AMAZING!!! HOW BEAUTIFUL!!! I’m just in aww at all of this!
    Thanks for sharing, I sure needed that reminder!!!

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    Amanda says

    I love that translation from Ephesians. I’ve been feeling like God has something new for me for quite awhile, and kind of wish he would just push me into it! But He leads me from within, and apparently I have some learning and listening to do first. Thank you for your encouraging words. It reminds me not to give up, that it’s okay to dream for more even as I learn to live faithfully in the present.

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    Kayla says

    this was a great story and a great reminder that God has something great for all of us and makes me feel alot better about what God has in store for me i guess that means i don’t have to worry about the future and just leave it in Gods hands because if i just follow his path he will lead me in to what is to come thanks for the wonderful story and can’t wait until God moves even more than he has already has – Kayla Age 22

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    The amazing thing you are making others God sized dreams possible! Praise God!! Thanks for inspiring us to dream BIG because we serve a BIG God!

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