When I was asked if I would consider occasionally writing posts for Point Her Journey, I was feeling so incredibly honored and blessed.
I wrote my little bio, sent my least hated photo of myself -- and then pulled a complete Elsa.
Everything around me froze too, come to think of it, but I will refrain from further "Frozen" analogies. You're welcome.
I'll let it go. (Ha. See what I did there?)
Honestly, though, I choked. It rocked me to my core and the enemy of my soul began to croon his favorite song to me "you can't do that. you aren't a writer! you can't do anything you think you can.." and although I tried not to, I listened a little.
I saw myself failing.
I imagined how embarrassing it would be to get it wrong - to write the wrong words, to give in to my need to always make awkward attempts at humor (see above "Frozen" bit) to be too "real" about my feelings and my faith (or lack thereof) and my propensity for being a total mess.
The spiral downward had begun.
But Jesus (best two words in any story!) caught me mid-spiral.
In my life, I have talked a good game about God's favor, blessing and good plans for us. I have written over and over that the promises of God are ours to claim, that we can live a life sharing in His victory and strength. I have championed for every woman in my life to see, and to know, that God wants them to have the good, sweet life that comes from knowing the One who has formed their future.
Yeah -- I talk a real good game.
Right up until a few weeks ago when I got real, real quiet.
My trouble isn't with my writing or my qualifications or my messy life..my trouble is with my vision.
Although God tells us not to worry about tomorrow, He doesn't tell us not to dream. He never said not to set goals, prayerfully, and plan to achieve them.
He said not to be anxious - but He didn't say not to partner with Him in envisioning the beauty that tomorrow may bring.
I am correcting that now.
I am dreaming big. I am planning and envisioning all the wonderful, God filled, goals I will be meeting in my life.
I am encouraged and I hope God plans to use me to encourage you as well.
I know He plans to use me to encourage you and others in my life.
I see such beautiful things ahead for us - for you and for me - as we begin to dream in conjunction with God.
And for now, the twist of fear in my stomach has been replaced with a fluttering of excitement, as I set my eyes on the goal and begin to run.
Let's stop messing around with pre-planned failures and start running hard towards the God "who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.." Ephesians 3:20
Hey guys! I'm Skye. I live just outside of Chicago with my husband, Joel, and my three sons. Yes, that's right, I live in a house filled with men - which is likely the reason I love to connect with other women and to write about things that impact women.
My walk with Jesus started when I was very young but sometimes that walk is more of a crawl. Sometimes more of an uphill climb. Or a fast roll down a steep hill. It's a journey.
I work during the day and I write a blog with my sister. I write whenever Jesus leads or whenever I have a hot second to myself!
I am almost incapable of hiding my feelings and everything about me is generally a mess of crazy - except for the God I serve. He is the perfection inside my imperfection.