We all have them! We all have dreams that we don’t say out loud. We dare not tell another soul and mostly don’t even remind ourselves.
This morning–I got BRAZEN!
I am rereading a book (slower this time) by a sweet friend Leeana Tankersley, called Brazen. She has a chapter in the book called “See the Pepper Tree” that caused me to linger in my prayer chair this morning and write some secrets in my journal.
Don’t get me wrong, my daily journals are FULL of SECRETS. In fact, they are full of 32 years of raw living and shameless self reflection. I quite often wonder about pitching them all but then realize, I am real, I am flawed, I am a hot mess more often than not and it really doesn’t take a found journal after I am long gone for my family to discover that. They know.
Anyway. This chapter is about what happens when we ask our desires (aka–our dreams) to arrive in certain ways, at certain times. It got me thinking about the secret desires of my heart, embarrassing things I would never say out loud but I know, God knows and sometimes I wonder why He hasn’t said yes yet.
It was transformational to actually write some of those words on paper. I mean to admit that I really want a few of those things was embarrassing and it was just me and God. At the same time, as I wrote I realized, some of the things that I think are just dreams, are really happening in my life right now and I have not realized it. My very own “Pepper Trees”.
I challenge you to try it.
Sit alone, maybe under tree shade or a colorful umbrella and write with abandon (no editing allowed) every dream that comes to mind regardless of how silly it seems or how impossible.
Just Do It (as they say). I think you will find a surprise in your dreams. I know I did.
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Happy Monday Friends…oh and this!!