Today I’m in North Carolina at She Speaks, training with the Proverbs 31 Ministries team. I’m also hosting Moms Together. And I’m blogging.

Can we say multitasking?

In just 24 hours women from all over the United States will flood the conference. This is a huge leap of faith for many. For most, they’ve had a dream to be in ministry for a long time, and this is a first step toward training and teaching.

What about you? What dream has God whispered in your heart?

There’s timing involved in pursuing a dream. But have you ever let it go by because of you don’t want to suffer a heart attack fear?This past month I’ve been quietly listening to three hundred women on a She Speaks 2011 Facebook group. The mood alternates between excitement and “Oh my Lord, what was I thinking!”

For some, they are looking at other women. They think she’s talented, or she’s savvy, or she’s perfect to do this task. They’re asking: God, did you really choose me to do this? Don’t you see her?

If you’re looking at the woman next to you with six kids who’s blogging with a baby on one hip (and looking fabulous doing it) and a laundry basket in the other, don’t be intimidated.

God made her like that.

He made you to be. . . well, you.

I am an introvert with a heart to love on broken people. When God began to lead me to speak, I thought He had made a mistake. Funny, isn’t it? How I question the God who created my DNA?

So stop the comparing already. He chooses you, sis. ♥ Because there is a niche group of people out there who will relate to your life experience. Who will hear you when they might not be able to hear someone else. Who will feel comfortable, and challenged, as they listen to the message God shares through you.

It’s an entirely different group that will relate to me, or to the woman sitting next to you.

What about the timing? Will your dream take place tomorrow? It rarely works that way.

The journey is just as big a part of the dream as the end result.

So where do you begin?

Respond. Acknowledge that God can and will use you.

Be open. Don’t shortchange what God can do through you.

Grow. Read. Listen. Learn. Then do it again. Never let a dream or your life stagnate.

Move. Take one baby step toward your dream. Just one small step. For some, that’s gaining knowledge. Or a new skill. Or using an existing expertise in a whole new way. For others, it’s getting together with others who love what you love. Then you take another. And another.

What’s your dream? Let’s talk!