This is the year that I get to see God open doors and direct me into the next big thing in my life which I fully expect to be some fulfillments of prophecies and dreams. You may remember that over 10 years ago I had a dream one night that has been in the forefront of my mind and has helped guide me as I have made decisions.
The crux of that dream was that as I served and followed the Lord and other leaders that He put in my life, I would be "pulled" to my destination (destiny) by them and would enter into a new season of dreaming. I spent a long time walking in a tunnel, feeling confined and controlled and often in the dark about what was in front of me. I think I probably spent WAY to long in that tunnel, while I was "waiting" to be pulled out of it, all the while God was inviting me to come out.
When I returned to the US from Africa, I was honestly hurt, confused, and frustrated. It felt like God was giving me gifts that others simply didn't want in their world. He was kind and loving and directed me to a SAFE place where I would land and have the chance to heal and grow. While He is kind... it was not an easy process and one that I had to decide I both wanted and would lean into, even when it didn't feel good.
The truth is that the healing and growing process doesn't always FEEL good, but we can lean into the ONE who we know "holds our heart in His hands" and trust that it will be okay.
After 4 years of being back in the US, it was time for another transition. This time though, the adventurous, trusting, dreaming part of my heart has received healing and I am excited for what is ahead even though I am not 100% sure of what it will look like.
Yesterday, January 13th... 13 days into being Self- Employed again and just THREE DAYS after tattooing a picture of my dreams on my foot... I honestly had one of the best days ever. Yesterday, I spent about 4 hours Life Coaching two sets of business owners. Not only was this fun and exhilarating, but I couldn't believe what I was hearing come out of my mouth. It was definitely the Holy Spirit in there. Add to this that I was PAID to do it and got a free dinner too. As I drove home, I could feel my excitement as I was seeing the beginning of what Aaron's Hands can be in the business world.
Three is a number of completion and of resurrection. God is completing some things that have been in process and resurrecting parts of my heart and dreams that I thought were dead and gone forever.
Simply put, my dream is family. Everything connects to family and relationships- that is the Nest and in that nest there are three categories of dreams on my heart. I am still discovering some of them, but they are all about LIFE and helping people LIVE more fully and more joyfully in who they are and what they are called to do.
Aaron's Hands is about "Helping Leaders stay where they are called" and God is showing me new ways of that calling coming to pass. It is about Life Coaching and Mentoring and how we can redefine and make it practical while not forgetting that the spiritual affects everything that we do in the natural and vice versa.
My prayer for 2015 is that God would help me to STEP into all that He has for me, even if I don't quite understand it. I am praying for the best mix of momentum and patience as I discover the "plans He has for Me"...I am excited because I know they are for my "good" and that He will provide all the resources in abundance. I am willing to partner with Him as no job is beneath me or above me....but I know that He too wants to give me the desire of my heart. Family.
This year I will turn 40 years old. Issaac married Rebecca at 40. Rebecca likely was close to that when she had Jacob and Esau. Moses started his ministry at 40. 40 is a big year.. a good number and only 1/3 of my life. I am excited to step into my next decade and steward the wisdom and experiences to not only "Help leaders stay where they are called" but to Mother, Love and Encourage young ones to a place where they can leave the nest and fly!