If you couldn’t already tell, I’m one of those people who dreams BIG. When I have a plan for the future it’s usually a BIG plan, and when I start working towards the idea of something I’m usually working toward the BIG picture. There is just one BIG problem with that. It usually ends up being one BIG mess!
Over the past 8 years, I’ve been living and working with the vision of G.L.A.M. I’ve come to realize that the progress we’ve made has all come through taking baby steps. It’s not about conquering and creating the biggest and best right off the bat, it’s about building from God’s blueprint and working on His schedule. I know for a fact that in some cases, those plans lead to something HUGE from the beginning, but in my case — or G.L.A.M.’s, I should say — He’s chosen a much more relaxed pace.
I can’t tell you that I don’t get anxious sometimes. Of course I want to see these dreams become reality and the sooner the better! But if there is anything I have learned by watching this organization grow, it’s that things need time to do just that… GROW!
Dreams are a lot like the people who have them. Some are going to be prepared and ready the second inspiration strikes. Others, like me, will need time to work through a vision and to learn the skills necessary to really fulfill the calling. I think there are a million different lessons that can be learned through either process, and each one is important to the end goal. I can’t even begin to share all of the ways the original vision of G.L.A.M. has morphed over the years. As I learn new things about myself, God, and what girls around the world need, so does our plan of action. It grows and changes. It needs pruning, weeding, watering and feeding. Mostly, it just needs to be nurtured and loved.God gave me this calling. It’s unique to me. God has a calling for your life, too. Maybe you already know what you’re supposed to be doing, maybe you’re searching for it, and maybe you and your vision are still in the “growing” stages. But wherever you are, know that God’s timing is perfect. Trust Him. Follow His blueprints for your life, and no matter how long it takes, we can rest assured that the end product is going to be PERFECT.
Philippians 1:6 — being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.