I (Mia) am a Wife….I am a Mother…. I am a singer/songwriter.
It has always been very easy for me to say the first two, but for some reason when I first started writing music, I found it hard to say that I was an actual songwriter.
Being a wife was clear, I had legal documentation, and the mother part- well, I have several stretch marks and stress wrinkles I can show you to prove that one. But, the songwriter title was a little harder to chew because I had no credentials, no college degree, no training and I wasn’t even sure if my songs were any good. All I knew is that I liked to make stuff up and sing it. The songwriter and singer in me was chomping at the bit and burning me up inside. I couldn’t stop it.
Over the next few years, God surrounded me with people that would encourage me and spur me on to write more, master my craft and find the freedom to name the pulsating passion in my heart….music and writing!
I dont hesitate anymore to say that I am a singer/songwriter. I love what I do, I'm driven to sing, write (still have to work hard at it) and share music. It’s not just a title, it's my calling and the powerful vehicle God uses for me to share the gospel of Jesus Christ.
You might wonder why I’m telling you this. Well, here’s the why. Maybe you have a passion that drives you, a desire that burns in your heart, but you're hesitant to name it out loud. Maybe the calling you're feeling is a bit scary and you feel completely unqualified. Maybe you think this “thing” you want to do, this title that you only dream of bearing, is way out of your league.
Today, I want to encourage you to dream big, to answer the call and the God-given desire that is running through your veins. I'm asking you to dare to respond to what and to where God is calling you with open arms, open hands and an open heart. You are a child of God and because of that, He has plans for you.
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord,
If you are still a little hesitant, find a friend, someone you trust and take a step of faith and share your dreams, desires and goals.
Now, If you still need another very practical way to sort it all out, my sweet friend and gifted photographer, Alicia, created a planner to help you make sense of all that crazy stuff in your head so you can see more clearly God’s call in your life through the desires that stir your heart. This planner will help you find that place where your deepest passion and your greatest talents intersect. Then, by writing down your goals, you will more easily find the key elements to get you there so that you can live in the now and not the someday of God’s plan for your life.
Check out the Dream & Goals Planner LINK: Dream & Goals
I would love to hear the new thing God is doing in our life. Would you dare to share?
Love you in the Lord, Mia
“Dream big and plan for how God might use you, but submit to God’s will and seek His blessing in the outworking of your plans.” ~ Steven J. Cole