Are you ready for our last chapter in the You’re Made for a God-Sized Dream book study? Holley Gerth ends this resourceful book with Chapter 11: Commissioning YOU. You’ve heard from God. You’ve developed your dream. You’ve taken first steps. You’ve received great advice and resources from Holley. Now it’s time to be commissioned – sent out with power and focus.
Here are Holley’s powerful commissioning truths spoken over your God-sized Dream:
- You are Chosen
- You are Called
- You are Already on Your Way
- You are Needed
- You are Loved
- You are Going to Make It
- Your Dream is Going to Change the World
- Your Dream will Change You Too
- You’ll Be Glad You Did It
I want to share a personal testimony as we close this conversation. When I launched Martha Street at the end of August, I planned to host the Beth Moore Living Proof Simulcast. I was planning on it bringing a community of women together and touching hearts. But God planned that day – JUST FOR ME. The teaching was powerful and she taught on a passage I was preparing to teach in Fall Bible Study. But what was more powerful was the ending. The commissioning prayer.
Beth said that she’d never ended a Simulcast this way before but that she felt compelled to commission someone. She wasn’t sure who the prayer was for. It was for me. (I’m sure others benefitted from it as well – but it was for me!) I laid on the floor and prayed along with her and then wrote down all the words I could remember before they faded with the last “amen”. Here’s what I have written down from her prayer:
- Bring alive things that were dead.
- Pull out anything in my heart that isn’t from You
- Birth in my heart a love for my enemies
- Agree with God about forgiveness and release all resentments
These are lyrics that were sung:
The mystery of Christ has come for me
No more fear
No more doubt
The steadfast love of God has called me
I am free
I am free
I ended with another refrain:
O, my soul, march on in strength
I was strengthened and challenged by these prayers. I didn’t know I needed a commissioning – but I did! God sent me exactly what I needed to launch this ministry. I believe Holley is covering you in a commissioning prayer, giving you exactly what you need as you step into your God-Sized Dream.
This chapter ends with a Go Deeper Guide (page 212) and a Dream it. Do it. (page 213). You’ll want to pause on these assignments before closing the book for the last time.
Let me end with Holley’s words:
You only get one shot at this world. And we only get one you.
Make the most of your time here.
Dare to dream.
Dare to do.
Dare to find out just how much God has in store for you.