Graduates and Dreamers

I normally write my own posts each month on FaithShapes, but this month I’m turning my space over to author Holley Gerth.  I ran across her post recently on DaySpring’s website, and I think it is so appropriate for May and graduates.  And if you aren’t a graduate, then just maybe you’re a dreamer!

Dear Dreamers and Graduates,

Before you ever came into being, God called your name.  He formed you with love and intricately designed part of who you would become.  You truly are made “in an amazing and wonderful way” (Psalm 139:14 NCV).  Your journey on this path is not by coincidence.  You are here because God looked out over all of history and chose you for a particular time and purpose.  You could have entered the world a hundred years ago or a thousand years from now.  But you are in this generation, this time, and there will never be another you or another opportunity to do what only you are chosen to complete. 

So go out there in boldness knowing that you don’t have to be like anyone else.  You don’t have to do what any other person has done.  You are chosen for one life — yours.  And the wonderful news?  Whatever God chooses for you to do, He will equip you.  Being chosen means you will be given all you need.  Being chosen means that success is simply obedience and trusting God will do the rest.  Being chosen means that you have a great big God as your partner every step of the way.  Those who love you will be cheering you on every step, too!  The best is yet to be for you.

from the book You’re Made for a God-sized Dream by Holley Gerth.  Holley’s popular blog can be found at
Leslie Kelley/May 2019




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