We all have goals, dreams, and aspirations. We write them out, we attempt to plan, but sometimes we feel as if our ideas are too big or even crazy. This week while at work, I began writing out all of these plans for the business. I mean detailed plans. I sat there and looked at all of my notes, honestly a little surprised. Surprised for two reason. One, it all sounded like good ideas, something that could be done. On the other hand, I wondered how it would actually get done.
As I spoke on the phone with a friend, I went on and on about how much I wrote out and how crazy it was. I thought it was crazy because I’m thinking, I have no idea how any of these ideas are going to get off the ground now. I believed that everything that was written down was possible, but I was concerned or worried, or even doubted how I (Krystle) would get it all done. But then I was reminded by a few things this week.
I downloaded an app called, Saved In The City, which has been such a blessing in my life. The app sends out daily devotions. So yesterday morning, I received the message that said, “Dont be afraid. God will never lead you to a place and then leave you. Take the step. Make the move. He has gone before you! Deut 3:18”. After reading this, I knew this went along with my current situation. Floated around in my mind, and I still looked at these plans and tried to figure it all out. I then had a business meeting yesterday afternoon, with someone I can consider a mentor, to catch up but to also talk about the business. We talked about this year, my event, and what I was planning next. As I spoke to her, I told her the same things. I said, I wrote out all of these things and I’m just here wondering how it’ll happen. Although I knew what God already said to me through the devotion, I still thought about what looked so big in my eyes. She then said to me, it’s possible. Despise not small beginnings, and began to show me ways I can get some things off the ground on a smaller scale. Which will just build me up and push me to where I’m supposed to be. I was so encouraged and inspired after all I heard within that day, from God and who He sent my way to encourage me.
Later that evening, my father sat and said I have something for you. And to my surprise, it was a journal. (Everyone knows I’m almost obsessed with journals. So of course I was excited.) However, it was what was written on the journal that blew me away. In bold, gold letters read, “Trust Your Crazy Ideas”. When I say I literally yelled, I yelled. I was so happy. It was confirmation. It gave me a boost of energy. It also caused me to think back.
I had so many crazy ideas, previously. Thoughts about writing and becoming a blogger. The shy girl, who hid her emotions, expressing herself for the world to see. That was crazy to me. But I did it. I began writing, began reaching others, had a launch party, began writing for other publications. I started getting recognized and having my gift shared on other platforms. I had a crazy idea to start a scholarship fund. And here I am, months away from my third scholarship event. I had a crazy idea to start a business. And here I am, officially a business owner making plans for what’s to come. Point is, just because we feel as though our thoughts are crazy or too big, doesn’t mean it’s impossible. It’s very possible. We have to trust our crazy thoughts. We have to believe that we’ve been given these ideas for a reason. We have to stop being so afraid and believe that God will go before us. Believe in yourself. Trust those crazy ideas of yours, move, take that leap of faith, and watch them come to pass.
-xo Miss Jones