Qualified Versus Called

Photo: Fred Agho

Photo: Fred Agho

Hey guys!

You may have seen on Instagram that Warren and I are doing a weekly bible study with Mark Batterson's book, The Circle Maker. I've used it as a devotional for years now, but reading it front to back with my most favorite person to dream with has allowed me to digest it all with a new set of eyes.

There have a been more times than I can count where I knew that where I was and what I was doing was a sheer act of God. You can be qualified to do a number of things. The calling though, that's what makes it significant. Answering the call is what propels us to the next level of faith and opportunity. The following quote was in one of my sections, so I wanted to share it with you guys in case anyone can relate to being in this space.

A big dream is simultaneously the best feeling and worst feeling in the world. It’s exhilarating because it’s beyond your ability; it’s frightening for the same exact reason. So if you're going to dream big, you have to manage the emotional tension. Facing your fears is the beginning of the battle. Then you have to circle them over and over again.

Have you ever felt your dream was too big for you?

My answer is a wholehearted, yesJust about every dream, vision, fantasy I have for myself seems just out of reach, and that's where God comes in. You don't have to have all the resources, or knowledge, connections, etc. to be called.

You just have to have a vision and the willingness to follow wherever you are called. It's the most incredible feeling to look back (or where you are even) knowing that what's happening around you is greater than your wildest dreams, and that it must have been a part of something bigger.

Something that beautifully intertwines with why you specifically are here and what you're called to do.

Don't be afraid to commit to that. 

Sending so much love y'all's way, and as always, thanks for stopping by.

Peace, Love, & Sunshine

Xoxo, Chels

*Sidenote: The photo above is from my last shoot in Houston just a couple of days before moving to New York. I have such a sweet spot for the images from this day. There were so many unknowns at that time -I was freaking out inside that whole week haha- and I'm so so grateful to look back and see all the mindblowing ways in which everything has come together. God is good :'-)