Have you ever been asked to make something out of nothing? Not only is it a challenge but it's an opportunity to let your mind wander down paths you rarely go. The further you wander and let go of everything familiar and safe, the more you open yourself up to endless possibilities, potential, and new ways of thinking and doing things.
To dream is to let go of all limits. And, in those dreams, you get a glimpse of God and find that it’s okay to allow yourself to dream. Dreams can be an extension of God especially when He is already working behind-the-scenes to make those dreams become a reality!
That is what happened when my Association WMU® Director approached me about leading a WMU group for young women. It took days to let go of the preconceived notions I had of WMU and the traditions, meeting formats, and mindsets that have been passed down through the years.
As I began to dream, I envisioned a community of young women coming together in vulnerability, acceptance, and love to do life together. I saw young women growing in faith where their excitement for God and His transforming love prompted them to step out of their comfort zones to build intentional relationships within our community making a kingdom impact.
I saw young women who honored the legacy of those who have gone before us by continuing to support and promote missions not only through prayer and creative giving, but through missional living and hands-on opportunities tailored to fit our busy and transitional lives. And, I saw a group of young women seeking to learn about all facets of life and embracing opportunities to learn, share, and grow with women across all the generations. I also saw a place of our own where we could make WMU uniquely ours, a chance to impact the future of WMU and to put a fresh spin on an organization that has been around for 100+ years.
Discovering the myMISSION “group” guide at mymissionfulled.com via a google search was one way God fulfilled my dreams. myMISSION is individual, flexible, and doable. It’s about bringing young women together in your neighborhood, work, college, church, or community to engage in missional living. As I share myMISSION PIEDMONT with you over the next couple weeks, let go and allow yourself to dream…what would your myMISSION group look like?