Dream Team

Good vs. Right

“Helping our kids develop is just one of the tasks in the plethora of responsibilities we juggle every day”

George Barna, Revolutionary Parenting


This week Holley asks the “Why?” question. Why are we pursuing our God-Sized Dream?

1. I have felt God nudging me towards it for years.

2. It is right.

For 20 years I have served in church ministry. They have all been mega churches which are an interesting bred. I have done it because I was called to it. I could never let it go. It is what God had for me. I have learned a lot in twenty years to the point in which I consider myself an expert. Promise, I am not bragging just claiming what has come with experience. You could invite me into your church world, give me a glimpse into your areas of concern and I could easily advise, make suggestions, help create vision and goals, and heaps years worth of quality curriculum on you. I am good at what I do.

 But being good at something doesn’t make it right. {tweet that}

My husband and my children need to know what it is like to have an expert wife and mommy. That, I am not…at least not yet. I know I will never be perfect, I know I have a lot to learn, I know I am terrified at failing, but I also know it is worth the risk. The people God has trusted me with need to know what it is like to have my complete focus. My children have been given to me as my mission field and sadly over the years I have watched too many children of church staff be forgotten and left behind in their parents ministry. I refuse. Refuse!

The puzzle pieces in this dream are still a bit MIA but I know as I continue to ask, seek, and knock, He will open that door.

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  • Mel

    This is beautiful. I teared up as I read this…I. Just. Love. that you desire the best for your family and refuse to compromise the hearts of your children for the sake of a dream. God is going to bless you for that! This was also a reminder I needed, because it’s sometimes too easy to flip on the TV for my girl and hide away to tap out a few more paragraphs. Thank you…I needed this today. Praying God’s blessings on you and your dreams, sweet friend. :)

    • Oh Mel! The number of times I use the TV as entertainer is so often in my house. Thank goodness we are a work in progress! Amen!

  • Carey, I am with you 100 percent. Being the wife of a minster, not in mega-churches, but large enough to take lots of time, I have had my share of being children’s choir coordinator, directing children’s choir, playing piano, singing in the choir, and doing all kinds of things in VBS. I almost forgot teaching Sunday School. I am not sorry for choosing homemaker when my children were growing up. You know what! They are in their 30’s and they are not sorry either. I would not trade anything for those years: one cannot get them back. When they are gone, they just are — Gone! God bless you, sweet sis. Enjoy your family.

    • Thanks for the confirmation Debby! Glad you stopped by. With Joy, Carey

  • Melissa Smallwood

    You are so right. No dream is worth pursuing at the expense of our families.