Saturday, May 8, 2010

Dream Believers

Yesterday was a celebration day at the Vander Poel’s. Eighteen months ago, I heard those life changing words “you have cancer!” Who would have thought that those three words would forever change the direction of my life?

Speaking of changing direction in my life…

Recently, I received one of the greatest gifts and blessings I have ever experienced…

Somebody believes in me! I am having a very challenging time finding the words to explain how this belief is impacting my life. What a remarkable and amazing gift for someone to give! I sit in utter amazement at their belief in me and for giving me a chance to experience the joy of exploring a dream! This still has me in utter amazement and even a bit speechless (I think we can all agree this doesn’t happen much.)






I am so excited to share that I registered for the P31 She Speaks conference. To be honest, I didn’t think I would ever, ever be able to attend this event. The financial limitations and my own self bondages were very real road blocks. I have goose bumps sharing with you that God has provided. Through the generosity of a few, the financial limitations are vanished. Also, God and I have been working hard these last few years to untie the ropes that kept me in bondage.

This verse from Proverbs 3:5-6 has been on my heart today:

Trust in the Lord with all your heart
And lean not on your understanding,
In all your ways acknowledge him,
And he will make your paths straight.

But Lord, if I lean unto my own understandings than I can stay in my box, snuggled under my security blanket made of fear, insecurity and rejection.

God, what, did you say? Get rid of the “but Lord” and trust in me.

I do trust in you Lord! I know it was you who took my broken heart and body and healed them. I know it was you who lifted me out of the valley and carried me to the mountain top. I know it is you who loved me when I didn’t love myself. I know it was your light shining through others as they loved on my family and I.

Lord, I love how you remind me in the above verse that if I acknowledge you in all ways, you will make my path straight. Even though I don’t have a clue where the path is leading, I trust that you do!

Thank you Lord for the peace I know is from You.

Ps. It is my understanding that my fees are covered by the generosity of my “dream believers”, however some individuals have asked how to contribute to the scholarship fund, so I posted the information off to the side. If funds are contributed to P31 scholarship in my name, I will notify my “dream believers” so they can adjust their portion!

Blog question: Has someone believed in you? Your dream?


Running the race said...

Kim, you have encouraged me in your relentless faithfulness of what God can and will do if we only let him! You stand in faith where others only wish they could. God is going to do powerful things through this gal! I can't wait to see the fruits that will unfold through you. He wants to give good gifts to his kids. Thank you for being transparent in your life. We are sisters not only through our Breast Cancer journey but also in our Lord. The Lord is my strength and my salvation whom shall I fear? He is for you so who can be against you? Hugs today Luann

Mary Aalgaard said...

Yes. I believe in you, too. Keep dreaming and running the good race, you strong and courageous woman!! Happy Mom's Day!

Roxane B. Salonen said...

Kim, God surely is good, and He is blessing you abundantly. I'm so excited to see the fruits from this event unfold. Weee! You go girl!

Wendy Blight said...

What a blessing to stop by your blog today. I just read your last two posts and was so touched by how God is working in your life. God has given you quite a story, and He is opening doors to train and equip you to tell it. You just keep making your plans, and as He promises in His Word...He will direct your every step.

Look forward to seeing you at She Speaks!! Please find me and give me a BIG hug when you get there.


Wendy said...

I'm so glad you're able to go. It is a gift, and you have a gift to share your faith and love of God. I am a survivor and witness to the truth of His word. You cited Proverbs 3:5-6. It is one of my favorites. Have a fabulous time.
Brenda Coffee

ThreeGirlyGirls said...

so excited for you Kim! God has great things to come and I love how He is using so many in your life to build your dream!!