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Regarding Your Dream – Don’t Put God In A Box

What’s Your Dream?

I know there’s a dream God has placed in your heart and He is the One who will cause it to come to pass!

Jeremiah 29:11 says, 

For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. (NLT)

My dream is to help people by setting their eyes on Jesus! Whether I do that with my own kids, on a stage at a speaking engagement, at the grocery store with the checkout clerk or at the water park at Six Flags, it matters not to me.

It can be one person at a time or a big group of people.

The reason it doesn’t matter to me if I fulfill my calling in mass numbers or one or two people at a time is because I understand that whatever I do I am to do it unto the glory of God, not unto my glory.

Completely disconnecting your worth and value from what you do and placing it in Christ alone will be one of the most important decisions of your life. It’s a very restful, peaceful place to live!

When my book, I Tried Until I Almost Died, came out in March of 2015, God put the word longevity on my heart and spoke to me to believe for my book to have longevity. He was showing me at the time and has reminded me since, not to put Him in a box regarding how He is going to cause people to find, read and be transformed through a revelation of grace while reading my book.

During the 2 years when I was writing my book I cannot tell you how many times I tangibly felt help going out to the people who were going to be reading it in the future. It would overtake me at times. I would feel it so deeply and think, “Oh my gosh, people have got to get this book so they can get a revelation of God’s grace and start living in the freedom Jesus died to provide for them.”

I know this could sound really arrogant if someone took it wrong, but when I was feeling and thinking these things, it wasn’t from the standpoint that people should get the book because it was MY book and MY book was the best book in the world. It wasn’t like that at all.

It was the fact that I knew the book was all about Jesus and I so desperately wanted to set people’s eyes on Jesus (the person of grace) because I know HE is their freedom! He is everything they need!

This is exactly why I haven’t felt funny at all about giving away my own book when out and about, as the Holy Spirit has opened up opportunities. It just is simply not about me and I really know that deep down inside. But for safety sake, I have many accountability partners in place that will call me out if I ever start thinking it’s about me.

My book never got on the New York Times Best Seller list or even close, but that doesn’t matter. God can and is doing the things in my life that He wants done! In fact, since He knows everything, He knows the exact right timing when a person is ready to pick up my book and receive this revelation.

If a new Believer doesn’t immediately come into a true understanding that they can live their daily lives by God’s grace, just the same as how they were saved by His grace, but instead they develop a lot of religious mindsets, they will first have come to the end of themselves and self-reliance on their own works before they can get this revelation.

It took me 34 years of my life, as a Christian, to wear myself out and come to the place of knowing I could not live the Christian life before I came into a life-changing understanding of the person of Jesus Christ (the person of grace).

And it’s a continual journey. I realize I still have so much more to learn and that is extremely exciting to me.

But how many people do you think there are out there that just give up on their dream if it doesn’t come to pass in the way they imagined it would? Have you done this? If so, it’s time to start dreaming again!

I have a desire to see my book go all over the world and help set people free and I will NEVER stop believing for this to happen. I will keep believing God to do this until my dying breath. And in fact, He is already causing this to happen, one person at a time!

I was talking with someone the other day and we were discussing how, especially in America, people are addicted to everything needing to be big. We connect big with famous. But guess what, Jesus ministered to the one here and the one there, day in and day out, and Jesus turned the world upside down!

For a while now, I’ve been collecting a new pile of testimonies from people who have read my book. I just added 12 new ones on my book page if you want to check them all out, but here are some of them.

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“I minister to the girls in the jail in my county and we talked about your book last night:) There is a copy of it in the jail and the girls were telling me last night they have an on going list to see who gets it next”

– Tina from Port Saint Lucie, Florida

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“I’m in first year of university in England, an international student. I bought your book before going home last year for Christmas! Talk about best Christmas ever. I felt so free!”

– Toni from Nigeria

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“Started reading your book for the 4th time over the past weekend. Always love the reminders and new things I discover while reading it. Through your book this revelation of grace changed my whole life. I know once people get it they’ll never be the same.”

– Eluny from Jacobs Bay, South Africa

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“I know it’s late, but I had to share this with you. Mike has just started reading your book. A friend I lent it to kept it for quite awhile. His words: “Sandy’s book is awesome! I am devouring it!” It is helping him so much!”

– Amy from Chelsea, Alabama

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“Oh my gosh you’re book is so powerful!!!! I have had my own struggles trying to live under the law, trying to “earn” God’s favor and love! I’ve been learning and growing more in this area because of you’re book!  I can’t believe how I’ve been missing this in my Christian walk!”

– Dara from St. Louis, MO

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“I just finished this book this morning!! My daughter said it changed her life, and she had been wanting me to read it for the past 1 1/2 years! We are purchasing books as gifts for friends. Thank you so much! God is on the move in a mighty way!”

– Pam from Kentucky

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“I believe the reason this book is making such a huge impact is because it is soooo real! No sugar-coating, no excuses – just a bold proclamation of what life was before receiving the gift of righteousness and the amazing grace of our Lord and Champion, Jesus!!!”

– Linn Dee from Hillsdale, New Jersey

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“I’ve read this book twice. I’m now reading it a third time. This book has done such a healing in me like you have no idea. Every time I read it something else comes to life.”

– Debbie from Limpopo, South Africa

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So whatever your dream is, I really encourage you not to put God in a box as to how that dream needs to come to pass. If He put the dream in your heart, He will definitely cause it to come to pass! I encourage you to keep your eyes on Him and always do what you do for His glory alone!

If you have not yet made Jesus your Savior and received the wonderful joy that His finished work on the cross has provided for you to live in, please visit my page here titled Jesus In The Driver’s Seat. On this page I explain the good news of the gospel and you will have the opportunity to pray a prayer of salvation, making Jesus your Savior! Jesus loves you and His arms are wide open!

Sandra McCollom

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