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Ministry coach Christa Hutchins is the woman you’ll want by your side if you’re feeling overwhelmed in managing the details of your dream. She loves to serve Christian women who speak, write or lead, helping them develop strategies to accomplish their goals and dreams. But even if you’re not that far along yet, don’t know exactly what your dream is, or are in a season of waiting on the right timing, you’ll love Christa’s clues on what you can do when you have a dream, but it’s just not time yet to pursue it. And if that’s not you, don’t miss her GIVEAWAY on my Instagram with one month of free accountability coaching to move forward in your dream.
IF YOU HAVE EVER WONDERED WHAT DO TO WHILE YOU WAIT ON YOUR DREAM, THIS WAS THE EPISODE FOR YOU.
There is so much goodness packed into this episode. To start, Christa offers a healthy reminder that we are not defined by any one thing, meaning that the silos we live in (single woman, mother, wife, employee, creative, etc.) may not be as segmented as we think. You’ll learn how to make the most of a season of waiting, like David did in the 20 years between his anointing to his appointing as king. You’ll discover, hopefully again, that you don’t have to do it alone. In fact, it’s better not to.
Christa Hutchins is a “doer-of-things” who provides ministry coaching and project management for women communicators and leaders. Her writing provides practical insight into moving your God-sized dream from vision to action. Christa lives in South Louisiana with her husband in their delightfully empty nest, where you usually will find her with her nose stuck in a book or sipping on a triple tall, non-fat peppermint mocha.
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MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:
Proverbs 31 Ministries
Esther Littlefield’s Christian Woman Leadership Podcast
Confessions of a Crappy Christian Podcast
For leaders – anything by John Maxwell:
GIVEAWAY – Here’s your chance to win one month of free accountability coaching with Christa Hutchins. Find the giveaway on my Instagram, and enter by Tuesday, April 16th at midnight (EDT).
See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.
~ Isaiah 43:18-19 (NIV)
Though it linger, wait for it;
it will certainly come
and will not delay.
~ Habakuk 2:3b (NIV)
…being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you
will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
~ Philippians 1:6 (NIV)
MAIN TAKEAWAYS & TIMESTAMPS:
3:26 – Christa’s dream to serve Christian women writers, speakers and leaders
4:22 – how Christa is gifted to help women further their dreams
5:03 – the challenge of holding down a full-time job while pursuing her dream
6:06 – how her passion figures into pursuing the dream despite her challenges
7:43 – it can be lonely if you try to pursue a dream by yourself
8:25 – what to do when you are in a season of waiting on your dream
9:45 – clues from the life of David about what to do while you wait
10:27 – stay faithful to the assignment God has given you
11:17 – learn to lean into Jesus and learn what you can about His word and His character
12:25 – learn what you need to know for when it’s time to step into your dream
13:13 – build relationships with the people who will support you in your dream
15:06 – how Christa’s dream was built out of what broke her heart
16:09 – we have no idea what our dream is going to cost us; a season of preparation can be protection
16:50 – seeing others not as competition but as opportunity to support another
17:53 – quit comparing yourself to others; look at her and learn
19:50 – how her dream was born out of her failure
21:45 – we don’t have to be defined by any one thing
23:03 – where the “do a new thing” name came from
23:43 – Christa’s favorite verse of scripture right now
24:32 – advice to not pursue your dream alone or in isolation; find a tribe of women to support you
26:40 – how online friendships can be as rich as in-person relationships
27:09 – resources Christa loves
29:15 – what accountability coaching looks like
31:40 – how her dream has humbled her, and God has prepared her for things she had no idea about
33:45 – my takeaways from this conversation about our God-given gifts and abilities
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