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Stephanie Bryant is the co-founder of @incourage and a podcaster at the #JesusLedAdventurePodcast. She owns a Marketing & Business Coaching company. She is passionate about guiding you to your promised land and personal brand therapy. She enjoys spending her days with her husband and their miracle daughter, Gabrielle, on #BryantFamilyFarm....

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  1. Lovely story. So good to know that God has known us since before we were born and opens our eyes to His plans for us. I just feel led to say that the navy suit may yet come to pass! I am sure it was specific for a reason.

  2. I’ve actually worn the navy suit before, in previous jobs. But I don’t have to now. 🙂 The great thing is it doesn’t matter what I have on, only how God is crafting the today moment to continue to grow the vision planted so long ago.

  3. A friend of mine (Holley) said just last night, “God-sized dreams aren’t one-size-fits-all.” I think it’s spectacular that you had such a clear vision of how you would show up in the world. Thank you for sharing!

  4. Oh, I so needed to hear that God planted these dream-seeds in me. It’s kind of scary sometimes to admit my dreams. But remembering that HE’s the One Who planted them there, well, that’s just super duper encouraging. So — I write. And I dream of writing. For His glory. With His Holy Spirit power.

  5. Isn’t it funny that even then, you knew you what a part of you would look like as an adult?

    God has always told me to write. Before I could spell, I wrote. Sure, it was letters and nonsense, but it was writing. For years I didn’t feel as if my voice was important. There was a world full of talented people, and what could I possibly have to say? Who would listen? Who would care?

    Slowly I’m learning that it doesn’t matter who is listening. I’m still suppossed to write.

  6. Thanks for sharing! It’s so wonderful to see someone living out of who God really created them to be!

    Since I was in 2nd grade I’ve known I wanted to write children’s books. I have been a professional writer in different capacities, but have yet to really focus on writing for children or trying to publish the few pieces of I’ve already written. Sometimes that dream seems so far away. But like, Amy (comment above), I know I am meant to write. Starting my blog earlier this year has been a good part of that for me, too.

    One day, I believe God will allow me to write stories and poems that will be good enough and meaningful enough for children everywhere to read. For now, I’m learning to be content with the other dreams I am getting to live…wife and mother!

  7. Stephanie, I love this post. It is so YOU. And who you are, the ways God uses you, are beautiful, my friend. Thank you for reminding us all again to follow our God-sized Dreams. You are so good at that! XOXO

  8. Love that… I have this crazy dream of standing in front of thousands of women and encouraging them to trust Jesus with all they’ve got. I have dreamed of officially being in ministry for years now and in this last year God has opened doors for our family to let God flip our world over and, God-providing, we’ll be heading out into the mission field overseas next year sometime. I’m still waiting to see how the dreams all fit into His plan, but it’s clear He is at work. Thanks for reminding me to remember the dreams…

  9. As a mother of 4 young children, I attended a church meeting one day and was totally inspired–to work on my extended family history! Where in the world was I going to get time for that? But that is what God wanted, so I delved in and found great joy and excitement in it. Eight years, and two more children later, after much diligence and many nap-time, at-home study sessions, and Saturday research sessions, I received my Bachelor degree with an emphasis in family history, and continue to have a love for it. My entire family has been blessed. Now…if I can just figure out my next path….

  10. i love this post so much because lately i have been getting so wrapped up in what “society” and my family believe I should be doing with my life and letting it interfere with the fact that I am truly happy with the path that I am leading with my life and where God is taking me. I want him to continue to lead me wherever that may be whether society and my family agrees with it or not. Please write more like this;)
    smiles,
    gina

  11. Stephanie, I missed this til now, but I love it! How unusual to know at such a young age what you were destined for! It\’s clear God carved this space for you because you\’re definitely a creative mastermind 😉 :). You KNOW how much I regard your marketing savvy; what a wise woman your mom was back then to help guide you in this direction…to recognize God at work in you even then. Bravo & God thanks :).