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The Devoted Dreamers Podcast

Whether you have a dream in your heart or aren’t sure what God might be calling you to, The Devoted Dreamers Podcast will encourage you on the journey. This space is dedicated to sharing stories every week of women who are following Jesus and pursuing their God-given gifts in beautifully imperfect ways. You’ll hear about the fears and challenges that threaten their dreams as well as the joy, courage and confidence that comes from following Jesus even in the unexpected…especially in the unexpected.

I’m your host, Merritt Onsa, and my prayer is that this show will meet you where you are in your walk with God. I hope you will come away from the podcast each week with encouragement to begin pursuing your own dreams even when you still feel flawed, imperfect, unfinished and not ready. Because if you wait until you are perfect, you will never take the first step. Join us!

Dec 16, 2020

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This was the second most requested topic for a solo episode based on a poll I posted in the Devoted Dreamers Facebook group earlier this year >> Planning Your Dream While Doing Your Dream.

If you’ve let your desire to plan stand in the way of bringing your dream to life, I hope this episode provides you with a bit of perspective on how you might get started right now, even if you don’t have it all figured out.

My four points from this episode:

  1. God has designed you with a purpose
  2. Don’t let planning stand in the way of action taking
  3. Make a habit of trying new things…and allow yourself to make some mistakes
  4. Schedule time for reflection and subsequent innovation

I’m not saying planning is a bad idea or that you shouldn’t seek wisdom before you make a huge investment of time or money in your dream; both of those things are good ideas. It’s just that sometimes the need to plan becomes an excuse not to start and we end up avoiding what we know we should be doing because we either feel scared or don’t know what step to take next.

Still feel like you need time to plan or reflect before you take that next step? Join me and other devoted dreamers for a Zoom call:

Friday, Dec 18th at 2pm MST – Dreaming & Reflection Session on Zoom – 90 minutes

Register for free at: and I’ll send you the link to join.



A few other episodes on this topic that you may enjoy, in case you’re new to the podcast:

Bonus Mini-Episode – Every Baby Step Moves You Closer to Your Dream

Ep. 113 - You Were Created for a Reason


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