Dare To Dream Series Featuring Claudia Gomez

Dare To Dream Feat. Claudia: You serve the God who does the impossible Failing is how we learn, so why be afraid No one ever did anything great by staying in their comfort zone Lastly, we don’t need to be perfect to start

Hey everybody!!

My name is Claudia Gomez, a 29 yr. old mama of 3(which most people don’t believe since my oldest is 11) now the voice behind IG Blog Claudia’s Glass House and I also help run a Video Production Company with my husband. I could not have been more excited when Ruthie asked me to join this series but I also had to pause for a sec when I read what the series was about. I feel like God has some sense of humor cause here I am about to talk about something I have struggled with for YEARS!!

When I say struggled I really mean I STRUGGLED. How much you may ask? Well by the time I was in my early 20s I had pretty much settled on the thought that I was set out to be just a mom to my kiddos, a supporter to an incredible talented do it all husband, (can you tell I was jealous of him at one point) have a job I was OK at and basically I would be the one sitting on the side lines watching everyone else be amazing!

I know I can’t be the only one that for years felt unfulfilled, as if something were missing. Like I had something inside of me, something I needed to be doing, something that just wanted to burst at the seams and just flow right out of me. Though because I knew I didn’t have my “life” together, FEARS AND LIES pushed me to suppress any dream and any hope of dreaming.

Do you know how many times I woke up and saw someone else, at times even friends doing something I wanted to do and living out those things I had in my heart. It ate me up inside every time, but even worse was knowing I wasn’t even making an effort. I even convinced myself at one point that if I was meant to do something great that it would just sort of happen and God would just have it fall on my lap. Until one day those desires in me became agonizing frustrations that did not let me live. It’s as if I could no longer stand in my own way but my mind still trapped in the confusion of where to start or better yet, “How the heck was I going to do this”?

See I had not seen many successful things in my life honestly. No successful marriage or business, I didn’t come from a home that was filled with much aspiration. Frankly, it was the opposite. I grew up in a home with a single mother who had a broken spirit, who had very little self worth and got stuck in life very early on. Had many dreams but couldn’t obtain the strength to accomplish them and sadly passed a lot of her ways of thinking onto me.

Dare To Dream Feat. Claudia: You serve the God who does the impossible Failing is how we learn, so why be afraid No one ever did anything great by staying in their comfort zone Lastly, we don’t need to be perfect to start

Fast forward, I had to come to terms with the fact that God had truly deposited something in me. Something that He wanted specifically me to live out. I had to accept that I was WORTH having a dream and it was ok to embrace that. When I finally understood that my feelings of agony were from me suppressing what God had given me, it changed me. It unleashed a confidence and trust in God like never before. I no longer needed to figure it all out, I just needed to start. Just like that I did, and it’s the reason why I am even here writing and sharing this with you today!

God tells us in Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”. What does this mean? It means that those dreams, those urging desires to open your own business, start a blog, write a

Book, have been planted in you with a reason but even better, it is backed up by God for not just you’re good but all those around you. Thank you Jesus!

Let me tell you that no one ever got anywhere in life without action, so that dream you have just needs a place to start.

You may say “Claudia, but I’m a mess, so imperfect” or “I’m afraid of failing, I can’t do this”. I can totally 100% get that! No seriously I can, I became a mom at 18, had some serious daddy issues, was emotionally unstable for most of 20s, finances all over the place. I found every excuse and believed every lie that told me not trying was better than failing. But here are a few things to think about:

You serve the God who does the impossible

Failing is how we learn, so why be afraid

No one ever did anything great by staying in their comfort zone

Lastly, we don’t need to be perfect to start

My point with all of this is that it is ok to dream big with God. To dream in an untraditional and unexplainable way. We were meant to do that, to break barriers and standards for Jesus and this looks differently for you and for me. We love to limit God in ourselves but yet always see his greatness in the person next to us. That greatness is in you and me.

Dig deep in your heart and find what God has deposited in you and start. If you already know or maybe are in that same place I was, where it didn’t let you rest and you can almost physically see yourself already walking in it then congrats that’s God at your door confirming He wants to begin.

-Claudia

Follow Claudia on Instagram HERE!!

I love everything about Claudia’s story and message!! SO relatable and encouraging!! It does NOT matter where you have been, what you have done, how unworthy you feel, with God anything is possible, and it is NEVER too late to dream a new dream!! In case you missed last week’s Dare to Dream feature by Nakeia, you can check it out here.  Thank you all for being a part of this series! I hope you are being inspired as much as I am!

 

  • Comments ( 35 )

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    Amanda Martin

    This is so inspiring! THanks for sharing your story, Claudia!
    http://www.amandasok.com

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    Ken Smith

    CLaudia,

    You’re such an amazing well-rounded woman. I’m happy I get to share a virtual space with you, learn from you, and ultimately use you as motivation to keep pushing forward. My journey into womanhood was quite similar to yours, therefore I relate on so many levels with you. Thank you for sharing.

    Ken #Siddyinthesity

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      Claudia

      These words Mean so much! Im so glad this space has connected Us and that i have women who support me but also Remind me to keep at it! Glad you can relate anD im seeing you Crush what you do.

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    Laura Leigh

    WOw! These posts are blowing my mind. I am leaving here feeling inspired and motivated!!!!

    xo Laura Leigh
    http://www.louellareese.com

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    Maggie

    I am loving these posts! GO girl! You definitely do it all!

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    Terry anderson

    Very encouraged !!!!!!!!
    By this post
    Ty for sharing

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    Stephanie Whitman

    Ruthie, I just need to say THANK YOU for doing this series. REading about Claudia today just made me even more motivated to keep going and pursue what I love because I know God has blessed it. So grateful for the encouragement these posts bring!

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      Patsi Phillips

      Thank yu ladies for sharing yur storys.. i find it all very inspiring and hopeful to us whos reading this..im in! this is my year to shine and to see what God has for me.. ill be watching yull raise to greatness. Much love patsi

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    Anna english

    it’s so fun getting to learn about Claudia!

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    Oh to Be a Muse

    Claudia, I would not have believed that you’re a mom of three, and with one of them being 11. You look so young yourself!

    Nice feature, Ruthie.

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      Claudia

      Hahah, yup i get that a lot, i was very young when i had my first daughter.

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    Rebekah

    It’s always nice to read a positive and encouraging post. Also, the photography in this post is gorgeous!

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    Nakeia

    Loved Reading your story claudia. I can so relate!!…
    I think many people can. I spent the 1st few years of my marriage in a serious depression because i felt lost behind my role of wife and business partner.

    I knew God had carved out a purpose that was unique to me, but was afraid to admit it and yo pursue it.

    Thanks for this encouragement and for seeing that there was a purpose for you life.

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    Sandy

    Thank you for sharing claudia’s Post and story. So relatable so many people including me me me . I need to listen to gods’ voice and i think i heard it coming through from her post. So amazing. One of my goas for 2018 is to listen and hear the plans he has for me.
    Blessings to you!

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    Leigh Suznovich

    This is so incredibly inspiring, love it!

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    Ashley Wilson

    I love that you are spotlighting other people. Claudia- How amazing!!

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      Claudia

      Thank you very much, so glad i was able to share.

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    Kylie

    AbsoLutelt amazing! You are so strong!

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    Jessica

    I love I love the series Ruthie thanks for sharing Claudia story!

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    sarah lindner

    This was a beautiful post, thank you
    Xoxo
    Sarah Lindner
    http://www.TheHouseOfSequins.com

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    Kelly Reci

    Your story is so inspiring. you are a strong and amazing woman. keep it up. you will inspire more.

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      Claudia

      Thank kelly ver much for those kind woRds. I truly hope to be able to inspire and empower others.

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    Azanique S. Rawl

    I absolutely love her story and honesty. I worry all the time about my path and feeling stuck in my head but I have to remind myself that we serve a God who can the impossible and perform miracles that I could have never dreamed of. What an inspiring post 🙂

    -xo, Azanique | http://www.lotsofsass.com

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    Shanae

    Claudia,

    Thank you for this article, you truly inspire me all of the time, you come from a place and mindset unlike anyone I have around me so having you in my “virtual world” is truly comforting. Never stop 🙂

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    Michelle Goth

    That is an actually fresh style. I love it and I am copying it!

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    Our Family World

    YOu are amazing, Claudia! Most women can relate to your story, and I am one of them. I love how you inspired me to embrace my destiny and to have a stronger faith in God. Thank you for that much needed “nudge” today. May you be continually blessed to inspire others!

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      Claudia

      Thank you very much. My desire is that those that can relate can also find hope. I was hopeless, stuck but god began something with me and i know its for others to see he does it with all of us. Keep pushing through!

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    Jake Smith

    Being encouraging and having people relate to you is a great trait. And you’ve written a very inspiring story. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    Drake Conan

    Claudia, You’re such a wonderful and strong woman, yuor story is so amazing and you’ve written your story TRULY AN INSPIRATIONAL.

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      Claudia

      Thank you so much for the sweet words. I hope to continue to share with many more.

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    Elizabeth O

    Let me tell you that no one ever got anywhere in life without action, so that dream you have just needs a place to start.

    ^^tHIS REALLY INSPIRED ME, THANK YOU cLAUDIA. i THINK YOUR STORY WILL ring true WITH A LOT OF PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO FEEL THE SAME WAY YOU FELT. God has a path for us 🙂

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    Lisa Rios

    What an amazing story, claudia! THis is so inspiring. Keep changing the world, girl.

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    CHAUNDRA

    i AM LOVING THIS SERIES! THANK YOU SO MUCH LADIES FOR SHARING AND INSPIRING! iT REALLY DOES MAKE AN IMPACT WHEN YOU HEAR PEOPLE SHARING THEIR STORIES! NOT JUST THE PERFECT MOMENTS BUT THE STRUGGLES AS WELL.

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    Steph

    Wow girlfriend! What an inspirational story. Thanks so much for sharing.

    xo,
    Steph
    @trendyinindy || trendyinindy.com

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    Nicole Leffew

    Such a cool series rUthie! Claudia, you are an amazing wRiter! Loved lEarning more about you! Xx

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