I began this journey with God some time ago. Along this path there have been many twists and turns. However, through it all I knew without a doubt that God was right by my side. This isn’t to say that I haven’t struggled from time to time and even wondered whether I was headed in the right direction. I mean did the Lord really understand it was me He was dealing with? Of course, He did. My dreams seemed so small compared to what He had in mind. How often we try and limit our lives simply because we do not dream big enough. I will tell you today, without a doubt, God has big plans for each and every one of us. We simply need to yield to His plan and follow His leading. This does not mean that it will necessarily be the time frame or direction we had in mind, but God has promised that it will be good.
I started my blog over a year ago with lots of nudging from friends and loved ones. I didn’t really even believe people would want to take the time to read it. Who cared what I had to say? But then I realized that the Enemy was trying to keep me sitting on the sidelines stricken with fears and insecurities. This is not the way God intended it, so I decided to pack up and follow Him. I wrote about things that were heavy on my heart and mind. I soon found others could relate to these same themes and ideas. It then hit me; God had bigger things in mind than this blog.
I didn’t know where He was leading, but I wanted to continue on. God lead me to register for the She Speaks conference this year. I have been excited, scared, nervous and every other emotion since the day I signed up. There are so many incredible women going to be there that I began to question my qualifications. In my mind, I wasn’t qualified to even be in the same room with these women. However, God reminded me of the story of Moses. God called him to do great things, just as he was. Moses questioned everything, just as I was doing, and like Moses, God had an answer for every fear I was holding on to. He told me, “give them all to me and I will take the load. This baggage will slow you down on the journey.” I gave it to Him and continued on. It is a lot easy to travel when you are weighted down with fears and doubts.
So, tomorrow I will head to North Carolina for the She Speaks conference with 650 other women. My heart is simply overwhelmed, not by fears and insecurities this time, but with anticipation for what God has in store. I have been connecting with several of these women online already and I can’t wait to meet them. Even more than that, I can’t wait to meet God there and see what direction He has for me. I know without a doubt that this time is going to be such a blessing for all those involved. I look forward to sharing with all of you the lessons I will learn and how God is going to work in my life after the closing session of this conference.
I do ask that you would partner in prayer with me for all those involved in this conference; the staff, volunteers, participants and all those behind the scenes. With 650 women at a conference all fired-up for God, I am certain that the Enemy is going to try and attack, please pray that all will be on guard and focused on what the Lord has for each one of us.
Thanks so much! I have enjoyed bringing you along on the journey thus far. There are more adventures in store, stay tuned.