Wednesday, September 22, 2010

What Have I Gotten Myself Into?

I just agreed to speak at a women's retreat.

It's in 16 days.

I've got nothing.

Because I've already told a large portion of my story to the same people.

I almost said no. No, I can't do this. No, I can't prepare two sessions in two weeks when I took 8 months to prepare the four I did last year. No, I can't figure out anything new to say.

But I can. God answered.

So I'm going to ignore the knot in my stomach, the feelings of doubt, the rapidly beating heart. And I'll have faith that He's got something really good to say to those women and that he can somehow use me to say it.


  1. That's what happens when you tell God you would like to speak more. It's His schedule and timetable. I like to think He is metaphorically rubbing His hands together in anticipation of what He's going to do.

  2. What was it that Moses said to I AM when he got sent to speak? Go reread Joshua 1:9 when God told that great and fearless warrior to go. You (with God) will do great!

  3. I will be praying for you. You are an awesome amazing women and I don't doubt for one minute that you will have something amazing to share. Well, that God will share through you :)

  4. LOVE it. Yes! He always steps in with what He wants to say when we ask. I used to teach Sunday school and there were weeks that I had no time to plan my lesson, and would spend the drive to church asking God to show up where I had fallen short. And without exception those were the times that God was OBVIOUSLY moving. Kids paied rapt attention to words that I didn't know were coming until they were on my tongue. Awesome.