I have somehow become a public speaker? What?!
I’ve always had the gift of gab and have walked in it from the time that I was a child. In fact, in primary school it was often noted that I had OUTSTANDING oratory skills. My grade cards were a prime example as it often stated: “TALKS TOO MUCH”. Who knew?
How did it all begin? I look back and for the longest time I’ve thought about it, or dreamt about it, but never pursued it. Often people would say, “You should be a life coach or a event speaker and share your ‘encouragement’. I never pursued it. However, God’s plans are often much different than my own.
I don’t have a ‘fear’ of public speaking as I’ve spoken to hundreds while working in Corporate America but this is different. In the past people were looking for my business expertise or ground breaking products from the company I represented.
Today I speak on something I am personally passionate about and the ‘company’ I represent is the Kingdom of God and my employer is God Himself. Even writing this kinda freaks me out! Still a little bit befuddled why would HE want to use ME of all people?
WHY does the thought of going and speaking for a group event or in front of a church feel so surreal? It shouldn’t because I’ve also spoken life into this… I’ve dreamt about it .. and even when I was a little girl all of five years old I would practice. I would line up my stuffed animals all across my bedroom and share the gospel and tell them… “HURRY, JESUS IS COMING BACK’.
I guess from the time I was a little girl, God had weaved into my DNA HIS desire for me to stand before a crowd sharing WHO HE IS … for the KINGDOM. I’m glad HE put it back in front of me (literally) … the path that had somehow become crooked and away from HIS original desire for my life. THEN SUDDENLY!! after all these years the opportunity was right in front of me and a door opened. I stepped thru!
I'm on a plane heading to South Dakota and then to Iowa... to SPEAK!
Could it be .. that again .. the words “Created for a time such as this!” apply to you and to me?
Let’s DREAM WITH GOD and allow HIM to breath LIFE BACK into who we are CREATED to BE!