Have you ever asked God what He has for you? Ever been willing to just do whatever He asks? I have been praying for sometime that God just reveal to me what he wants me to do next. I am in a new season full of new things and I find myself more then ever seeking His will over mine. A few weeks ago I was praying in the car on a drive to NWA and I felt like God was telling me to encourage moms. I felt like he was saying moms need to be encouraged in their roles as moms and you can do it. I was talking out loud to God and pretty much just said “ok God I can do that! I can encourage moms when I am having conversations and hear they need it.” But it felt like He said “no, there is more”
I will tell you that I have never felt like God was asking me to do something like this. I know it might not seem like something HUGE but I felt he was really asking me to do it. So I started praying daily for the details, the plan. I need a plan- I am a planner! I asked my husband to pray for me too. I didn’t really tell anyone about this because I had no idea what I was suppose to be doing! Everyday I would pray, and everyday God would send me some sort of message. For about a week the message was “whatever God is calling you to, just do it” I felt stronger about this calling everyday. But still had no idea how I was suppose to do it. I thought maybe I was suppose to start some sort of group. But it just didn’t seem possible. Moms are busy already, I am busy, when would have time to meet? So I just kept praying.
I decided that maybe blogging was the way I was suppose to reach people. But I still just wasn’t sure. Then I got this message from a girl who I didn’t really know. Our kids were in the same preschool class 5 years ago but I didn’t really know her. I mean I would wave and say hi if I saw her at Walmart but I didn’t know anything about her and she didn’t know anything about me either. We hadn’t even been Facebook friends until a few days prior to her message. Her message sent chills up my spine. It basically said that as crazy as it sounded, she felt like God told her I was suppose to speak at their Mother/Daughter banquet at her church. She said she wasn’t even sure if I was a speaker (I am not!) She gave me her number and asked me to call her if I was interested. When I called my first question was “did someone tell you to ask me?” I could tell she was feeling a little bit embarrassed and said “I know it sounds crazy but as I prayed about who was suppose to speak your name just kept coming to my mind and I felt like God was saying it was you”
So I feel like God asks me to encourage moms, then I get asked to speak at a banquet for moms? WOW- how could I even possibly deny that God was really asking me to do all that? I am still humbled and overwhelmed to be used. But guess what? We all can be used and God has something for all of us, we just have to ask, and be willing to do whatever it is that He asks of us. So He asked me to speak at this banquet and I said yes. Even though I didn’t feel equipped, worthy, or ready to do that! God doesn’t call the qualified, He qualifies the called. I kept reminding myself of that!
I would like to say I was so excited to speak in front of people. That it was a dream come true, but the truth is I was scared to death! I had no idea what I would say or how to say it! I would also love to tell you that I feel like I did a great job speaking at the banquet. I don’t know what I said and just pray that I said something that someone in that room needed to hear!
I hope that those who read this will see it as encouragement to just ask God for vision and then be ready to do what he asks you to do! Even if it is scary and outside of your comfort zone! Speaking in front of people was scary for me, but I did it and it feels great to have been able to step outside of my fear to do what God asked! God’s plans are so much bigger and better then our own!
I have more blog posts coming to share some of what I have been experiencing as a momma and hoping that it will encourage other momma’s too!