Woo Hoo! I made it! And I didn't even wet my pants! :)
In case you are wondering.....what in the world are you talking about?!
As I mentioned in yesterday's post ~ last night I had an opportunity involving video taping, lights, and our Monday night Bible study.
(I also shared that "little Cindy" grew up not wanting to talk in front of people and would wet her pants all the time at school because she was so shy!!!)
However, I'm sick and tired of allowing my old fears to impact my new days!!
Anyone else???!!!!So can I fill you in on a secret??
A few weeks ago, I was invited to meet with a local, very well-respected, international ministry about pursuing a project with them. I know ~ I'm as shocked as you are! :)
I'm absolutely humbled, in awe, prayerful, and can't wait to see what God is up to. It's one of those things that is so exciting that I start to cry when I think about it ~ but, on the other hand, I don't want to get my hopes up, in case this isn't God's plan.
So I just pray. :)
A few weeks ago, this amazing ministry asked if they could come in and videotape me teaching at Monday night Bible study. At the time I said, "sure, why not?!". Soon after, you have to know every insecurity, lie, and fear that I've ever wrestled with came plunging at me in full strength.
It may or may not be true that I called last week to reschedule due to my fears. Thankfully they said, "no thank you". :)
So last night was the taping. Here's proof I did not run in the opposite direction....
(Me pointing to the map of the 7 churches in Revelation....)
(...and picture above of volunteers representing the Lukewarm Church)
I am GRATEFUL to say not only did I get through it ~ I made it through VICTORIOUSLY!!! YIPPEE!!!
Now please know, I am not saying I was perfect. We all know me better than that!
What I am saying is that I did not allow the lights and camera to distract me from focusing on the Word and the lovely, awesome women I have the privilege of journeying with each week.And most importantly, as much as I wanted to run and hide and not show up ~ I clung to God's promise that we can do ALL THINGS through Him. God has NOT given us a spirit of fear, but of POWER, love, and a sound mind!!! (And that is some Good News!!)
What is it God is calling YOU to do???
Are you allowing your fears to get in the way of His plans??
How have you stepped forward in faith and courage into the dreams God has for you??
I'd love to hear from you!!!
Thanks for stopping by *She Sparkles*! Have an amazing, power-filled, lovely day!!
P.S. A HUGE note of thanks to.....
* My dear Magnificent Monday girlfriends for their love, support and prayers
* My family for their grace (and John for listening to my teaching over and over again)
* My prayer team (from around the world) lifting up the night in prayer
* My special friend April for sharing her red pen
* My friend L.C. who came just to sit in the room last night and pray the whole time
* My special neighbor who called to pray scripture over me
* And for Julie, for being who you are, and for helping us to the end the night right...
I could barely sleep last night I am so overwhelmed by the Lord's mercy, grace, and kindness ~ shown through you all. My heart is full ~ and I am grateful. God is so good, isn't He?! :)
P.S.S. I'm linking up today with Jen and friends at Soli Deo Gloria. Be sure to check out this amazing sisterhood of women! :)