The contest is over and the winner will be announced on Monday. Good luck to each of you. I wish each of you could win. I remember that urgent feeling to learn, train, and speak for God when I knew I was called. In fact, I had dreams of purchasing a bus, painting JESUS SAVES across the side of it and heading out to evangelize the world. Thank goodness, God had other plans. He knew all along where He would use me. Since I live in Nashville, I thought it made sense for me to connect to LIfeWay ministers or Precept International. I even tried to connect with Carol Kent’s ministry, Speak Up.
I met a closed door with each. Somehow, I wasn’t discouraged. I knew the same God who called Moses and then set him aside for 40 years returned for him when it was time and he’d do the same for me.
That’s exactly what happened!
A friend of mine, Rebecca Ingram Powell, heard about Proverbs 31 Ministries She Speak’s conference and invited me to go. She knew God was calling me to speak. I was reluctant at first but wanted to support her so I went. At the conference, it felt like Lysa had been listening in on my journey. She knew what I was feeling, what I had experienced, and she understood my desire to speak for God. How could she? I thought to myself. Because she had been there!
Throughout the conference, I gained the tools I needed and had longed for to fulfill my calling. I was being equipped for wherever God planted me. To my surprise, Proverbs 31 Ministries became my home and has been for 10 years now.
Know that God has a plan for you. He’s knows where you belong. Before you were born, God knew you. He knew where you would live, what you would look like, and He knew your talents and gifts. He planned for you to use those gifts to further His kingdom long before your birth. Now is the time. He will lead you to your perfect home. I promise. So press on, friend and use every opportunity to speak for Jesus!