Share Fair took place this past weekend, an opportunity for a variety of ministries to gather and meet, share information, and hear some great speakers. I had no idea what I might get from it, but I took a chance, reserved a book table and went. The results were far more than I anticipated. I met many interesting women, learned something about their ministries, and shared about mine. So many hearts driven so many directions in ministry!
One fascinating speaker took a crazy risk to give up her secure job and go into a ministry that required her to raise her own support — not her idea of fun! But God did great things, and she can’t imagine not having taken the plunge.
All the while she was speaking, God was talking to me about FreedHearts, asking me to take some crazy risks. I wept openly, listening to His voice and specific direction. The women sitting near me nodded kindly, understanding what it is to hear God speak, and when you least expect it. What was stopping me, I asked myself, echoing the speaker’s question in my mind. It was overwhelming fear of what others might think if I fully went the direction God was leading. Of all the things to stop me, that was not the one I expected to discover.
How honored we are God has a place for each of us, a job to do that no one else can do. And although our fears are real and scary to us, seems crazy that they could hold any weight next to God’s personal invitation. Crystallized in that moment was the truth of Helen Keller’s famous quote: Life is a daring adventure or nothing.
So I ask you: where do you see God leading you? What specific call has He placed on your heart, what job has He given you specifically to do? I would love to hear back from you and what you believe your unique gifting is, your unique calling. And if you’d like, include what you think is stopping you. Let’s get a discussion going.
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