Today was an interesting day. I held my first Compassion Sunday event at my church. It was one of the most out of my comfort zone things I have ever done in my life! I do not like speaking in public at all! I kept saying to myself “why on Earth would God want me of all people to do this?”.. I was terrified! I tried to write a script last night over and over, but finally gave up when the right words would not come to me. Then I got up early this morning and tried again, I thought I had it all done even though I still felt unsure of what I came up with. I remembered I had left something in the bathroom so I ran in there to get it, as I was rushing I accidentally dropped my script in the toilet :)) So finally I said “ok God I knew I should have listened to you first” then I said a prayer asking that he would give me the words and off I went to church without any notes. I had 2 things In my hand. I carried a picture of my sponsored children and a 3 x 5 index card which said ” I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength”. When it was my turn to speak I walked up looked at the crowd, opened my mouth and just started speaking….God gave me the words as I should have known he would… 8 kids were sponsored today:):)
As always he showed me again what can happen if I just let him be in charge.