When was the last time God called you out of your comfort zone and asked you to do something that only He could accomplish through you??
This Wednesday, September 12th I’ll be the keynote speaker at the Allegan County Fair’s Women’s Day program.
They had a popular speaker in place (who is known for sharing amazing, hilarious cooking demonstrations), but unfortunately she had to cancel due to a family illness. I received a call just a few short weeks ago, and now I’m the “Plan B”.
Can I be honest with you?? I am so super nervous! :/
This will be the first time in years that I will not be sharing at a Bible study, church retreat, etc.. Since I’ll be at the fair ~ I need to choose my words carefully (if you know what I mean).
They typically have 400-600 women attend – and I’ve heard they love to laugh! I’ve been praying and preparing BIG TIME since this opportunity came my way…and have been blessed to have friends joining me in praying for God’s intervention!
Thankfully my message “Laughter, Lice & Lemonade” is finally finished. Woo Hoo! (Remember my lice ordeal from last year – ugh!) I’m super excited about how it came together, and if I’m able to share it like I do when I practice on my dog – hopefully the women will laugh out loud – a lot! I’m praying so any way!
Would you please join me in praying for me this Wednesday at 10 AM?? As one of my good friends shared, “Cindy, what an awesome opportunity! What if they come expecting a new recipe and leave with new life.” Now that gets me fired up! 🙂
However, many of the women will not find out until the day of the program that the speaker they’ve been expecting won’t be there – and instead they get me! :/
May God prepare their hearts in advance and soften their disappointment and open their hearts to the message I’ll be sharing.
Thankfully I can have a table with my “He Loves Me” DVD’s, so I’m
praying God would draw women to this resource so they could hear the
whole Truth! May God use this event to turn ALL hearts towards Him!
When was the last time God called you out of your comfort zone and asked you to do something that only He could accomplish through you?? Share with us please!
Thanks so much for stopping by *She Sparkles*! I thank God for you!! Stop back later this week and Lord willing, I’ll have fun pictures to share!
With much gratitude for YOU ~
P.S. West Michigan friends, I would LOVE to have you join in the fun on Wednesday! It would BLESS ME BIG TIME to see familiar faces in the audience! Tickets are only $3 (plus parking). The Women’s Day program starts at 9 AM and should be finished by 11:15 AM. More information here. Pretty please?! 🙂
You are going to do a great job and God will bless those women through what you are going to share. 😀
oh, cindy, what an opportunity! praying for you….comfort zone? the number on my door at school this year may as well just say, NOT a comfort zone….seriously challenged this year.
Cindy, You will make them laugh for sure. Unfortunately, your stories are sadly funny! Praying for energy and confidence and peace. You were born to encourage, inspire, communicate, love – and tomorrow you will do all those things to a huge group of people who don’t know what’s coming! I will pray for you but also for those ears and hearts – as they hear some good news.
I’ve been praying that your message would come together for you, and I’m sure Jesus will come shining through even though He won’t be mentioned directly. I know the women will love you, and I haven’t seen anything on who’s speaking, so maybe you’ll just be a pleasant surprise to everyone 🙂 Hopefully I can get the stroller and all the gear together and see you tomorrow! Blessings to you!
I will be praying for you tonight and tomorrow morning. 🙂
It seems I’ve been stepping out of my comfort zone regularly for the past six months. In a nutshell, I’m learning how to stop trying to control so much, pray more, and then let them go.
Praying for you and I will pray at 10am tomorrow. I wish I would’ve know or I would have been front and center, but my garage sale is calling. Can’t wait to hear how it went. You will be amazing! With all of us praying for you, how could you go wrong.
You will shine so bright–
Thanking Him for this tremendous and unexpected opportunity- Knowing that He has already placed within you all that you need to speak right into their hearts.
nice post thanks for sharing …looking for to visit more…blessings