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SHE SPEAKS – or does she?

Posted on: March 7, 2011

No, I don’t…..or do I? I started hearing about a conference called “She Speaks” some time last year. I was a bit intrigued by it but I assumed it was meant for women speakers. Apparently, I was very wrong in that assumption. From what I read on Lysa TerKeurst’s blog this morning, it is oh so much more! She definitely piqued my interest. It is not only for speakers, but for writers and Women’s Ministry leaders. Please click here and get all the information.

When I am reading blogs posted by others and their pages all look so nice and ‘professional’, I don’t even consider myself to be “one of them”. I don’t write every day but, usually, when I do write something, it is because God has put it on my heart. I know that my blogs aren’t ‘polished’ – I just speak  the only way I know how, from my heart.

However, when I read what Lysa had shared about the She Speaks conference, I felt a stirring. I have been praying and asking God to show me what I need to do, if He is indeed calling me to women’s ministry. I know that I need training but have no clue how to go about getting that training when I have no funds to pay for it.

Then He put this contest in front of me by way of Lysa’s blog. I know the challenge is from Him because, as I was reading it, I was saying all the reasons I could never do it. “My blog isn’t ‘professional-looking’. I don’t know how to ‘link’ back to the things she was saying we needed to link to” and on and on came the excuses. That’s when I realized it was the enemy trying yet again to keep me from pursuing what God has called me to.

I volunteered to work at an Extraordinary Women’s conference last year for the first time ever. It was because of that experience that I began to feel God pulling me in the direction of women’s ministry. I enjoyed it so much that I volunteered at two more conferences that same year and have signed up to work at three of them this year.

Obtaining this scholarship would allow me to pursue some of the training that I feel I need in order to become an effective women’s ministry leader. To be honest, I have never thought of myself as a leader but I am learning that God does not call us for our ability. He calls us for our AVAILability and then HE gives us what we need, to do what He asks us to do.

If I were to win this scholarship, I’m sure that I would be just as ecstatic as my daughter was this morning when she found out that she had been accepted at Auburn University!

Now, off to see if I can figure out how to ‘post a button’ on my blog site 🙂

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4 Responses to "SHE SPEAKS – or does she?"

God pulls us to do what He wants us to do, which is often much different than what we want!

Good luck!

That is sooooooooo true!!! And He has REALLY been pulling me out of my “comfort zone” lately – LOL – but, as scary as it is, I’m loving it, too 🙂 Thank you for your comment.

Good luck Kathryn! I can’t think of anyone who I’d like to see win more than you!

Thanks Donna – but I can – YOU!!!! Praying for you 🙂

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