When we began For the Girls International it was all very intimidating. I knew that God had prompted the idea but I had no idea where to begin!
I remember one afternoon being so frustrated with trying to figure it out on my own. My head was swimming with ideas that weren’t really coming together. In my frustration I decided to do what I usually do when I am overwhelmed or stressed out…
I went shopping!
As I was wandering around Pier 1 Imports I was praying in my head. Sort of thinking/praying. My thoughts were, “God if you want me to do this, I am going to need you to show me what I need to do.”
And then, in a split second, I had one of those moments where the rest of the world stands still and you can hear the angels singing the Halleluiah Chorus. There, in front of me was a display with four individual mugs with writing on them. When I saw them they read like marching orders to me: DIG DEEP, GET REAL, THINK BIG, and DON’T PANIC!
Those four phrases became the building blocks of the journey that God was taking me on. I had to DIG DEEP to really get to the core of who I am in Him. He has called me to be more transparent about my life than ever before because real ministry happens when people GET REAL and share their life experiences with their real God. He has challenged me to THINK BIG and I have to remind myself, “DON’T PANIC!” when I feel like I am in over my head (which is quite often!)
My point is that God will speak to you in your language and in your style right where you live. He doesn’t speak to everyone in the same way. God knows me and he knows where to find me ~ even if it is in the mall! And He knows where to find you!
Sometimes His voice is still and small ~ sometimes His message is loud and clear but He promises to direct our path.
Ask him today to speak to you ~ you may be pleasantly surprised where and when He chooses to get your attention.
Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”