This past weekend was phenomenal!! I had the best time with colleagues at my agency’s awards dinner on Friday evening and then Saturday I attended an awesome women’s retreat. The weekend put a lot of things in perspective for me around my business ideas, writing/blogging, family, and my walk with Christ. Have you ever dared to dream a dream so big that it paralyzed you and you felt as if you could not catch your breath? This is true for one of the confirmations I received during prayer time. Writing a book. Me writing are you kidding me. I’m not learned in English literature I have never taken a writing class but nevertheless here I am sharing through written word about an awesome experience I had with wonderful women of God. My desire to write and encourage others through spoken word came full circle this weekend at the women’s retreat. I had attended the weekend retreat before and have spoken in the past but this time I came searching, seeking, with expectancy. Have you ever prepared yourself mentally and spiritually before going to an event or even church service and it enriched your experience twenty times over? Well that was my experience. God used the guest speaker to speak words of life, encouragement and most importantly for me right now CONFIRMATION.
Confirmation that the prayers written in my prayer journal over the years concerning several businesses, writing books, and touching lives were not just fleeting thoughts they are God given dreams and desires and that GOD needed me to PUSH past words spoken over me in the past and doubt and move forward. When those words were shared with me it was like when John the Baptist leaped at presence of Jesus in Mary’s belly. I felt butterflies in my stomach. God providing me confirmation over the weekend gave me the courage I needed to bring back the Encouragement 4 Everyday Living blog. God has given me a story to share with you. There is so much to share and unlike normal blog formats the second confirmation is that this blog would be different, unique. Life doesn’t happen in themes and neither will this blog. I am super excited!!! and I hope to share many more moments of insight and encouragement 4 your everyday living.
The scripture shared this weekend was Jeremiah 29:11 – “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”
What dreams have been delayed because of doubt and fear? Are you going to God in prayer with willingness to receive what he wants to show, tell, or give you?