Back in Moses’ Sandals
I find myself time after time back in Moses’ sandals again.
But Moses pleaded with the Lord, “O Lord, I’m not very good with words. I never have been, and I’m not now, even though you have spoken to me. I get tongue-tied, and my words get tangled.”
Here he was settled into a new way of life. He had a wife and family and I imagine he had become comfortable with that. (As I typed, that word “comfortable” jumped out at me. It might be the key to what I am about to write)
It doesn’t seem to matter where you are in life but God will come along and challenge us to move into a new area of life. I’ve been bravely writing and blogging for several years now. God has brought me through many things and taught me so much.
God has surprised me time and again through my writing showing me that I am capable. I have gone back and read things and thought, “Did I really write that?” Wow! And now I have written devotionals and am working on publishing a book of devotions. I would never have thought that God would bring me to this. (I didn’t do all that well in my English Composition class in college.)
And now, even though I haven’t even finished my book, God is pushing me further out of my comfort zone. He has been urging me to speak. Oh yes, I have spoken to the ladies at my church, in fact, I spoke at another local church this past year and all went well. But we’re talking about going out there among strangers! Speaking to women at other churches, bigger churches.
Taking Baby Steps
While I have had others encourage me to take this step, I am nervous. Will I stumble over my tongue? Will I forget words? (I do this all the time in conversations due to fibro fog.) Some of my blogging friends have been encouraging me to do some facebook live events. So I have been taking this baby step.
I guess none of us like our recorded voice so I’m trying not to worry about that. Sometimes I stumble, Sometimes I don’t do too bad. And so I am venturing out on this new adventure with God. I am calling it “Five Minutes with Mandy”. I’m making notes of random thoughts I have and then coming online to give folks something to think about. I know I should pick a set day and time, but my office in my kitchen so I have to wait for the perfect quiet time. 🙂 Last week, it was Saturday. I like that I can make notes all week and then come on and share a quick lesson.
A Few Trials
So, I’ve been giving this a whirl. And then placing them on Facebook. Check them out and see what you think. If you subscribe to my channel, you won’t miss any as you will get notified.