A crazy and what feels like a once in a lifetime opportunity has presented itself to me to go to the She Speaks Conference next weekend. It’s a conference specifically directed towards giving women the tools, confidence, and community they need to WRITE, SPEAK, or LEAD. And when you sign up you have the opportunity to pick either a writing or speaking track. I am over the moon excited! I am beyond myself that it’s actually happening and that I was given a ticket from a dear friend. I know that such a random act of kindness will leave a lasting impression on me as I learn along with others from Lysa Terkeurst and the other amazing women at Proverbs 31 Ministry.
The timing of all of this is bizarre. It’s a totally a “God thing” in how it worked out. A few months ago I felt this stirring inside of me. A restlessness if you will. I felt like something was missing in my life and I finally realized it was because I wasn’t tapping into my passion to write. I desired to write but I intentionally quit awhile because of fear. That in itself is another post for another day. With much prayer and thought, I decided to start a blog again and to begin at a very slow pace. I knew it was best not to put high expectations on myself when it came to writing, designing, and social media because I felt like God was telling me to just write. He told me, “Just write Chelsie and I will take care of the rest.”
I did what he told me and I’ve noticed a huge change in myself. I think about writing all the time. I feel incredibly fulfilled when I do it more importantly. I find myself praying about how I can encourage others and the ideas keep flooding. My goal in this season is to ask questions when it comes to writing, learn from others, and simply stay obedient; stay the course that God has called me to right now apart from family life and ministry. I don’t know what the future looks like but one thing I know for sure is that He is aware of my desires. Like my friend said the other day, “He knows your desires because He put them there. Trust God with the small things.”
She was right. In what may seem mundane at times like blogging or thoughts that I think can actually be turned into something so surprising and life changing if I just stay obedient. I am going to be in a room of women next week with crazy dreams and passions just like me. We all of have this desire to be obedient to God, to impact the next generation with our words, and we carry these crazy passions -we just need the tools to figure out how to do it all.
**I would love to connect with you if you are going! Feel free to contact me or comment below.
THOUGHTS TO THINK: Do you trust God with the desires of your heart? Has he called you to do something in this season and if so, what is stopping you? Do you struggle to trust him and stay the course? How can you change that?