About 10 years ago, or so, I was @ a "Christian women's conference". It was a large event in some sort of arena. As one of the ladies was up there speaking, I had a vision of myself up there & thought: I can do that. Years passed & I forgot all about it.
This past year and a half, I have been assessing & processing what God wants me to do in this life. What my role & place is as a woman of God. I remembered that vision.
I realized it wasn't a mere 'thought', it was a vision, a prophetic vision. I realized it was a picture of something I was supposed to be doing. I am a good public speaker. I had taken that for granted, like most gifts & talents I have. I am supposed to be speaking in front of people...about Christ & what He has meant to me in my life, what He has done, how He has changed me!!!
I've had less than a handful of opportunities this past year to speak but each time has been amazing. I feel the physical power of the Holy Spirit within me. Sometimes I feel shaking & other times I simply feel the power, my words are not my own & it's exciting.
This past weekend was out church's first women's retreat. It was nothing short of amazing. I directed the weekend & spoke. What a rush. It wasn't all peaches & cream, I'm still learning. But it is an amazing blessing to be able to share something you know God wants people to hear. I shared from my heart, some parts painful but it makes it all worth it to know others can relate & in some way may understand God's heart & desires for them as well as His view of them.
I am so humbled by it all. And excited to see how far this is all going to go....Plus the idea that God put this in my mind over a decade ago!!! Craziness! & here we are.
It confirms for me, God's faithfulness to His plans, no matter how long it takes.