When I was young, I loved playing “dress-up.”  Trying on  mama’s shoes, putting her purse on my shoulder and clomping around in high heels pretending to be  grown-up.

For the moment, I wanted to be just like my mama!

As a grown woman, I want to be more and more like Jesus.

This seems an impossible goal some days.

Until we accept one simple truth:

God will help us when we obey what he is asking us to do.  He loves us. He knows the plans he has for us. Not only does God love us, but he wants us, little by little, to become like his son.

Being more like his son, Jesus, comes in many ways. It’s never easy, but it’s not impossible either. The key is to trust and obey.

 But what if God calls us to be a Christian Speaker?

It’s not a walk in the park. It’s not all cinnamon rolls and sunshine. Especially when we first begin.

We deal with things like:

Rejection

Confusion

Frustration

Hesitation on knowing where in the world to start.

(You understand, don’t you? As called speakers we all have walked those roads.)

Then there comes a point when we will stare at the biggest challenge of our life and realize God is saying, “Go!”

When that day comes, let go of excuses and give in. With white knuckles grab hold of every ounce of faith needed to step on the stage and put your best foot forward. Jump in with both feet and trust that Jesus will be with you. He, alone, is what keeps us moving forward when the possibility of falling back is staring us in the face. With Christ we can get past the obstacles of speaking and see the goal.

What is the goal? Let me remind you.

Whether you are a serious speaker, funny speaker, testimony speaker, recovery speaker, or a Bible study speaker, the goal is ALWAYS to lead people to God’s son. It is the reason we are Christian speakers.

If we lose sight of the goal everything gets blurry. Everything becomes about us. Our success. Our failures.

This is when we can take a nosedive.

We feel empty inside. Our wheels are spinning, but they are out of control.

That is when we throw on the brakes and refocus.

When that day comes, let go of excuses and give in. Cry out to the Lord and start again. Just like before, with white knuckles grab hold of every ounce of faith needed to put your best foot forward for His glory not your own. Jump in with both feet and trust that Jesus is near.

As speakers, we live the life we love when we obey what God is calling us to do and let Jesus be the reason we do what we do.
As Psalm 16:8 tells us,  “I keep my eyes always on the LORD. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.”

Don’t finish the day empty handed. Never let go of the hand that carries you.

Strive to be more and more like Jesus. Every. Single. Day.

From one sister to another…………….((((BigHug))))

Love you, Tammy

1 Peter 5:7 “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you

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