March 6, 2018

I (April) am part of a small group at our church called “The Leadership Development Course”. The material for the first week focused on God’s original design for us. There were many verses for us to mull over, as well as questions for self reflection. Some of the questions ask about your strengths and weaknesses. One in particular I found hard to answer: “What is almost effortless for you that others might find daunting”. As I thought about this, a few things popped to mind, but what I finally wrote down was this: “Public speaking”. While public speaking is certainly not effortless for me, in this season of life it’s a skill that I ‘ve had to learn. It’s also something that, over the past year, I’ve been told I do really well. Funny thing though, it’s something I never would have thought would be a strength for me. For many years, I was so afraid. All I wanted to do was hide, and not be noticed, but praise God he had a different plan in mind! I am so glad, as the song says, that “I’m no longer a slave to fear”. I am so glad to be living in the fullness of His freedom! I wrote in a past newsletter about how God turns our weaknesses into strengths. Through this course he is showing me in a very concrete way how he has been doing this in my life. What an honour, a privilege, and a joy to know that God is at work in my life. I am so thankful that God is not finished with me yet, and that “he who began a good work in [me] will carry it on to the day of completion until the day of Christ Jesus”- Philippians 1:6.

In this season, how is God at work in your heart and in your life?

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