When I began to hear the whispers of the Holy Spirit moving me toward a new ministry idea, I wondered how things would unravel. I have already touched on some of what I am going to tell you, but not in any depth, so pardon me as I recap in order to arrive at my point.
1. I felt God tell me that I would be doing some public speaking regarding my ministry.
Shortly thereafter He gave me opportunity.
2. God told me to write a book based on my experience with Stillbirth, miscarriage, and infertility.
I had never written anything but a couple of songs, yet the words just flowed.
3. I felt I was supposed to start writing a blog.
This freaked me out completely. I misuse commas like crazy. How in the world was I going to write on a regular basis without making major mistakes? I thank God for an amazing friend who is gifted in this area, and has mentored me, although she doesn’t always read my latest posts for fear of the occasional faux pas. If you are part of the grammar police, you might not want to read this blog. I’m just saying…
4. On my birthday I felt God speak this to my spirit, “This is not a hobby. Develop a plan. Get organized. You have work to do.”
This is where I am now. I’m moving even further out of my comfort zone and on to the development part of my journey. Patience has never been my virtue, and the reality that things do not happen overnight is tough.
When I began the blog, I thought my new ministry, which is primarily for women, would be birthed through it. Today, God told me something different.
For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well. (N.K.J.V.)
God has known me from the beginning. He communed with me in the womb. My ministry wasn’t birthed through the blog, or even the book. It was born the day I was born. God has had a purpose for my life that hasn’t changed from before He formed me in my mother’s womb. However, it is my job to make the right choices to be able to fulfill that ministry. I’ve experienced a lot of loss and devastation over the years. It’s part of my ministry. I am now working on the plan to fulfill it. There are three things my plan begins with.
- It begins with obedience.
- It begins with staying in tune with what God is speaking in my life.
- It begins with goals.
When the book makes its debut, I will speak more about my journey with pregnancy loss and infertility. But, right now, I’m going to blog about my new journey- the journey of fulfilling my ministry. I feel strongly that God is leading me in this direction.
I know I’m not the only one out there stepping on new territory. Let’s do this together. Let’s talk about what God is calling us to do, how we plan to be obedient, and what our goals are. It’s time to move onto the next phase.