Tuesday, November 15, 2005
Isn’t it just amazing how God works through us! This past weekend was the West Texas Girls Conference, and even though our church is not in west Texas I still take our youth group to it. We had a really great weekend and it is wonderful to watch God grow and nurture the relationships between the girls.
But what I am simply amazed about is how God can take a fear and turn it into a passion. You see I taught a class at the retreat this past weekend, and yes there were like 50 other women that also taught classes, but what is so extraordinary to me is that at one point in college I questioned my desire to go into youth ministry because I had a huge fear of teaching in front of people! Even when I was hired here at Preston Road I still had that fear, but I knew I would have to face it. Not that I am all of a sudden an amazing teacher, but it is an amazing transformation to me to not only be able to get up in front of a class of 40 girls and teach, but to have the passion to want to teach them and be excited about it. It has not come easily or by my choice alone, I praise God and Christ above all else, but I also have to give kudos to my incredible husband that is not only an example of a stupendous teacher but has really challenged me and in love pushed me forward. Have you felt this same victory in Christ? What fears has God transformed in your lives? I would love to celebrate them with you too.