Today is the first time in a while that I’ve written a Music Monday post, and I’m happy to be back. I’ve missed ministering in this way. While on break, I spent some time following God’s lead and truly listening to his directives about where to go and what to do. When I listen to him, the results are amazing! The converse is also true. When I use my free will to freestyle, the results are disappointing and oft times confusing.
There is no confusion today — just joy — unspeakable joy, the type of joy that can best be expressed through song. For the past few months, I’ve been speaking to groups of women about our good Father and how he is using me in this season. All I can offer him is my praise for all the wonderful people he has placed in my path and the divine appointments he has scheduled. The more obedient I am, the more he reveals bits of his strategy. I would never have imagined that he could use all of my human failings as a way to connect with women all over the world. Me — the little girl from West Jeff Davis Street.
What’s really worthy of noting is that God is also revealing which gifts to use by making them more pronounced. Has he done that with you? He has allowed me to use storytelling to connect with women, and it resurrected a dream of mine to do a Ted Talk one day. I never thought this was possible until someone (one of God’s messengers no doubt) told me that I’m a good storyteller. She even connected me with a friend who has done a Ted Talk. That’s all God, and he’s showing me that my dreams are in alignment with his.
More important than all that is my more pronounced discernment — like being able to see the face of God in others. Wow! I never could’ve imagined experiencing that. Equally surprising is that he’d choose to use me to draw women to Christ and to create safe spaces for us to be vulnerable in our areas of strength — whether a CEO or the head of a large household, we need to be vulnerable and unflappable if we are to be God’s hands and feet in the marketplace. It’s a jungle out there, so we need to surround ourselves with a tribe of women (or men) who can relate to our very real struggles. Your tribe has been sent to you for such a time as this. Without them, the journey is arduous and lonely, but we’re NEVER alone. God is everywhere! He goes before us to blaze trails, and he prepares us for battles — of the mind and of the spirit.
The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.” ~Exodus 14:14
Always remember to keep your eyes fixed on him and keep moving — no matter how scary your next steps may be, keep moving forward. Victory is on the other side, and it’s closer than you think. I can’t even imagine taking my next step without him. How about you?
Take a few minutes to pump up the volume and sway to the sound of Desmond Pringle’s “Can’t Even Imagine.” May blessings abound. <3