Whew! I made it!
I had the privilege of speaking at my church yesterday on Mother's Day. It was a blessing to be given the opportunity to do this and I must say, what a joy to see hearts touched because of the message God gave me to share!
I also found out yesterday, in a very real way, that God cannot do in us or through us what He wants to do unless we move forward choosing to follow His command to "be strong and courageous" and believing His promise that "He will be with us wherever we are." (Joshua 1:9)
And that is exactly what happened! I was fearful but knew God had not only given me this opportunity but had also given me the message and wanted me to share it. So I had a choice. I could cower back and decline or I could move forward, focus on Him and what He promised and wait expectantly for His favor.