Four years ago, when my children were entering high school, I sought the Lord about what I was going to do when they were out of my nest. One of the things He directed me to do was to attend Proverbs 31 Ministries “She Speaks” conference. At that conference, I learned the steps I needed to take to have a speaking ministry. For the past six years, I have spoken and taught at my church, but I felt like God was calling me to move outside the walls of my church and speak in front of more groups of women.
I remember the moment as if it were yesterday. I was at a prayer meeting at my church. For many years I went to a Friday morning prayer meeting, dragging along my homeschooling kids with their backpacks full of workbooks. And now the children were entering high school. I looked at them, and me, and them, and me, wondering what “me” would look like after “them.” What would I do when they left home?
God spoke to me three things, and like a good little type A personality, I made a list:
1) Become a trained Precept Inductive Bible study teacher
2) Attend “She Speaks,” the Proverbs 31 Ministries conference for speakers, leaders, and writers; and
3) Learn Spanish.