Have You Ever Been Given A Sign?

If you have been following me from the beginning, you know that I NEVER intended to have a blog. I didn’t want or need anything else to do. In fact, I was scaling back this year so that I could spend more time at our new to us home. Apparently God had another plan.

I started feeling like I was supposed to start a blog to help encourage other moms and families. My husband is always very supportive, and if God says it, then he helps prod me in the right direction if I am not following what God asks quickly enough. I love him for that!

So my bloggy adventure began. I am not a half way kind of girl. When I jump in, I jump in with both feet and submerge myself in it till I know as much as humanly possible. I started attending Twitter parties, Facebook parties, and reading every single blog I could find. Within my first month of blogging, I won a ticket to a blogging conference. I was so excited!

We grabbed one of our favorite traveling companions….coffee!

So last weekend, I loaded up my family and headed to my very first conference. I am not good at these types of things. I am better stuck behind my laptop talking to people through chats and Twitter than I am face to face. So needless to say, I was a nervous wreck. I was in full sponge mode, soaking up as much as I could. I learned a lot. However, I started to get overwhelmed. Here I was in a room with bloggers who were so much bigger than mine, and I started comparing and sizing myself up to everyone else. Suddenly I was feeling like a very small fish in a very big ocean.

So I decided to pray, right there in my seat. I told God I could really use a sign of some sort. It didn’t need to be a flaming bush, but anything would be great. Please Lord just let me know this is what I am supposed to be doing. Let me know that I am not wasting my family’s time and resources. You know what happened? God gave me a sign! At the end of the conference, they were drawing names for doorprizes. My name was called! ┬áThere were lots of different things they were giving away, but mine was exactly what I needed.

From Red Letter Words. Isn’t it perfect?!

As I brought my precious gift back to my seat, I knew with all my heart this is exactly what I am supposed to be doing! Isn’t it just like God to come to my level, to help me, and guide me when I need a little shove?

I realize that His speaking to me should be enough, and it is! Sometimes though, it is a HUGE blessing to have that extra assurance.

 

Share and Enjoy

  • RSS
  • Email
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Pinterest
  • Google Plus
  • Add to favorites

About Heather

I am a wife of 12 years to my best friend, mom to 5 incredible little ones, and a daughter of the King! Join me on my journey as I strive to serve the Lord with all my heart and live my life to the fullest!

6 Responses to Have You Ever Been Given A Sign?

  1. Blessed Mama August 31, 2012 at 6:42 pm #

    <3 it! What an awesome sign!
    And one you can refer back to regularly :)

    • Heather September 1, 2012 at 10:56 am #

      It is right where I can see it in my office. It is a great reminder!

  2. Alicia Helsley September 1, 2012 at 12:52 am #

    Yes! I think meeting you was a sign to do more with my blog. ;)

    • Heather September 1, 2012 at 10:55 am #

      Aww Thanks! It’s fun to know another blogger so close :)

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. Mamas Write Check-Up & Giveaway Winner - November 8, 2012

    [...] Look for a follow-up email with more information. If you haven’t read Heather’s post, Have You Ever Been Given a Sign?, be sure to check it out. It’s a wonderful testimony of how God hears and answers our calls [...]

  2. Red Letter Words Giveaway - December 14, 2012

    [...] very first time I was introduced to Red Letter Words, I was in love! I was given this amazing piece at the Mamas Write conference I attended in [...]

Leave a Reply