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!
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! There were lots of different things they were giving away, but mine was exactly what I needed.
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.