Sunday, March 21, 2010

Gulping Air

LoL--that's what I feel like I'm doing...gulping for air. This past week I've been pretty focused on my to-do list and working to meet deadlines. I submerged myself in a few things I need to write and it's going well, BUT that means that nothing else has gotten done...like putting up a new post here. =)

One of the things I worked on was my bio blurb for A Woman Inspired's marriage conference. Ay yi yi! Have you guys ever written a bio for yourself? It's not as easy as you'd think! (Okay, at least it isn't for me.) So, I did some research. Sounds good and logical, right? I read the bio blurbs of some of the other ladies that will be speaking at the conference. Man-oh-man but that did a number on me! While I'm really looking forward to hearing the message God has given them, I'm also really intimidated. Who am I that I should be speaking?

I mean, really. Who am I? If you look at my life from society's point-of-view, I'm not much. Two years of Bible college, no degree. I've worked in food service, as a check-out girl in the local grocery store, answered the phones and took phone orders, as a customer service clerk at a mail-order company, and a book-keeper. Quite the professional, eh? And that was all before I became a mom. Once the kids came along, I became a stay-at-home mom that morphed into a homeschooling mom.

So what do I put in a bio blurb that would give people confidence that I know what I'm talking about? Well, it's a marriage conference so my 20 years of marriage counts. But still...

Can you see how my thinking went? I was comparing myself to the others...and sinking fast. But God is so incredibly good! He quickly reminded me about something.
It's not about who I am
but rather about who He is.

Every time I begin to get rattled about stepping out of my comfort zone like this, God reminds of that. Focusing on who God is has given me air to breathe when I've been gasping and gulping for air. It's also stilled my knocking knees and given me courage and even clarity of thought.

“Who has made man's mouth? Or who makes him mute or deaf, or seeing or blind? Is it not I, the Lord? Now then go, and I, even I, will be with your mouth, and teach you what you are to say.” ~Exodus 4:11-12

It's not who we are, but who He is!
What a great, great God we serve!


4 comments:

  1. Peej - I know who you are. You're someone that isn't scared to dream big and follow through with those dreams. You're a great friend and you've taught us all so much. And you've even touched on our intimate lives in ways that's probably never been done before.

    The Peej I know is humble but we see her as God-confident. That's the Patty we know and love:)

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  2. I can so relate to what you shared. When I held my novel in my hands, the same thought settled in my brain. Who am I that this amazing dream happened for me?

    And I sense the Lord telling me that anybody can be somebody when they're willing to be a nobody for God.

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  3. Thank you for the encouraging word! Just what I needed to hear today!

    God bless!!

    Chris

    http://absolutely--positive.blogspot.com/

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  4. Wonderful! I hope I can remember this the next time I start looking at my own resume. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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