November is a month of gratitude and giving thanks. As I sit back today, I am so filled with gratitude for all that the Lord has blessed me with.
A few years back, I remember looking at my life and all the lies of the enemy flooding my mind on how I was just a mom and I couldn’t do big things for God and that God couldn’t use me. My calling was being a mom and I was happy with that.
Now I love being a wife and mom. It is my highest honor. But I knew God had bigger things for my life.
Fast forward to a little over a year ago, God called me to start a podcast for moms where I would interview authors, friends, and speakers to help encourage moms in the journey of motherhood. I knew from experience that motherhood isn’t always an easy job and women need to be encouraged. So I started the Sunshiny Thoughts podcast which I really thought would just end up be me talking to myself each week. God had bigger plans.
Then He called me to write a book. I laughed at the idea as I had wanted to write a book before but with eleven children to care for, I didn’t have the time.
But after a broadcast with my friend Dana Adams, that vision became a reality and “How to Stop Believing the Lies of the Enemy and Start Believing the Truth of God’s Word” was written and published.
Then I decided to answer a post of my now friend Wendy Leppert on one of my favorite Christian Women Leaders groups to speak (I felt like Moses) at a local women’s workshop. I didn’t know what God had in store from that post. I taught a workshop on helping women not believe what the enemy says to them and got to help minister to people in other ways as well. What I envisioned as a small thing is now HUGE.
My point here is not to brag but to remind you when you say, YES TO GOD. He can use you right where you are. If you are a mom, a writer, a taxi driver, a teacher, GOD CAN USE YOU!!
My challenge today is to ask the Lord what He has for you today and pray God USE ME.