This blog will not be long, I promise you! I decided to speak again on the Shawn Fair Leadership Tour! It was once again, an amazing experience. I met some powerful people and received exposure on internet TV! No one but God allowed me to have this opportunity, not once but twice. Thank you, Jesus!
I remember sitting in the audience and occasionally glancing at the speaker's schedule. I relaxed back in the seat because I was about seven speakers away from gracing the stage. As I applauded the last speaker, up walks Jermaine Stanley and I sat straight up in my seat. Wait, he wasn't next. I scanned the list and discovered they had skipped four speakers and I was almost due on stage. I immediately rushed to the sound booth and found out; some speakers were moved to the evening show. My heart dropped to the bottom of my high-heeled shoes, because this meant that my wait time had been shortened. This would have been okay if I was standing in a grocery line, but now I had to hurry up and get ready for the stage. I hurriedly received instructions, was given a mike and sent down the aisle. Now, I was in a different position. I was no longer watching others speak, I was next for the opportunity to speak.
As I was walking on stage, I heard the crowd cheer me on and I felt a spirit of acceptance flowing from the audience. As I delivered my speech, my legs were shaking on the inside but God was doing a work IN me. For someone, who grew up always bullied and talked about as a youth, to stand in front of a room full of people and feel accepted was big for me. It was the love and acceptance from the crowd that was overwhelming. For once I was included instead of being excluded. I was part of the in crowd, I fit in and I wasn't the underdog anymore. I felt like hugging everyone in the room. Truly, this was the best day of my life.
So here are the points I want you to take away from my story:
God can accelerate you in a blink of an eye. You can go from observing others doing what you desire to do, to doing what you have been ordained to do!
Be prepared for your next!
God can redeem your pain. One moment of acceptance, can heal you from years of rejection!
Do it afraid.
God can thrust you into your next and then give you the resources to be successful.
Alright, until next time, Be Blessed!
-Your favorite Ruby Girl