Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Be Ready or Get Ready

A couple weeks ago, after the first Planned Parenthood sting video was released by The Center for Medical Progress, an opportunity arose for me to talk on a radio station. This particular station is part of a popular conservative news site and they were looking for a young post-abortive woman to share.

A lady I know in the pro-life movement/post-abortion ministry thought of me and asked if I'd be interested in sharing. Honestly, my first immediate thought was saying that no, I was not interested, because it was an extremely intimidating thought!

But, then after thinking about it for about 30 seconds, I said that yes, I was definitely interested. They took my information and over the next hour or so, I was nervous thinking about the possibility of a radio interview, but I was preparing in my mind about what to say, what I might possibly be asked, etc. I went from being nervous to having confidence mixed in there. ;)

Anyways, after a while, I got a follow-up email saying that I was unfortunately bumped from the show because there were too many guests in the queue.

I share all this to say that even though my first reaction was fear, anxiety, nervousness, and wanting to run the opposite direction, I chose to say yes. God spoke to me that I need to be ready to speak whenever He opens up a door of opportunity for me to do so. I ask Him what I can do to be a voice for the voiceless ones, and if He directly shows me what to do, I need to submit myself and walk in obedience.

Not only that, but I also need to rest assured that He will give me what I need... the confidence, the words, etc. It might be scary to me, but He is not intimidated by it and will provide what I need to do what He's asking of me.

It also meant a lot to me that I was thought of as a potential person to share.

BE READY, with whatever God is asking of you... and if you're not ready yet, GET READY. Educate yourself on what is going on so that you will be ready to speak. This not only applies to abortion, but whatever it is God is asking you to speak out on.

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