I’m in Heaven. I’m surrounded by women running after their dream. Who get me. Who listen, and who I love to listen to…
We all need that, don’t we?
I remember a year ago walking away from a conversation heavy hearted.
“You must not love your husband very much.”
Ouch. The comment was in response to an excited announcement that I was joining the Proverbs 31 Ministries team, a strong group of woman who speak, write, and serve women across the nation. It was an answer to prayer. I was flying solo and needed some others to fly along with.
“I love my husband and family very much,” I said gently in response.
But I knew there was no need to debate or try to prove a point. I wanted to say that I’m home 20+ days every month. 24/7 working in my home office, loving on my family, hanging out with my very cool husband. That if I worked in the corporate world it wouldn’t be one weekend or possibly even two at the most away, but every day. Long hours. That I was home more than any person I knew. That my husband and children are my biggest encouragers and cheerleaders.
But again, I kept silent. Sometimes it’s just best that way.
Today I’m at She Speaks, and I’ve listened as women shared their own dreams: To share Christ. To take their stories and come alongside others to help them as they wrestle the tougher issues of life. To pray. To minister to all types of people in a thousand different ways. I’ve worked for two days with the rest of the team as we have been challenged to do what we do with excellence and integrity and covered by prayer.
I needed that.
I will always be grateful for friends at home who pray, for children that call to say “I’m praying for you this weekend, mom!” and for a pastor and church that encourage me, but I hold back a piece of my heart back home in many ways. Not because they don’t care, but because I don’t want their eyes to glaze over because as I talk “shop”.
What is your dream? Who do you get to talk about it with? Who is your encourager?
Maybe today it can be me. Run, girl, run! Listen to what God is saying and take one baby step toward His voice and direction.
I believe in you.