Day 183 in my challenges as I try to change before meeting Mickey in October (8 months and 6 days to go)
I have made a habit out of hiding behind my weight. I would participate in some activities; however, I would, in general, try to avoid leadership positions. But I am taking a huge first step to turn that around. I have volunteered to lead our Women’s Retreat at church in April. I have two distinct feelings about this. (1) I am excited at the thought of experiencing this retreat with our ladies. It’s called Cafe Chocolat. It will be a study on the extravagant grace of God. AND (2) I am absolutely terrified at the prospect of “the buck stopping here.” I am asking women to pay $35 for fellowship, worship, Bible study and lunch. This will inevitable drive me to my knees in prayer. “Help, me, Jesus!
My plan for today was to get a complete overview of the retreat by re-reading all the materials. And then to start formulating plans to implement the retreat. So I did. It took me approximately four hours to get through it all. I came away (1) excited and (2) overwhelmed. but mostly excited. This will be a wonderful retreat if the women will embrace it, AND we get chocolate. Just a little, but enough to feel a bit pampered. (And I hope to find good sugar-free chocolate for those of us who are avoiding the white stuff.)
So here’s to the new me: the person who welcomes the challenges that God sends my way and even thanks Him for those challenges. 🙂
Meet you at the Kingdom!