When I heard the words called to, the first thing that popped into my head was to share the Gospel. The Lord has placed a desire in me to share the Gospel with others and to share what He has done in my life. When I first came to the Lord, I didn’t think I was the most confident person, but I continued to attend church and continued to read the word of God and the more that I allowed God to work on me, the more I began to trust in the journey and the process I had to go through. I never thought that anyone would even want to hear what I wanted to say. I definitely did not feel qualified to share the Gospel – especially after having a failed marriage, an abortion and being a single mom. In my mind, I was thinking that in order to share the Gospel, you had to have it together .
I did not realize it at the time, but the enemy would say things like, ‘Look at you – how can you tell anyone about the Lord? Your life is messed up, and you’d better not share your story. People are going to judge you and they will look at you as if you are still that same person.’ He even said, ‘You are saved now – all you have to do is just attend church but don’t even bother to read the Bible. You would never understand it.’
One of the first Scriptures that I ended up memorizing was Proverbs 3:5-6. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding and acknowledge Him in all your ways and he will direct your path.” I was complete when I was able to remember this Scripture.
I began to realize that the enemy was a liar and started to step out in some ways. I started by first bringing my 2 daughters to church and then I decided to believe God for a car and when he blessed me with the car, I made a decision that I would bring anyone who wanted to come. So I began to bring my nieces to church as well, and then I started telling my co-workers and they began to come. The more I practiced inviting people, the stronger I became and the more I began to have a God-confidence and I started to invite my cousins and the people in stores, supermarkets and malls, and ultimately every where I could.
Today I am a pastor’s wife. I love people – all people. I love to speak into peoples lives and see them come into all that God has for them. I love to come alongside people and help them fulfill their God-given destiny. I have been given the humbling opportunity to speak at women’s conferences and youth conferences and retreats. I get great joy in seeing other people sharing the love of God.