She looked pretty normal – kind of like me.
She came out onto the stage in front of 15,000 people with confidence, yet such a humble spirit.
She told her story about how she simply went abroad to Asia at 23 years old to study and learn a different language.
What happened….she never saw coming.
A woman trapped in slavery needed help.
What could she do? She had no idea. She couldn’t NOT help.
And in that moment Red Oak Ministries was born.
I sat in the closing ceremony of our annual real estate conference – the Inspirational Breakfast – with tears flowing down my face. I was amazed at how her story was living proof we serve a God who can plop us right into the midst of our purpose – something we don’t even see coming! Yet – He can use us in amazing ways to change lives, to give freedom and hope – through Christ.
Her story stirred something inside me.
I sat and thought, “God – do that for me! Put me EXACTLY where You want me to be – doing EXACTLY what you’ve called me to do. Help me change the world and build Your Kingdom. No matter what I have planned, Lord show up in crazy unexpected ways in my life!”
I don’t want my life to be wasted.
God doesn’t pick special skillful people, He picks willing vessels.
I’m willing, Lord. Here I am. Use me.
I trust You, Lord – and I know You have a plan, even if it seems delayed. You gave me this verse long ago and Your Word promises me the vision will happen.
Until then, I will carry on and be patient. Amen!
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