Tuesday, March 06, 2012

I'm Speaking at a Women's Retreat in September

Have you ever decided to do something - a good thing, but when you got into it you realized the thing was harder than you imagined it would be? And even though you had previously decided to do it, you suddenly found yourself wanting to give up? Because it was so hard!

That scenario was the thing which inspired my speaking topic, "Don't Make Decisions While You're Running Uphill." I had decided to add a half mile to my running course, but the next morning - while I was running uphill - I just couldn't imagine going that additional distance. I thought, No. I'm not going to do it. Too hard!
However, before I came to the point of giving up, God spoke to my heart and I realized I couldn't make that decision while I was running uphill. It occurred to me when you're in the middle of a struggle - that is simply NOT the time to decide if you are going to quit. Because in the middle of the struggle quitting is always the only choice which seems to make sense. And it usually isn't the best choice. So was born "Don't Make Decisions While You're Running Uphill".

September 28-30, 2012 I am scheduled to speak on this topic at a women's retreat. The retreat will be held at Cran-Hill Ranch in Rodney, Michigan, and I am sooooo looking forward to it. We'll be talking about The Hill: How do you see your circumstance?, The Maker: How does God see your circumstance?, and The Decision: What will you do about your circumstance?

I am already praying for the women who will be there. Trusting God to prepare their hearts and to meet them at Cran-Hill. If you live in Michigan, or can get yourself here, I'd love to see you at the retreat!



Victoria said...

I love you and so needed this today! You're going to bless and be blessed and I'm excited about both!

Irritable Mother said...

Victoria - I'm glad this spoke to you. God is good!
Thanks for your encouragement. I love you, too!

Patricia/NYC said...

Oh, this is sooo true!!! My mom always taught me to "look ahead" when in the middle of a struggle, whatever it may be & that's what I do, I think to myself, "OK, in 1 hour this will be over & I will be ...(fill in the blank with favorite activity)" Always works for me! :) AND, I'm always glad I stuck it out! :)

The attendees at this retreat will be so blessed to hear you speak!!