Next week, I’m starting school again.
The first time I went through Bible College, I looked at the public speaking class they offered, and said to myself, I’ll never need that! At the time I was shy, quiet, and very fearful. I could not imagine myself speaking in public. So, I graduated without taking that class.
I think God wanted to laugh right away…. come to find out, I was speaking publicly at my graduation! I prayed in tongues until he gave me what to say, and then, when it came time to step on that platform I said,”It’s all you God, I know I can’t do this myself.” That night I received many comments about how great my speaking was, I knew God had been with me.
Then, a few years later, my husband and I began teaching the Cleansing Stream class. The first time I spoke, I wrote it out and read it. The second time was a little more speaking but with lots of notes. Each time I spoke, it was with less time to prepare. Each time I relied on God to help me speak for Him and do his work, and each time, He was faithful to come through.
But I knew I still needed help. I should have taken that class.
About a year and a half ago I emailed the school asking when they would have it again, and they said they would make a note that I wanted to take it. In November I got the call, if I was still interested they were having the class starting in January. I could come and take it at a special price for Alumni.
I’ve registered, paid, ordered my books. I’ve been looking forward to this. It’s so close, I’m starting to get a littler nervous. I know it will be a place for me to stretch and grow, and I know I will learn a lot, coming away with greater confidence and knowledge on public speaking.
As I step back on campus in January, I bet God’s going to smile. I know I am. Never say never, it might make God laugh:)
God Bless you in this coming new year!