Have Faith the Size of a Mustard Seed. God Will Work It Out for the Greater Good
By joaynn510 on February 27, 2014
Sometimes in the journey we have to walk alone, with no distractions to hear from God. He needs our full attention, to reveal his plan to us. Be willing to pay attention, to discern the plan God is preparing towards your destiny.
Joyce Meyer held a free conference in my city last week and when I received the email I sat and wondered how I would get there. I wanted so badly to be in attendance because I had never seen her in person but only by television during her Everyday Enjoying Life segments and because I do not drive at the moment, I didn’t have a clue as to what to do.
About two days before the event, I rattled my brains to see how I would do it. I checked the website for days times and saw there were four: Thursday at 7 pm, Friday at 10 am, and Saturday at 10 am and 7 pm. I thought, "The night sessions would be too late during the week to ask my friends to take me who I sometimes ride with to church or my children because they would be at work and would not be able to take me during the morning sessions. But something would not let me rest."
When I saw the 10 am session I was ecstatic! I thought “I can do this” and began to put a plan into action. I would catch the bus. Now the bus ride is about one hour away from where I live but it didn’t matter. I can sit sometimes for an hour before my symptoms flare up, and the distance to transfer from one bus to another was minimal. I mapped out a plan. I woke up about 5:30 the next morning, got dressed, and asked my daughter to drop me off at the bus stop around 7:00 am to make it there at least by 8:30 so I can get a seat since we were advised to arrive at least two hours early.
When I got there, I wasn’t sure where to sit so I asked one of the volunteer ushers if the seats in front were available. He said some were reserved but he had one seat left if I wanted it. At first I was hesitant because I wanted to be right in the middle of the arena so I could see Ms. Meyer and feel like the people I have always watched in the audience when watching her show. Silly me…. well, after a few seconds of thinking about it, I jumped at the chance and was led to my seat.
Blessed! I sat in the second row from the front, four seats from the end to the left and two seats to the right of staff members of Joyce Meyer Ministries. I saw cameras everywhere and wondered if I would be on any of them. Not really….. None of that mattered and was not important to me. The most important thing for me that day was how grateful I was to God that I stepped out on faith and followed his lead. Glory!
The session was amazing! I praised, worshiped, and cried. I thanked God for bringing me this far alone. As I began to think about the many times I became frustrated at my inability to attend conferences such as this because I couldn’t get there only to wish I could, I realized God needed to get me alone to show me his power to know it would work out for my good. He knows my heart and my desire to serve him in a greater capacity than what I am accustomed to. He knows what I can and cannot do. Thankful he knew and showed me what to do.
God needed to take me out of my comfort zone, remove the fear I have lived with for some time, and get me alone to show me what he’s preparing ahead for me in the midst of the storm. Being able to get out of my bed and get there in spite of my suffering was just the beginning. It felt so good to be out on my own doing what I love to do, giving honor, praise and glory to God outside of where I have become comfortable.
On my way home, deep inside I felt as though my life changed that day. God moved in a mighty way. I no longer was afraid to step out of what was unfamiliar to me and I did what I thought was impossible because I trusted God’s leading.
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