I'm in New York City. My Aspire Women's Event touring team that I have been a part of from the beginning is heading to Florida without me.
It seems so weird to say that. Over the past five years and 93 events that we have done, I have missed two.
When we started in 2014, we did one event in Phoenix, AZ. In 2015, we did four and in 2016 we jumped to a whopping 12 events in one year. Little did we know that in 2017 the Lord would send us to 26 different cities and last year in 2018, we visited 41 cities.
Now in 2019, I have visited 9 cities and we are on pace to hit 70 cities this year. Crazy!! But, this year is different. As we are growing, so are the demands and so are the open doors. While we have had a rotating lineup of speakers and comedians, the one constant has been the host and worship leader, me.
This year we are adding new worship leaders and musical artists. For me, it's a blessing to know that someone else can step in as God sends us out to reach more people. It's also a blessing to know that I don't have to do it all and the tour can go on without me, if I am not available on a certain day.
However, if I'm being completely honest, there is a part of me that feels like a mother sending her baby off to college for the first time and it kind of stings.
As a mother you are there from the start; you hear the first words, you see the first steps. You are a part of the learning to walk, fall and getting back up that happens as one grows. You pour your heart into that child so that one day it can stand on its own. Then, you step back and watch all that you have given do what God has intended for it to do from the beginning...glorify the Lord and be a light for Jesus Christ.
Yet, even as you step back, it can still be difficult to watch your child go out on its own and fly without you. Mostly because you love it so much and don't want anything to happen to your baby. But you know that for the sake of many, you must let it go otherwise you just stand in the way.
That's how I feel about this weekend. I know that as the Lord grows what we are doing, I must release it and let it fly without me. I know the foundation has been laid, the ministry is strong and Jesus reigns over it...not me...JESUS!
I am thankful for this weekend away with my husband in New York because he is my first calling, but also because I get to see something that I have poured my heart into flourish, not because of me, but because of what Jesus has done and will do through the ministry of Aspire Women's Events.
So, if you are in the West Palm Beach area, or know someone that is there is an AMAZING event going on. You will laugh, learn and worship. You will be filled and I would love for you to see our team while they are in the area!!
Don't get any crazy ideas. I'm not going anywhere and I will be back, fully rested and ready to go next weekend!! But, until then...
You can get more info at www.aspirewomensevents.com
A collection of writings from a life based on the truth that about midnight anything can happen.
As an imperfect servant of the Lord, I often feel I am fumbling my way through life, looking upward for guidance and outward to love. So, I write about it, to break up the noise in my head.