There are so many nuts and bolts things I could have shared with her from my years of trial and error as a speaker. Funny stories and sad ones. Expectations exceeded and others dashed.
But I wanted her to know that where she is right now and what God is doing in her life right where she is is the training ground for what she is called to speak before other people.
Jesus, the Good Shepherd, leads us along through different life circumstances. From those places where we struggle and question and spread our weak wings we find Him in a deep new, way. We discover our own God story of His love and faithfulness.
Recognizing where He has met us is what we have to see before we can carry His light of hope to others.
Now, that’s powerful speaking. 🙂