How unsearchable his judgements, and his paths beyond tracing out!
Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor?
Who has ever given to God, that God should repay him?
For from him and through him and to him are all things.
To him be the glory forever!
Guess who is going to the She Speaks conference in North Carolina this June.... YES, it would be little old me! No, I did not receive a check under my pillow (that would be the tooth fairy, not God) but I did receive what I believe are several answers to my prayer, which resulted in peace with the decision.
First of all I received encouragement and support from so many people. Several people I don't even know were praying over my decision! Many people shared scripture with me to determine God's will, others posted words on their blog that really spoke to my heart, and I picked up the book, "If You Want to Walk ON Water You Have To Get Out of The Boat" by John Ortberg. I had already read this once but Linda over at 2nd Cup of Coffee brought it back to my attention. What a great book to help get past fear!
Secondly, I discovered a couple of fellow bloggers I really enjoy who would be willing to share a room with me. And another blogging friend who is flying out of the same airport. Because one of my biggest fears was going alone, I am certain God placed these women in my life as a direct answer to prayer. Thank you ladies, you are my heaven sent angels!
Finally, I believe that God took my spirit of fear and replaced it with determination and anticipation. On Friday it looked like I wouldn't be able to go and I discovered I feared that more than I feared going! I realized how badly I wanted to be there.
So today, I did it. I am now registered for the conference and I am completely at peace with that decision. I am looking forward to this adventure and I can't wait to see what God has in store for me there! Now, I have to work on having patience because I can't wait for JUNE!
Thanks for all of your prayers and encouragement, I will try to stop being so needy now!!