I just wanna testify…
Today has been a big day for me. For the first time ever, I’ve been given a full access pass to a legislature/parliament precinct. It came courtesy of an MP who wanted to make my life easier in Ottawa. I am very grateful.
The pass gives me access… it allows me to place my foot in every hallway and office that will open it’s door to me. And because I believe that God really is giving me every place I set my foot, this pass is symbolic of God’s faithfulness and his ‘making a way’ for me.
I don’t feel like I’ve reached the pinnacle of my journey, there’s still so much to do, but it feels like by God’s grace, I’ve reached a marker today.
Leading Influence began as ‘the idea that wouldn’t go away’ almost 16 years ago. To say I went running towards God’s plan would be a lie. There were heel marks in the sand and He used a series of painful experiences to make obedience very appealing to me.
The cost has been enormous. I spent 4 years commuting to Toronto for 2/3 weeks at a time to establish the ministry at Queens Park. It was hard to be away from home, but that sacrifice is paying huge dividends today. God is always faithful!
Today has given me time to reflect on the lessons I’ve learned on this journey.
I’ve watched God make something out of nothing. I’ve learned that nothing is impossible. I’ve learned that there’s more power in an obedient yes than there is in all of the obstacles that I’ve seen along the way.
I’ve learned that waiting time isn’t wasting time and that God works on His timetable as opposed to mine. (I spent my first 8 years wondering if this was ever going to be more than me in BC.)
I’ve learned that the road forward is to add people to your team that are brighter and better than you are.
I’ve learned that God is good … and merciful and generous and faithful beyond anything that I could ask or imagine or think!
I’ve learned that the dreams God puts in our hearts bring us unfathomable joy if we are willing to pursue what He puts before us.
Testimony done… someone can take up the offering! 🙂