On Thursday I had opportunity to speak before the TOPS Club in Green Mountain Falls, Colorado about Higher Power Over Food. TOPS is an acronym for Take Off Pounds Sensibly. The clubs offer weight-loss support and wellness education. I felt privileged that the members were welcoming me to speak.
While driving to the meeting place, I had my usual pre-talk jitters: would my radical message be accepted or even understood; will I be able to speak without being tongue tied; will I ever be comfortable at public speaking?
I believe that what I teach is the purpose God has for me in this world, which is why I am willing to step outside my comfort zone. Perhaps you, too, have a message to deliver and like me experience the challenges of getting it across.
There are times when things can be accomplished by mere human effort and there are times when divine help is needed. I needed divine help NOW, and I made my call: “God, if this is what you want me to do, I am getting out of your way. I need you to speak through me, so that I express your words clearly and confidently. And, I need the people to accept and understand your message.”
I had made this request before but apparently not with such passion, because this time it worked! I was calm and clear and the audience understood what I had to say. I felt I had finally gotten a message out that will change the lives of those who have ears to hear. It was such a rewarding experience that I am now pursuing public speaking.
Here is my decree that came from this life lesson. I share it, should it serve you:
I AM ALLOWING GOD TO SPEAK THROUGH MY VOICE, NOW.
Now that I found my real voice, I am seeking speaking engagements. Please check out Higher Power Over Food on my web site. If it is a fit for your club or organization, let me know and we can arrange a time for me to speak before your group.