What the Enemy Meant For Evil….

….God has redeemed in my life for good.

It occurred to me in the last few days that I have written very little about the ministry we do, through Faith Girls Unleashed. I have referred to it, and written a bit about it, but I have not shared about upcoming conferences, or what they are about. So, today I will share a bit of the ‘how we got here’, as well as posters and brochures for an upcoming event.

About ten years before we launched Faith Girls Unleashed, the ministry took shape in my heart, in a way that I could define it for Tim. Tim immediately blessed the vision, but said the time is not right. For the next ten years I waited, prayed, fought a little–with God and with Tim–and waited some more. During the waiting time, not too many days went by, that I didn’t think about it. Even less weeks. And very few months, if any. Not a year went by that the dream did not pursue my heart, and my heart the dream.

In March of 2010, I attended a Beth Moore Conference. Her theme was God doing a new thing, and that Friday and Saturday God did a new thing. He did numerous new things in me. But they had nothing (obvious) to do with my ministry dream.

The following morning I woke up early, with a sense of expectation, hope and purpose. Almost immediately I knew what it was. I propped myself up on Tim’s chest and asked, “Are you ready for me to do this thing?”

“Yes,” he said. No questions. No, “the time isn’t right” or “not yet”. Just a simple yes. I was sure he had no idea what my question meant. It was early, and I had just awakened him. (I learned something that morning about asking your husband for things. Way early in the morning, before their eyes can handle the light, that’s the best time to ask.)

“Do you even know what I’m talking about?” I asked.

“Yes.”

“So it’s okay if I talk to our church leaders?”

“Yes.”

I went into momentary shock. I had spent ten years waiting, praying, fighting and waiting. And during that time God had said, “Wait. When Tim says ‘yes’, that is the time to move. I will bless you.” I had told Tim that… and eventually regretted it because it meant I couldn’t push too hard. I had to wait. But in that moment when Tim said ‘yes’ three times, I knew it was right.

God reminded me then of His promise to bless what we do, if I would wait for Hist time, and He has, He does, and He will. There are times we would have lost serious money on an event, and last-minute a donor wrote a cheque for $1000 or more, covering the costs.

We are a ‘young’ ministry, and it takes a lot of faith from day-to-day, event to event, but I always go back to God’s promise that in His time He will bless what we do. This gives me confidence to follow Him, and do what He calls me to do, even when my humanity screams, ‘it’s not possible’.

I thank God for redeeming, in my life and our ministry, the things the enemy meant for destruction, those many years ago. It is an honour to serve Him!

If you are in the Canton area the weekend of October 12 & 13, we would love to have you join us for the Set Free To Dance Conference, with our Faith Girls Unleashed Ministry team. For topic and conference details see the poster and brochures below, or visit http://www.faithgirlsunleashed.com/events_3.html. The early bird deadline ended September 22, however, I have left it active so that, if any of my readers are available and interested in attending, you may register at the early bird rate until this weekend, September 30, 2012.

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2 thoughts on “What the Enemy Meant For Evil….

  1. jritterbrunsonean September 26, 2012 / 10:56 pm

    Thank you for sharing that. I have been trying to expand my ministry to children for many years. I have a curriculum for single-parent children and a ministry to help children learn the biblical principles to prevent addiction. It wasn’t time either. Suddenly I have a committee of women to help me and the possibility of getting into inner-city schools. It is all in God’s timing. This could grow so fast that my next prayer will be to have the faith that He will come through with the people and resources. Praise God for out problems that lead to blessings.

    • Trudy Metzger September 27, 2012 / 4:14 pm

      That’s really sweet! God’s dreams are always bigger, better and more effective. My faith is, at times, weaker than I wish for it to be. But if I could see my way through it all the time, it wouldn’t really be faith after all, would it? 🙂 Blessings in your ministry!

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