Friday, September 27, 2013

8 C-Sections, my "adventure"?

Wednesday night at church in our adult small group, Pastor asked everyone to share an adventure from their lives. I'm getting used to this sort of thing even though I'm uncomfortable speaking in front of the group,("stage fright"). Even though I spent some teenage years running wild & could have probably thought of something exciting to tell, I immediately thought I was supposed to say "I had eight C-sections". I also knew right away that this wasn't an entertaining story & it wasn't exactly what Pastor had in mind, as his mood was "light & social". However, the thought that this was exactly what the Lord wanted me to share stubbornly stayed in my mind. So I did. I wasn't the only one who deviated from a light, entertaining story(which is okay...I'm not judging anyone!). There were a few solemn "adventures" shared, but most were on the lighter side. Honestly, I am still having negative thoughts pop in my mind regarding what other people might be negatively thinking thinking about my testimony. I also find myself questioning my motives. However, I have a strong feeling of confidence that God put that in my mind to share & it pleased Him, so who cares what anyone else or even myself thinks?  I can't even think of an appropriate scripture to go with this; children are a blessing from God & they are worth the pain they cause!    That's my story & I'm sticking to it!   Love & prayers, in Jesus, Cynthia

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad you did what you felt that God was telling you to do, Cynthia, even though it caused a struggle. I've had similar experiences in my life, and I've got to say that I've always regretted not doing what I felt God wanted me to more than I've regretted the negative thoughts I had after I did. Thank you for sharing, friend!