A while ago, the Holy Spirit placed a sense of urgency in my spirit to address this gender based violence issue within our country.
I spent time praying about the issue to seek guidance from the Lord on what He needs me to do. It was then laid on my heart that a panel discussion with female judges, policewomen, pastors, psychologists, doctors and survivours needs to take place.
My mind instantly thought, "Lord, how can I pull such an event off? All I have is my testimony." I wrote down some ideas and said, "Lord I'm available for You to use me, please just guide me." A while after that, I didn't receive much direction or strategy regarding that matter but I kept believing that God will give me strategy at the right time. Much later, I recieved a call and I was invited to be a speaker at a gender based violence awareness event.
The event will be attended by members of the judiciary, prosecutors, saps, government officials, psychologists, doctors, scholars and organisations that work with victims of gender based violence. And this event will be hosted as a panel discussion.
Right then I was in complete awe of our Lord's Goodness. The event, I thought I'd have to plan, God already made provision for. All He needed was what was in my hands... My testimony and my faith in Him.
I realised that God's plans and thoughts for my life far exceeds my own. So many times we limit ourselves based on our own thoughts and plans for ourselves and we fail to realise that we serve a Mighty God that is not limited to our thinking.
This past Friday, His plan for me was not to be an organiser of an event but rather to be a voice for millions of women across our beloved country. He has tasked me to share my story that thousands of victims and survivours face and relate to on a daily basis. By sharing, those present have learnt to do better and be better as they serve the women of our country.
Always remember that the purpose God has for your life is never for your benefit, but for the benefit of others. God's purpose for your life is always greater than you and always exceeds what you had in mind for yourself. Continue to trust in Him and seek His wisdom and guidance🖤🖤🖤 - 5 hours ago