I was always the ‘back row’ girl, quiet and shy!
Did I ever enjoy piano performance? Was I delighted to answer teacher’s question? Was I eager to ask questions when confused? Was I ever willing to lead a group of friends in high school?
I was always the girl in the back row doubting my ‘skill’ set and afraid of stepping out of my comfort zone.
Just like when Moses doubted himself, “Moses said to the Lord, “Pardon your servant, Lord. I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue.””
Exodus 4:10 NIV
Because my speech was delayed until age four, I always struggled with fluency and articulation of speech then.
I never thought I had the courage to master two languages, develop leadership skills much less be licensed in two States and be Board Certified today!
I steadily developed one skill at a time; an ability to express ideas to large groups, generate profitable outcomes, problem-solve and facilitate team discussions just to highlight a few. Our skills and talents are sharpened everyday as long as we are willing to embrace change.
We just need to step out of our comfort zones, move to the front row, believe and trust in the Lord.
Our Lord will equip us along the way. Just like He equipped Moses so he could confront Pharaoh; both assistance and resources were provided.
God will do the same for the two of us!
Perseverance, optimism, and Faith are undeniably key ingredients for a brighter spotlight!
Take courage, take a step forward, find your front row seat, and be ready to make a difference.
Don’t be a back row girl!