Recently, I’ve stepped into the role of co-coordinator for my local MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group. Planning the meetings for the year and taking a deeper look at the theme of “Be You Bravely” has inspired me to do just that. Growing up, I was often told that I was a leader, but I didn’t believe it. I would rather sit back and listen, just be a spectator, rather than stand up in front of people. It’s not that I don’t want the responsibility, it’s that I feel like I have so much on my plate already and I can’t handle anything else with my 4 children under 5. Or, I am simply afraid to speak.
During the summer, I volunteered to plan the creative activities and as I met with the leadership team, I realized that not everyone on the team had the same vision for the group as I did or that of MOPS international. So, out of passion for what MOPS is about, leading moms to Jesus, whether they know him or not, I found myself in the coordinator position. This scares me…a lot. But at the same time, it has brought me so much joy and freedom. When we step out in faith and do what Christ has called us to do, yes, it can be a little (or a lot) scary, but it brings so much joy to be right in the center of God’s will. That’s what being me bravely is. It is bravely following Jesus wherever He takes me. He is my courage and my strength.