The Call. When God enters in with direction that changes everything.
I went for a hike up Mt. Yonah in North Georgia with my long time friend. She was out of shape and her weight had gotten way outta control. My weight was back in control, but the first time we climbed it, I was desperately losing control, that's me on the left as I began to withdraw into food and inactivity. Losing my focus and footing I tumbled into obesity once again. 5 yrs later I began to walk out of that inactive, depressing place that was not what God wanted for me. For over a year I walked out into a new day. Climbed the mountain a changed person (on the right)
While we hiked, I kept sensing I was going to see something. Boy did I. I saw her struggle, and felt the struggle deeply. I had come to the place in my life where I'd changed my food, it led to weight loss, but more than that, it had given me energy and confidence again. Oh how I wanted that for my friend. But silence was the order of the day, because she was angry. Angry the whole way. At the top...She whispered to herself, "I never thought I'd be here again"...and something was DEPOSITED in my spirit. A burden? A Call? A need to help others out of this place? I was unsure. I can only say that something was deposited deep with in me, and I came down that mountain changed. I was ripe for a call. I didn't want a call, but I will tell you I was aware God had moved me into an intersection with vision, mission and a call.
For probably 2 weeks, I walked around waiting for the deposit. It's how God works with me, my spirit knows something is coming. There was an unveiling coming. I could feel but I could not see.
I was sitting on the couch on a Saturday afternoon and I heard, "I want you to mentor others" My eyes FLEW open, I saw it! Clearly saw it, and started back peddling. "Oh no, no, no! I don't do people God! You know me. This is way too much"...Too late, the words has sunk in. They brought life and faith and even tho I wasn't wanting them, they changed everything.
I started pacing the room, writing down ideas as they came. My prayers were flying all over the place, "Ok, Lord, how? When? Where? WHO???" I went to Facebook, "I'm looking to mentor 3 people in 2016, to take them on a journey with weightloss. I crossed the bridge into my future! God had revealed enough and I stepped into a new thing.