The last day and a half had been a whirlwind for Jayda. Jayda had reconciled her relationship with Jesus, held a long conversation with Kristin discussing all that it meant to live in the Light, and had participated in all the events the conference had to offer. By the end of Saturday, Jayda was tired, but she was at peace with her Heavenly Father.
As Jayda prepared for her talk that she would give Sunday night, Jayda knew she could no longer speak on the subject she had prepared to share: Shadows- How to find Joy in the Dark.
Jayda began to earnestly pray and seek out what God wanted her to speak on. She read various passages of Scripture and searched out many different Bible verses. However, none of it seemed right.
Sunday afternoon came, and Jayda’s anxiety began to rise. Thoughts of failure and fear swirled around in her mind. Her eye began to twitch and she was once again reminded of her past.
Shiloh and Jayda sat sipping coffee in the same coffee shop that Kristin and Jayda had met in only two days earlier.
“Your eye is twitching. Anything wrong?” Shiloh asked.
Jayda smiled. Her friend knew her all too well. “It seems like everything,” Jayda said with a sigh.
“Go on,” Shiloh probed.
“I have rededicated my life to Jesus, who is now my Light and Guide. I know I can not present what I originally planned to present tonight, so now I am struggling to know what to talk about.
I want my presentation to show others the Light, just as Kristin’s talk showed me the Light. I want it to be full of love and richness. I want it to be…Spirit led.” Jayda said the last part of her sentence as if the words were not her own.
“So, what should I do?” Jayda asked.
“Hmm.” Shiloh breathed as she took a sip of coffee. “Have you prayed about it?”
“More than ever!” Jayda exclaimed.
“Then all is as it should be.”
“What do you mean?”
“God is faithful. You now only need to wait on His timing. He will not leave you abandoned.”
Jayda nodded her head in agreement, but deep down she was an anxious mess.
When Jayda returned to her hotel room, she now only had three hours before her talk, and less than an hour before she had to leave for the conference.
Jayda decided to read the Bible. As she was pulling her phone out of her purse, a business card fell out and onto the floor. Jayda picked up the card wondering where she would have received a business card. As she read the name, she knew.
Jayda didn’t only know who the card belonged to, but she now knew what she was going to speak on.
To be continued…(Philippians 4:19-20)
Alyssa Rasor (and your Heavenly Father)