One of the greatest privileges of our LeadHer National Team is to share the beautiful stories of women who have suffered, survived and chosen to live with intention to impact the world around them. One of these incredible women is one of our newest Seattle Coordinators, Kellyann.
“In December of 2008 my mom died suddenly. The impact to my world was catastrophic and it sent me into a tailspin that started with, “God, I don’t want you in my life in any way, shape or form. You are screwing everything up and I want to go it alone.” This darkness coupled with being an extremely functional alcoholic led to an arrest in April 2011 on a suspicion of a DUI. God was talking and I was starting to listen but I hadn’t fully turned around at that time. A few months later, November 2011, I was having some health problems with my heart and I was terrified. I cried out to God to rescue me and His reply a plea to give Him my life 100%. So, I made a decision to turn my life over to God completely, every single aspect of my life; I ended relationships, walked away from alcohol and dove fully into God. I’m so thankful to say that I haven’t had a drop of alcohol since 11/10/11!!
Lead Her gives me an opportunity to encourage women and to be encouraged myself. I’ve had numerous instances in my life where I could have felt disqualified to ever serve God in any capacity and yet, the exact opposite has happened. By giving my life to God fully, He has healed me of shame, renewed my spirit and called me into amazing ministries. I wrote my first book this year, Reliant and have heard these humbling comments from people who have read it and felt God working in their lives. God has placed me in leadership in our women’s ministries at church and in the community. God will not disqualify us if we lay our lives at His feet and ask for forgiveness. He will use our stories to bring glory to Him! Lead Her allows me that opportunity to speak into women’s lives God’s encouragement and love, but personally, it also fills me up so that I have more to pour out on the world around me.”
What have you believed disqualifies you from making a difference? Do not let circumstances be an excuse to step out and make an impact. God’s heart is to use every piece of you to bring Him glory.