In life we have options every day and free will to make choices. I saw an option presented to me by being a friend of Coach Dar—Darleen Santore. Darleen is a life coach for people from all walks of life including professional athletes and music industry stars.
Darleen posted on Facebook that she was doing a retreat in Atlanta, Georgia at the Ritz Carleton resort on a lake. This retreat would include delicious meals, a one on one coaching session with Coach Dar and group creativity training with other coaches including….drum roll…. Grammy Award singer, Amy Grant! Amy would also be doing a live private concert to the 75 people attending the retreat!! And from pictures shown, it would happen during peak fall leaves in October!
When I saw this, I wanted to go in the worst way! My new friend Stormy Rose also is a huge fan of Amy Grant and would consider possibly going with me! It would be AMAZING! But it also would cost me about as much with traveling expenses as attending the Seize the Day Raise the C in ymCa Christian Conference in Orlando, Florida. When I saw this opportunity present itself, I hadn’t taken the leap of faith yet to go to Orlando.
I remember staring at my computer looking at both opportunities clicking on one and then clicking on the other. At the time, I didn’t have the funds to go to either one. And I truly wanted to go to both!
But as much as I wanted to go to the retreat with Coach Dar, I kept being pulled with a strong force to attend the Seize the Day Conference in Florida. I couldn’t shake it. I knew if I wanted to choose God’s will, I would have to follow Him to Florida. So I took the leap of faith to register for the Florida conference.
Something amazing happened to me the same weekend of Darleen’s retreat in Georgia. God gave me some huge gifts for following His will.
I am ashamed to say, I have always been afraid to give my will to God for fear it would mean my life would be more difficult but really, so far, it has been so much better. Stay tuned to future posts, that tell why God sent me to Seize the Day!