"So," she began, "what do you want to do with this heart of yours? I mean this heart you have for women?"
"She's already doing it," my husband stated with irritation.
I smiled at how he protects me.
"Well it's a pity you don't live overseas where we live," she said flippantly, "because equality and freedom for women has already been done. Here in South Africa where you are, you going to have to break ground, and that's gonna be tiring."
I was gob - smacked, as in still am. But it all comes down to perception and what you want to pursue in life. Yahweh my God has given me His heart to speak the truth, for now it's the truth that says woman, you are amazing! As in woman, when you live a surrendered life to Yeshua, He is gonna mould you, heal you through hard times and He is going to use you, can I get an amen!
But when I met my publicist this week for the first time, we started our coffee convo, with a little background about me. To market my work effectively of course she needs to know about me, so we began. With a little bit about my background and then my love to share unknown women's stories. Somehow in between the words, I share the conversation above with her, not realising perhaps, how it silently bothered me that someone could think purpose was something to be traded, for an easy life. The publisit frowned, "well that's precisely why you are here in South Africa, I mean there's already a flag on the moon, why do it again." She sat back confident in her conviction. Suddenly it was like a curtain went open and I could see the stage of truth. Super clear, I was relieved and the burden blew away like a leaf on the wind. "That's right," I nodded, "and I don't want to put my flag next to it."
For precisely what we are called for, is precisely what our hearts yearn for. Some choose easy over the work of worth. I see it often and it's comfortable. Yet, we all have to choose our own path in life and mine says, I don't want to choose easy, I want to choose the Perfect thing. I love doing something unique, breaking new ground, doing the new. Everything made sense in that moment and it makes sense still, so whatever you are doing today - no matter how hard, when its prefect purpose it's worth it, so keep going sister, we are behind you!