Saturday, February 9, 2013

     In over my head....again. With an unquenchable desire to take a group of teenage girls and their moms to Seattle for the Revolve Tour conference, I've plotted and planned. The hotel is booked (2 actually, just in case one falls through). Three fundraisers are in the works, each one intended to be a fun and useful service to others. Hopefully, that makes them a win-win for everyone.

    Next weekend is our first fundraiser ~ a 50s Diner and Sock Hop, though I don't anticipate much Sock Hopping. 240 Bottles of Coke have been purchased, the menu drawn up, prices determined. We will have some fun photo props, and the girls are planning to dress up in 50s fashion to serve the tables. All is going smoothly. So the problem?

     It is not uncommon for me to fall on my face when trying to tackle a large task. I once planned a wedding reception, and forgot to buy food. The day before, my mom called to see how things were coming along. "What! Amy, you are having eighty people for dinner tomorrow!" Well, yeah, but my house was really clean.

     Therein lies my insecurity. I have these great big ideas, but flop on the follow through. Someone always has to save me, swooping in to rescue my dream of a job well done. While I am grateful for these saves, they can be embarrassing. I think to myself... I can't do it. I should stop trying.

     Why do I keep trying? Because if I work at it, learning as much as I can along the way, I am bound to succeed. Forcing myself to perform outside of my comfort zone develops skills and experience I would never gain otherwise. Then there's that awesome promise that God's power is perfected in weakness, and I am counting on that this spring.

     Do you ever force yourself to develop a skill you aren't good at?


  1. The art of getting big projects done is the skill of learning to delegate jobs to those who want to help. Once you learn to delegate, that leaves you in the position to make a checklist and then check to make sure everyone did their part. You came up with the idea, planned the events, and now you need to learn to delegate. You do not need to do everything! That is why people offer to help, use their help and learn to delegate!! Lots of love to you! Aunt Katrina

  2. Thank you, Katrina! I am learning to recognize the needs for carrying out an event, and that has made a big difference. There are so many wonderful people willing to help out. You are right, it's a lot about knowing what needs done and filling job positions.