Philippians 3:12-14 (The Message Bible)

I'm not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don't get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I've got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I'm off and running, and I'm not turning back.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Peace! Be Still! (Mark 4:39)

I know Jesus was talking to the wind and the waves when he uttered this command....but today I need it to apply to the butterfly's in my stomach.
October 5th is finally here. I've known for about 2 months now that today would be the day that I would start "officially" teaching classes at the gym.
In August I told myself "oh don't worry about it until September. You have plenty of time to prepare."
In September I told myself "it's okay....don't fret. You have an entire month to get ready for this."
On October 1st I said "you still have a full 5'll be fine."
On October 3rd I said "just enjoy the weekend, you can spend all day Monday getting prepared."
On October 4th at 9 pm I said "OH CRAP! I HAVE LESS THAN 24 HOURS TO PREPARE!"
And we are on the morning of October 5th and I feel like I'm shaking from head to toe. This can't be happening. I can't be allowing myself to get this nervous.
I've bought my microphone, I've ordered my music, I've written my routines down and I've prayed myself up. The only thing left to do is practice my routines once today and then TRUST GOD to do this. It was by HIS leading that I even pursued why I am freaking out about it?


Christina said...

You are going to do great! You've actually been preparing for this for a VERY long time... wish I lived there so I could take your class!

Alissa said...

I'm sure you'll be awesome! I really think I want to look into this as an eventual side career. Did you do some kind of special training or take any tests?

Kate said...

I'm sure all the great instructors still get some jitters before they go out there. You are going to do a FABULOUS job. Just wish I could be there in person to take your class. Wishing you all the best today!

Rene' said...

You will do GREAT! and I am so proud of u for going after it! I know its a big step and I also know u will ace it! they will love you! its 4;23 right now, so you are setting up your music as I type this-my prayers are coating you, you will be fine, God will lead you! Have fun!

Rene' said...

by the way, the countdown was hilarious! love the way u write!

KC said...

That sounds EXACTLY like me!

I know you will do great. I wish I lived close so I could come to your class to. You're an inspiration to so many people!

Dee said...

I am just now reading this blog post. I know you did great. I was going to also say that all your students will probably cut you some slack for starting out anyway. You keep going.. you will inspire them with your positive attitude!!