I have a problem!
Give me some advice, thoughts, or ideas, okay??
The thing is, a couple of days ago I heard about the Celebrate What Matters Women of Faith conference. I saw that Angie Smith and Selah were going to be there. I have both of Angie's books, and Selah is one of my favorite groups. I got to thinking how awesome it would be if I could go, and I found out that the conference was going to be in a city that was only an hour away from where I live! Well, I knew it was going to be expensive, and I knew I could not afford it, and I got kinda down. I went to a WOF conference quite a number of years ago with my friend and it was great and we shared a hotel room so we were able to split the cost.....
To make a long story short, I was searching around on the WOF site and I saw a link that said "Want To Volunteer?" and I clicked the link. Apparently they needed volunteers for my area and I thought, what if I volunteered?? Then I could go for free!!! So, I filled out the application, never thinking in a million years that they'd need me, thinking they already had lots of volunteers.....
Well, the coordinator for my area emailed me to let me know that I had been chosen for the job of usher! I was pumped!!!!
And then.....I came back to earth!
How would I get there? Where would I stay? How was I going to afford a hotel room? I was going to have to drive there by myself?? Wow. It's a really big city and I've never driven in that city and I don't have a single shilling for a hotel room!!!!
See, I often think about doing things before I analyze the whole situation. Looking at the whole situation usually stops me from doing foolish things, but this time, I guess it didn't.
It's like this: I so desperately wanted to go to this conference that I basically covered my eyes and just jumped into it without planning first. So now I'm in this situation and I really want to help and volunteer.....but I just don't know if I can!
I lack funds for a hotel room. I have to be there before 3:45 PM on Friday and at 7 AM on Saturday. I must stay till after 5 PM on Saturday. I have not the foggiest clue as to how to get to the arena in which the conference is being held.
BUT I WANT TO GO SO BADLY!!!
I think God has something for me there.
I want to be in an environment with beautiful worship and deep preaching.
I want to do this thing.
Truthfully, driving in the Big City frightens me! I've never really driven in a Big City.
And, the clincher: I jumped into this whole thing without telling my husband I was going to do it. I didn't tell him about it beforehand. I filled out the application without asking his advice.
I never do that.
The conference is October 5-6. I have a little over a month to figure out this problem.
If you have any wisdom for me, I'd appreciate it if you left me a comment!