Saturday, March 28, 2015

Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign by Glynis M. Belec


                I love to speak in front of an audience. It’s odd because I also consider myself an introvert by nature.  But stick a microphone in my hand and give me a topic that I am passionate about and I will share until the cows come home.
                My life, lately, has consisted of quite a few speaking engagements and I am really starting to think that my friend was right when she told me that God had a plan for me and she felt it involved some kind of a speaking ministry. I'd bucked the idea at first but now I seem to be settling in nicely to the speaking circuit. I've had five opportunities to speak this year already with three more coming up.                     Sure, I’ve always been a bit of a drama queen so am no stranger to the stage, but in the past, any appearance in front of an audience, has been scripted.
                Now my speaking presence is no longer about memorization skills and how good of an actor I am or think I am. Instead, God is my motivator and my raison d'être. So I try my best to seek God’s will in my presentations. He has blessed me with hope unlimited, so I want to shout it from the mountaintops.
                One of the topics that I speak on is titled – Using My Words. I haul in a plethora of signs that I have scattered all around my home. When I first started doing this I was actually amazed. I didn’t realize I was so literally obsessed with words. And those are just the portable words. I also have Word Art – which include different sayings and these are strategically scattered on the walls throughout our home, too.
                If I had to share some of my favourites – they might include the following:
1. Trust me child. I have it all under control. Love God.
                This sign was given to me by one of my students. Well his mama selected it randomly two weeks prior to the day that I was diagnosed with cancer. She thought it a silly gift at first but oh, how that sign kept me focused and staid on the eyes of Christ.


2. My sister bought this sign for me and it is such a reminder to me in this busy noisy world to take time to Be Still and Know that HE is God! Psalm 46:10


3.  Determination – that’s me; sometimes it gets me into trouble but if I have something on my mind – I do it!


4. Health- I just picked this one  up at a local thrift store. I love it because it serves as a reminder about how precious (and fleeting) life is.


5. Because Nice Matters – really is it so hard to give words of affirmation and lowering a voice instead of raising it? A gentle answer turns away wrath,  but a harsh word stirs up anger 
Proverbs 15:1


6. Laugh! Love it! It is so important to LOLED (laugh out loud every day!)



7. Drama Queen – can’t help it.


8. Probably my favourite - Don’t count the days; make the days count
“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” Matthew 6:34

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Then Daniel answered the king, “You may keep your gifts for yourself and give your rewards to someone else. Nevertheless, I will read the writing for the king and tell him what it means." Daniel 5:17

5 comments:

Peter Black said...

Love it! Glynis, knowing you as I do (or, as I think I know you :)), the invitations you've received of late for public speaking are no surprise at all!

Thanks for sharing your home's inspiring word plaques.

May your use of words - both written and spoken - continue to bless an increasingly wide audience, as they've blessed me. ~~+~~

Donna Mann said...

You have been the best kept secret in your community. And now you're on a roll. If you get down my way, let me know and I'll be there.

fudge4ever said...

OH I love, love, love all of your signs, Glynis! I especially like your bible verse at the end from Daniel. How appropriate it is for us who are called to write!
Pam

Rose McCormick Brandon said...

So good Glynis. Winsome and inspiring.

Belinda Burston said...

I love all of your signs too, Glynis. I have to share one of my favourites, which is on my office desk: Know just when to jump off the swing.

It is a great reminder to me of my decision to follow my heart passions later this year--and retire! :)

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