Yesterday, was August 31st. It was the very day that the WMC had planned to host our second LeadHer Conference. At the time we scheduled it, it had escaped my mind that this was right before the Labor Day holiday. After checking with our speakers, we all agreed it would probably best to reschedule. The event was cancelled, and we began looking for an alternative date. The goal was September 7th, thus is it wouldn’t be too late into the fall/holiday season.
Time after time, the doors kept shutting. There were two of us contacting locations, and it was just unfruitful. Normally, I would bet getting anxious about this type of thing. I don’t like to cancel events, and to not even follow up with a new date would over stress me. Yet, I was at an odd peace about all of it. I was trusting that when the time was right, the place was right, it would all fall into place.
I was sitting in my living room on Friday, when I realized that this would have been the weekend of LeadHer had it not been cancelled. I immediately messaged two of the women speaking.
“Wow!!! See… God knew what he was doing!!!”
“Oh the Sovereignty of our God”!!!
As leaders, we do not always know why things happen the way they do. Events may get cancelled or rescheduled. Things don’t always go according to our plan. We will be surprised by the trials and the storms. But… not God.
He knows the storms by name.