Thursday, August 1, 2013

My First Interview

About a month ago, I received an email from Stephanie Shick, A Dreamer's Wife.  She had stumbled upon my blog and wanted to "Spotlight" my blog on hers.  It sounded great at first.  Then I read what that meant---an interview.  I laughed at first and thought "Interview me?"  That was crazy.  Why would anyone want to interview me?  We hadn't even done anything yet.  We are still just sitting and waiting for our life as missionaries to begin.  What could she possibly want to ask me?

Then I panicked and closed the email without fully reading it.  I was worried that this might be a phone interview where I'd have to come up with answers on the spot and would sound so dumb. Or worse; it might be a video interview where I'd have to be on camera coming up with on the spot answers. I'd not only sound dumb with all the "uh, uh, uh", but I'd look dumb too!  Two of the things I hate more than anything---public speaking and cameras!

But I knew that I was going to have to say "Yes" no matter what it entailed.  I had made a decision long ago that I would follow Christ no matter what He asked me to do.  And this was NOT the first time that He had called me out of my comfort zone to do things that I did not want to do.  He had recently been calling me to lots of speaking engagements that I did not want to do.  Each time I was blessed abundantly for my "Yes."

This was just another one of those things that I was just going to have to do no matter how horrible it sounded to me.  So, I opened the email back up to see what I needed to do next and prayed, "Lord, help me to be able to do this and to know what it is that You want me to say." To my relief, Stephanie just wanted to email me some questions! Whew!  Writing! That's what I love to do.  Thank you, Jesus!

Hopefully, many new people will read about Family Missions Company and feel the call to do as Jesus commanded.  "Go and proclaim the Gospel to all nations."

Here's a link to the interviewA Family on a Mission {July’s Dreamer in the Spotlight: Melissa Seilhan}.  

1 comment:

  1. Thanks again, Melissa, for taking the time to do this!