#WalkItOut Podcast 68: Tracy Steel
How does God redesign a life? That’s what we talk about today on Walk it Out with our guest, and my real-life friend, Tracy Steel.
Before we jump into this amazing conversation, I want to take a minute to talk about what it means to have a redesigned life. As you know if you’ve been listening to the podcast, or visited my blog, I was a teen mom. I prayed for a future husband, and God gave me John. We had two more kids and God was really redesigning my life right there. From the moment I said “here I am, take me,” God gave me hope. Fast forward about four years, I was pregnant with my third when God gave me the desire to write. That year, at eight and a half months pregnant, I went to the Mt. Hermon Writer’s Conference. I wanted to be a Christian writer, and write all the things. I met so many great people there that really encouraged me to keep going. So many people poured into me.
I was thinking about that today when I was thinking about my friend Tracy. A Redesigned Life: Uncovering God’s Purpose When Life Doesn’t Go as Planned is her first book! Tracy, as you will hear, is a wife to an Air Force pilot who now works in the Pentagon. She’s a mom to two kids — and you are going to love the fun story of how we met. The fun thing is when I met Tracy, I saw that sparkle in her. I saw that she had a message, that she loved people, and that God was doing something with her. Over the years, as we got busy, whenever we would connect I would ask her about her book, about what she was going to do. And I’m not the only one! Tracy has an amazing network of friends who encouraged her on this journey.
So many times I think we hear other peoples dreams and we push them to the side, but I really think we should be cheerleaders. I want you to think about someone today that you can step forward, that you can encourage, that you can say I can see God is designing something in your life and I want to be a part of that! You never know how that is going to turn out!
I pray that you’re going to be blessed by my conversation with Tracy! You can listen above or on iTunes! I’d love it if you shared with your friends!
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This Week’s Walk It Out Scripture
Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
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