Written By: Clarissa Mangaran

This weekend I’ll be speaking at Women Soaring’s first physical conference, which will be held in Arizona. This has been a long time coming. 

Three years ago, we had just moved to southern California, and I was sitting in the audience of a women’s retreat, just grateful for a little break from mommy duties. I heard God clear as day tell me that I would one day be on stage speaking to women, just like those ladies in front of me. Initially, I was in full agreement, “Yeah! I can do that!” But that was immediately followed by a slew of doubt-filled thoughts. You know, all the “How is that possible?” thoughts. 

Nothing, and I mean nothing in my life even remotely reflected the possibility of me being a speaker. But isn’t that just how God works? Our skills, experience, and qualifications are not required nor necessary for God Almighty to use us for His amazing plans! 

The last three years have been quite the process of preparation as He equipped me for this special calling. He has completely transformed my marriage. He has brought healing and restoration in my relationship with my children. Those were the seemingly “unrelated” ways He was molding me for this moment. He also inspired my husband and me to start a YouTube channel, which meant I had to learn how to work a camera, and video edit, and create a YouTube channel, which “coincidentally” prepared me for Women Soaring’s first online conference at the end of that same year

There are so many small and big ways God moved intricately in my life to bring me to this point, where I’m ready to get on that stage and see God’s promise come to fruition. There is no way I would have had the courage to share the message I will be sharing if it hadn’t been for God’s faithfulness and love, and grace over the past three years. I am blessed beyond measure to get to be a part of God’s incredible plan! I’ll say it, and I’ll say it again: He is so good!

“Who knows if perhaps you were made ______ for just such a time as this?” (Esther 4:14)

Written By: Clarissa Mangaran