I’m not much of a goal setter or trend setter! I once did have a 10 year plan and followed 5 years of it. But then, instead of going overseas to work and travel, I married my Mike (far better plan) and the rest is history!
In my teen years, I never had any aspirations to be on radio, so to have spent 20 years at a radio station has been a surprise. For the last 6 weeks, I’ve been helping Cape Town’s only community television station with their fundraising telethon. Having been at at least 16 CCFm share-a-thon fundraisers, I know what is needed and have been very comfortable sharing my knowledge. Tina-Louise at Cape Town TV (CTV) has been brilliant in getting everything done. CCFm listeners are fabulous in their giving. The Christian community at large understands the need to support one another and so they gave freely and generously. CTV is not faith-based, so fundraising for the station is a whole new ballgame. I relaxed in the knowledge that others would do the on-screen work. I would be the background admin co-ordinator, advising, checking, encouraging, applauding.
On Friday last week, Tina-Louise dropped the bombshell….just gently really. She said I would be introduced as the counter because I would be coming on and off set. That sounded do-able didn’t it? The viewers may see an arm appear (and that arm would be mine) as I handed pledges over the to the presenters.
Well it all turned out a bit differently to what I expected. After arriving at CTV yesterday, I was introduced to Ray, who is directing the Telethon. He sits in the control room and speaks into the ear pieces of all those on the set. Next thing I knew, I was going for make up….clever Bronwyn the makeup artist…
Go to the CTV website to see how you can tune in and pledge. Also know that if you have aspirations to become a TV presenter. CTV is a great place to start. They have an Open Studio programme for beginners. They give them some training and mentor you. If you have an idea for a TV show, this is your opportunity.
We’ll see how tonight goes!
God’s journey with me has been gentle. I started off in radio doing a 15 minute health show and progressed through a number of programmes until I was very comfortable behind the mic in any area. I never dreamed I’d be on radio, let alone ever make a TV appearance, no matter how small! Ha! You never know what God has in store for you! God gives us a “promise of life that is in Christ Jesus” (2 Timothy 1:1). When you embrace the life He has for you, it is an abundant one. Later in 2 Timothy 1:7
For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.
When I respond with a spirit of timidity (which I often do), it is not the Spirit of God that is at work in me! We are all on a journey. God knows us very well. He knows what we are capable of and He knows what our weaknesses are. He is the Potter. We are the clay. Let’s just chill and allow Him to let rip His supernatural power in our lives.
Keep the smile going!
God bless you!
In His Grip,
Gratitude, Gratitude, Gratitude Pic….I came home last night exhausted! David had been and saved me his last piece of sushi…my favourite….how disciplined is that? He could quite easily had eaten it all and tossed the evidence….