Bumps in the Road: My Story
In 2002, I had just given birth to my sweet baby boy. I had a great job in the corporate world with many friends and much success in business. I had no idea that 4 months later I would be taking a wild turn and meet the Savior of the world. I trudged through panic attacks, consuming fear, and a time where reality seemed to slip away, literally. Yet in the midst of it all…I found HIM! In the midst of my insanity, He..this Jesus I had heard about all my life… began to talk to me and I realized for the first time…He was real.
You see at a young age I walked the isle of a church and was baptized, however, at 30 years old in the middle of my struggle it became evident to me that I had been living a lie most of my life. I suddenly realized I had never had a real personal relationship with this Christ I had heard about in Sunday School. I was merely a Christian in name only because it was how I was raised. Mom was a Christian. Why wouldn’t I be one too? Then out of desperation I, Shelly, called out His name myself! With that one cry, the worst time of my life….became the most beautiful time of my life. It was then that I gave Him my heart! All of it! From then on I have been smitten with the lover of my soul. A new birth occurred. I became truly a NEW CREATION, the old desires were fading away and I set out to discover more about this voice I was finally hearing for myself. It was no longer just a story or a fairy tale. I was the daughter of the KING, adopted by His majesty and it was time for me to take my place in the Kingdom with thee.
..”Immeasurably More” than you could ever think or imagine..Ephesians 3:20
I had always had a deep desire to be a singer since a little girl, but it seemed so impossible. After all, I lived in a small town, couldn’t read music or play any instruments so how could it ever be anything but a dream. Then the Lord showed me who He was and what He wanted to do with my life. It really had nothing at all to do with me, except spending my days learning to be obedient to His requests, big or small. He is the one who creates out of NOTHINGNESS! He showed me All things are possible with Him when you believe. From one miracle after another we conquered debilitating stage fright, chronic illness, and numerous fears I cannot even count. He showed me a gift of songwriting after I stepped into ministry. It first began as simple blogs and journaling. Then He began waking me up with lyrics, dropping melodies in my head in my prayer closet, or allowing me to walk through moments of pain, joy, sadness, or challenges. Each moment seemed to end up as a song with a message directly to my heart as I understood He was teaching me His ways through music. Some people get sermons, but I get songs! I have learned it’s simply His way with me. This has become our division of ministry called Shelly Wilson Music.
Drama Queen Ministries is an outreach of Shelly Wilson Ministries with a vision to encourage girls of all ages to take their place in the Kingdom. Shelly is the Founder and President and is actively involved in the various arms of ministry that God has birthed through Drama Queen Ministries. DQM provides outreaches such as Drama Queen Magazine, DQK Online Club, DQK Live Events for girls and women, in addition to the newly launched evangelical endeavor through DQK Clubs.
Drama Queen Ministries takes the gospel of Jesus Christ to racing fans at Nascar races across the country with their partners NFRM (National Fellowship of Raceway Ministries). Shelly has taken a position as Director of Women’s Ministries with NFRM to reach women and girls in the racing community.
To learn more about Drama Queen Ministries visit: www.dramaqueenministries.org
May you never settle for what this world tells you is possible or impossible, real, or attainable. May you only sit at the feet of Jesus and let Him show you how He wove you together in your mother’s womb. He took great care watching and waiting and every detail of who you are will play a part in who you will become!