I don’t know how I ended up there, but I knew with certainty I was meant to be there. God had a plan when I “happened” upon the She Loves Conference… an answer to the prayers, many prayers- not just one- that had been on my heart for months.
I’d been told there was something profound that happened at these conferences, which left me somewhat excited, yet nervous to be perfectly honest. I’d never been to a women’s conference before and had no idea what to expect. And up until now, my relationship with God had never been brought to such public light and forced into the open. [A conference with thousands of women far outcries sunday service or my personal sharings via my blog, business and social media outlets] It was new ground- unchartered territory- for this passionate, Jesus loving entrepreneur!
But I went and waited with expectancy for God to reveal himself to me in a very real and profound way. And he did exactly that, but not in ways I imagined…
He worked miracle after miracle each of the three days- some small and others HUGE [like life changing huge] and while I could write for hours sharing the intimate details of his workings, I fear it would be of little relevence to your life and bore you to no end.
But what I will share is this: God wants to know you, more intimately than you could ever imagine. He wants to heal you, fullfil you, speak to you, show you the future he has planned for you and use you as a vehicle to bring about passionate change in our world. He’s offering us a chance to be a part of something SO MUCH BIGGER than ourselves. ‘Cause regardless of how we see yourself- our education, background, our past or our weaknesses- we are qualified… called on, annointed and chosen by him to make waves in our nation! Heck, even our backyards.
We live in a dark time friends, where people are searching desperately for answers like never before! Everywhere you look, there’s so much pain, violence and void and the answer our world is looking for YOU, yes YOU, already have! It’s our all powerful, merciful, loving God, his son Jesus and the Holy Spirit.. the answer to every need!
“But who am I?“, We ask, “to be used by God of all people? I’m just me!”
The fact of the matter is, you, just as you are, is ENOUGH. Truly. God promises to equift us with all that we lack and require to be his hands and feet. We simply need to be open to the idea and willing to say, “YES! Use me Lord!” , regardless of how scared we are or how obsurd the idea may seem, trusting that he will work in and through us to accomplish the impossible.. to make a difference, make his name known and change our world!
It’s time we step up, stop walking life in our own ways and allow God to use us for Good! I know when I die, I want to leave a legacy… one of love, mercy and redemption… of justice and victory.
“Let’s keep focused on that goal, those of us who want everything God has for us. If any of you has something else in mind, less than total commitment, God will clear your blurred vision…. There are many out there taking other paths, choosing other goals and trying to get you to go along with them. … But easy street is a dead end street! There’s far more to life for us. We’re citizens of high heaven!” Philippians 3: 15-16, 18, 21
So how about it? Will you join me in partnering with God and allowing the Holy Spirit to lead us and guide us where God wants us to go!
The time is now… he made us to be brave and bold, for such a time as this!