She Speaks 2013

As indicated in some previous posts I participated in the She Speaks 2013 conference in Concord, North Carolina. I don’t even know where to start describing what I have seen and learned last week. I keep going back to my notes – and believe me there are many, many notes!

The event was very well organized. To keep some 730+ women moving from session to session was no small thing. And when I think about all the excellent speakers I heard, I know that it will take a few more weeks for all the great stuff to sink in to my brain and put into action.

During my last session on “platform building” I started writing down some goals that I would start working on as soon as I got home. After all, a goal without a plan is just a wish, right? My excitement is growing as I look to my list and see possibilities beyond anything I could have imagined!

I’m sure I will be blogging about some of the topics I’m still processing. But here is one thought that I can’t shake: Follow God, but do not run ahead!

I’ve heard it over and over again during those three days. It started with Sharon Glasgow’s opening on Thursday afternoon and it ended with Lysa TerKeurst’s final speech on Saturday night: If God has called you to do a certain job, do not rush it, do not run ahead. Trust His timing!

Just because things are not falling into place, or not working out immediately are not an indication that you heard wrong. The calling, the start, the middle, the ending – it’s all part of a journey God has for us. The middle stretch of the journey is the part where we can get impatient, we might question what we are doing and we want to give up. We’ve come so far , but we still can’t see the end. That’s where trusting God gets a whole new meaning!

As I’m looking at the goals I’ve written down, I know it will not always be easy. But what an adventure to trust the One who knows it all!

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