Wednesday, October 2, 2013

With a Glad Heart | an Influence Conference Recap

"To be an influencer, there will be tears... and there will be brokenness... but we do it with a glad heart."

These were words spoken to the congregation on Sunday morning at church and the sound of it rang true to my ears. On a high from the Influence Conference, I felt blessed to back at home, ready to use my influence. Words of encouragement engulfed me at the conference and I was filled with a faith that God would use me right where I am, on a daily basis.

See, so many times I've asked God to give me a place, a mission, where I can serve Him faithfully. I wanted a grand idea, something where I could reach many people and would inspire others to serve Him. I felt small and insignificant in my role as an influencer.

I heard the words, I wrote the notes, tears were cried, and hugs were shared. And I kept praying that the Lord would place "THE ANSWER" on my heart.

Then the words on Saturday night...

Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders
Let me walk upon the waters
Wherever You would call me
Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander
And my faith will be made stronger

He patiently reminded that he has already called me right where I am. And while that may change in the future, my influence right now, is right where I am. And there's nothing wrong with that.

A special thank you to my wonderful roommates, every vendor who contributed to the swag bag, and of course, the amazing women who put this conference on for us.