|Thanks to these awesome women for allowing me to join them this weekend!|
Lysa spoke on Friday night and she said a lot of things that struck a chord with me. Just because I'm a Christ follower doesn't mean my life is pretty or perfect. In fact, it can be quite the opposite. I'm pretty broken and messy. Thankfully He loves me anyways. I am a work in progress and I make mistakes. I want to be better. I'll never stop trying. Sometimes we need to hear the hard stuff though. We need to hear that we need to stop blaming others, or ourselves and keep our eyes on God because He knows why our journey has taken us down a bumpy and broken road... He is the ONLY one who knows what that road is preparing us for. So, instead of cursing Him through it; praise Him through it. Praise Him for the opportunity to lean in closer to Him when it would be much easier to walk away with our heads hanging in defeat. When Lysa was done speaking they told us she'd be visiting with some people in the concourse so I went out there fully expecting that I would not have the opportunity to meet her...but God had orchestrated my weekend and His plan was to give me that opportunity. I was the 2nd to last person able to meet her. They only allowed about 50-60 people in the line. I was a lucky one. I was able to thank her for making herself vulnerable and sharing her walk in faith with a girl who needed to hear about it in Made to Crave. I hardly got thank you out before I had tears streaming down my cheeks. I maybe had 20 seconds with her... but, it was enough. I wanted her to know that the desire God put on her heart to touch others touched me. She is a blessing and I'm honored to have been able to meet her and thank her personally for her work being the hands and feet of Jesus Christ.
Well done, good and faithful servant.
I am so thankful for this weekend and for the amazing speakers that shared their brokenness with us. It's hard to tell our stories but what I've learned, is God uses these stories to prove to us that we are much stronger than we ever imagined. We are even stronger when we ask Him to join in the journey with us and help fight the enemy. We aren't meant to do this alone. Jesus sees us for who we can become long before we even understand who we are. That is pretty awesome, friends.