Sometimes we have to be willing to give something up to God in order to get it back from God…God will test us to make sure the gift isn’t more important than the Gift Giver, the dream isn’t more important to us than the Dream Giver. He’ll test us to make sure it’s not an idol. If it is, that dream, gift, or desire might need to die so that it can be resurrected. But God often takes things away to give them back so that we know they are gifts to be stewarded for his glory.
Mark Batterson, Draw The Circle: The 40 Day Prayer Challenge
It finally arrived. The professionally edited video of a 25 minute keynote address I gave to a large women’s conference in May. I was so excited. I’d been visiting with an executive coach who speaks nationally, and she shared that was the piece missing from my website. At long last, the missing piece.
I love to speak at conferences. I put on my game face (aka heavier make up than I’d wear out of the house) and my game uniform (which nearly always involves stockings – yuck!), and I head out with queasy stomach and rattling nerves. But then I get up on stage to speak and I love it. The endorphins kick in and the audience engages, and I’m on a high for hours afterwards.
Won’t you join me over at God-sized Dreams to read the rest of the story?