I heard the Lord tell me to go, and so I answered. A bit hesitantly, almost begrudgingly, but I answered. And my life was changed in Indianapolis.
I learned what it means to receive the gospel, and not just believe it.
I learned how to take pride in my brand, because that’s what it is.
I learned that the wrong timing makes a right thing wrong.
I learned how to monetize my blog, in order to provide for my family.
I learned to develop a brave yes and a strong no.
I learned to distribute and collect business cards without feeling awkward.
I learned that growth is winding, and not always linear.
I learned to identify my own, personal spheres of influence.
I learned a bit about communicating to a large group.
I learned that I need to see a counselor.
I learned what it means to minister out of vulnerability.
I learned to see grace and the cross in a whole new light.
I learned about a few people & companies who are changing the world for better.
I learned that the Internet is real and precious.
I learned that when I opened up, there were arms & ears awaiting me.
I learned to hold my own opinions loosely, that I might learn from others.
I learned that it’s time to grow my skin a bit thicker and my heart a bit softer.
I’m so thankful to have been a part of this past weekend, and to have served as a community leader. The friendships, the encouragement, and the inspiration far surpassed my expectations.
I caught a glimpse of where the Lord’s taking me, and I couldn’t be more honored.
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