Thursday, March 20, 2008

I'm Going!

God is so good! I am going to the She Speaks conference the end of June in North Carolina.

Several years ago I attended a Women's Ministry Leadership Conference at Focus on the Family. It changed my life - truly and forever. I always wanted to go back again and had even signed up my entire women's council to go to the next one, when Focus had to make some budget cuts and cancelled the conference. I was so disappointed. Recently, I heard about the She Speaks conference hosted by the Proverbs 31 Ministries. Imagine my total surprise when I discovered the women in charge of this ministry were the same ones that used to be at Focus! I began to pray about it. And through several confirmations to my heart and spirit (miracles really), I have signed up and bought my plane ticket today! Now, most of you know how I am about flying. But I am praying about it already. I'm going to do it. I am going alone. That's a scary thing to do. But I am trusting God that He is going to go with me - He will be there - and He will speak to me. I am going to be so blessed. There are some things about this conference that have to do with fulfilling a dream God planted in my heart. A dream I have had for many, many years. I am sensing the time has come to do something about it. God wants me to begin exploring this dream - to make it a reality in my life. And it will be life-changing. I don't even dare put my dream into words. Yet. But I am ready to start moving on it. I am ready to start trusting Him on a deeper more intimate level than I ever have before. I am ready to do whatever it is I need to do to make this dream come true. Even if it means getting on an airplane. Alone. And even if it means going to a conference with hundreds and hundreds of women. Alone. And even if it means it is time to expose my vulnerable and fragile dream for the world to evaluate. I am not really alone. I have the dream-Giver going with me every step of the way.


Barb said...

Good for you, Robin. I'm so glad you get to do this. It takes courage to make this trip all alone, but I'll bet you make friends instantly and some people we all know out here in blogland are going to be there too. Lucky you!

Becky said...

Oh, Robin! I am SO EXCITED for you. Wonderful! You will be fine. Better than fine.

I cannot wait to hear what God has placed on your heart. And Barb is right, there are many from Blogland that will be there. I wish I were one of them.

Anonymous said...

Robin, this sounds amazing. I just subscribed to the Proverbs 31 magazine due to a gift from a blogger giveaway.

I'm not big in flying, but you are so right...God is with you!!! When I fly alone I have to trust.

Sorry I've been're going to be grammie again! Awesome!

Dawn said...

I've heard so much about this - I"d love to go, too. Unlike you, though, I love flying alone. I love watching people, reading my book (I don't necessary love flying per se, but don't mind doing it alone, I guess I mean).

Dawn said...

I sent before I was done!

It would be so much fun to be at that conference with so many bloggers who are going. Do you just sign up to go?

gail@more than a song said...

That sounds exciting! And it's fun to see that you're so excited about it....can't wait to hear more details about everything sometime in the future.
Is the conference in Charlotte by any chance? I'll have to check it out.