In twelve hours I will be on a plane to Washington to speak at Delight & Be. My heart burns to share the truth and to live in the truth. And I am beyond excited to share the next several days with a group of young women who want to follow the Lord in their businesses. It seems like such an easy thing... to follow the Lord in your business. But it's not. Following the Lord means giving up your dreams. Yes, I just said that and I mean it. It doesn't mean holding out your dreams in your hands and pretending to let them go. It means throwing them away and focusing on new dreams. And a new life.
God is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine. Can I get an Amen?! When I first read this beautiful verse tucked away in Ephesians 3 I thought that this meant that God had a more glorified rendition of my already planned out life.
That's not what happened.
I wanted to be famous. I never thought I would hear those words come out of my mouth. I wanted to be recognized. I wanted to be esteemed. And praise the Lord for bringing me out of that pit of desperation!
God turned my world upside down. He told me that He had immeasurably more for me and that His plans for me didn't involve fame. He put an ache in my heart for the marriages that I document and a call to pray over my couples. He reminded me of my passion for video which has changed my business for forever. He put a stop to obsessing over my business and social media. He taught me how to be a business woman and a wife at the same time. He taught me how to love others instead of myself.
Praise God. Praise God! Praise God! How much sweeter it is to walk with the Lord.