A year ago, I was counting down the days until Black Friday, not because of sales, but because I wanted to see if I could be one of 700 to sign up for an exclusive training event in Houston called LIT. Between caring for very sick children (yeah, Thanksgiving was a blast last year), streaming the new Gilmore Girls shows, and reloading the website every 30 seconds, I got my registration in. I printed it out and read and re-read and re-read and checked and double-checked my email to make sure that yes, I was going to LIT. I was terrified. I was ecstatic. I had no clue what God was doing, or would do.
LIT finally gave me clarity on at least part of what this season of life holds for me. I didn’t go to make friends or talk about myself; I went to hear God speak. I needed Him to speak to me. I’m so glad He did.
This year, I’ve seen God shift my focus and though I still don’t know precisely what God is doing, I’m fully on board. I have been given more writing opportunities than ever before. I’ve begun work on a big project that I am still hesitant to talk about, but I’m excited to soon. I’ve studied 2 Timothy at least five times in completely different settings and that can’t be an accident. I’m more confident in who God has made me to be. I’m not as concerned about what others think about my life, which is freeing in and of itself!
Above all, I’m anxiously looking forward to the future because God is on the move and when God moves, the earth shakes, mountains crumble, and miracles happen. I want to be right in the middle, hands raised, loudly proclaiming, “Only God!”
I had no idea where that printed registration a year ago would end up taking me. I am so thankful that Beth Moore offered this event and that God provided for me to be able to attend. One year later and I’m still in awe.