Aren’t the ladies in the above photo BEAUTIFUL. These beautiful ladies are apart of the sisterhood called Soli Deo Gloria Sisters . You can find this group of lovely ladies (plus way more) connecting at this home http://www.solideogloriasisterhood.com/
Several of us had the blessing of meeting in REAL life this past week at the Speak Up Conference. Speak up is a place where those who feel called by God to carry His message through speaking/writing/blogging/social media get together, get equipped and get to experience more of Jesus. (That part is my favorite!) There are wonderful teachers, and you have the blessing of meeting amazing publishing experts.
If truth be told, if we let you into the quiet corners of our hearts ( If I let you into the quiet corner of MY heart) , it is easy to walk into a room full of people who have the same calling you do an instantly start sizing each other up. Deciding which woman has it ALL together, which one is going to be so much better then you are, who has the snazzier business card, better logo, more developed brand– who is ACTUALLY organized unlike you who could not even find the one sheet you worked so hard on– which of course you forgot to do until the VERY last minute.
This “sizing up” quickly leads to the monsters of jealous and the prison of insecurity, keeping us from fully walking in our Psalms 139 fearfully and wonderfully made glory.
This does not just happen at speaker/writer’s conferences.
Insecurity and jealousy can take us by surprise in our church sanctuaries, our grocery store aisles, our Pintrest Pinning.
I imagine that may be one of the reasons that Jesus prayed in John 17 that We would be one just as He and the Father were one.
He knew we would look at the OTHER ones and wonder why we are not more like THAT one, why we cannot have the same story as this one.
This week I had a wonderful time at Speak Up. I prayed before going that God would rescue me from the giants of insecurity and jealousy. And I had a blast. I had a wonderful time hearing new friend’s stories of what God is doing. Celebrating with them instead of wanting to be them.
Praying together. Getting excited about each other’s callings together.
Trusting God is doing a work for His Glory, TOGETHER!
How has insecurity and jealousy stolen God’s Psalms 139 story in your own life?