I went to the Relevant10 conference feeling like my roadside dresser. I have a purpose, although sometimes I might not work as well as I use to. I have a few dents, scratches and extra layers of paint added over the years. The paint was mostly added to cover up the scratches…a quick fix. I am missing hardware, which makes it sometimes difficult for me to fulfill my purpose. Purpose, sometimes I even forget what my main purpose was. Traveling down this road will most likely not fulfill the needs of the people who need me the most.
The structure of this roadside dresser is solid. It only needs a little care, love and someone who willing to place the time and effort to bring its purpose back to life. This dresser is willing to be sanded, cracks filled, painted, and new hardware placed. This dresser wants to be put back together, to be made new again. To know it has a purpose.
A new purpose was born for this roadside find, because it was loved by someone and brought back to life. Just like this dresser, I learned this weekend about peeling back the layers (Ann), focusing on the one that loves me the most (Courtney), finding my purpose, being okay with the purpose I was given (Angie), and finding balance (Crystal).
And just like my dresser, my purpose may change as the seasons of life changes, but that is okay, because I will always be in the hands of the one that loves me the most….God.
Sally Clarkson stated we should "always place yourself in the presence of someone who makes you want to love God more" and that is exactly what this weekend was about!
Leslie it is great to be able to hear your voice now when I read your emails and tweets!
She shared her CD with each one of us!
Erin, I thought we weren't going to get to meet and then on the last night we got to sit next to each other for dinner. God is awesome and answers prayers!
Traci is the first blog I ever read, even before I knew what blogger or google reader was! She touched my heart then with her stories and sweeter than ever in person. She is the reason I started a blog today.
A special thank you to my adopted roommates Leslie, Jennifer, Ashley and Lisa! Thanks for the invitation and making me feel welcome!
You girls are great!!
I encourage you to visit Relevant10 to read some beautiful well written stories.