Well...Inspired31.org just had their last gathering this year, and my last one with a high-school daughter. It was lovely and blessed. Our speaker, Toni Hembree, inspired the girls with her story! The girls just loved it!
I am knee-deep in the final touches for a speaking engagement this weekend, however I have had several requests for the scripture I spoke over the teenage girls at our Senior Send-off Inspired, so here you go. These are some truths I learned while walking through a hard journey that most of us women have walked through, at one point or another. It matters not so much what the details were however, what we learn and take away to make our lives more joyful is what matters. I'll share more excerpts, if you are interested, from my "Signature" message, which describes how I came to the place of writing the book & founding Inspired31.org.
~I am God’s beloved daughter. He has a clear plan for me. A unique plan, like no one else’s.
~I have an audience of one: God. I am no longer interested in other peoples thoughts of me or what I am doing.
Luke 16:13 No servant can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money."
~Guard my heart, from it is the wellspring of life. I deliberately allow God to choose the people in my life.
Proverbs 4:23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
~Get rid of the business of this world. I am not interested in being culturally relevant. Neither my children nor myself benefit from a ton of skills the world wants us to have spending all day in the car being busy, busy, busy. At the end/day what was Kingdom work?
~I have a specific Mission (I was called by HIM)
Jeremiah 1:9 & 17 ... I have put My words into your mouth...Get yourself ready stand up and say....
~I work for Him
Colossians 3:23 & 24...work with all your heart for Lord, Lord Christ you are serving.
~Knows the desires of my heart. Some of the biggest blessings have come out of the book and ministry. But not the ones you would think...
Psalm 37:4 Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you your heart's desires.
Time @ home to prepare: very necessary
Spend time with dear old friends
Ministry, travel & time with Hannah
I am including this because if you are walking a hard journey, I think it will encourage you:
(from the "Signature" message) Before I continue, however I need you to know something. God didn’t suddenly change my circumstances. In fact, he didn’t change it at all, not even slightly. My children are still excluded and my heart still breaks.
The difference was God had truly changed my heart. I no longer cared what people thought of my motives. I concentrated on my audience of one. God knows my heart. I will never please all of those around me, nor do I care. ........
Beautiful truths...more to follow!