A week ago I was in Chapel Hill, NC and just a bundle of nerves. It was my first time attending Making Things Happen conference and I honestly had NO idea what I was getting into. But God did. He revealed himself in new ways through the amazing people who took this leap of faith and came to MTH. There is no way to put to words the transformation in my heart, but I want to share a few of the lessons I learned at MTH.
In the weeks leading up to the conference, I prayed that God would prepare my heart. I read the MTH recaps from past attendees and stalked the #mthconference hashtag on Instagram.
I realized that God prepared my heart for MTH through failure. The past few months have been a hard lesson in humility. The books and articles I read on pursuing your dreams or making things happen were good, but God began the work through revealing my weakness.
One of the first exercises we do together as a group is to share (out loud!!) our biggest fear. Put a name to those fears that cause our stomachs to knot up and big, hot tears to pool.
Speaking the thing I fear most, emptied me of not only of fear but pride. Naming my fears, in front of 100 strangers, humbled me.
Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”
1 Peter 5:5
Being humble is where change TRULY starts. When we are emptied, it gives Him room to come in and fill our hearts with truth.
Truth that He will be with you.
Truth that LOVE is greater.
Truth that He gives much grace.
Truth that you are FEARLESS.