Almost 3 years ago, in early February 2016, I heard God talking to me in a big way and stirring in me something that was a little, well A LOT, scary! I went alone to a local women’s conference and while standing with my hands up in worship (not like me at all) I felt Jesus wrap His arms tightly around me & in that moment I knew things were about to change.
I went home that Friday evening and somehow stumbled upon the IF:Gathering live stream which I became glued to that night and then again Saturday after returning home from the women’s conference morning session. Jennie Allen was so passionate and dynamic, I wanted to know more about her. I read that she attended Dallas Theological Seminary and so I clicked...then I sent an email...they called me...I prayed...and fought it...and prayed more...talked to my people...they were not surprised...they believed in me before I believed in myself...I applied...got accepted...and began a seminary journey full of learning, growth, struggle and transformation I never saw coming but completely needed.
In just a couple months (God willing) they will give me a diploma, one that if it weren’t so clunky and totally weird would wear around my neck like a badge of honor & courage. It doesn’t make me smarter or better than those around me, just obedient to God in following His plan for me. We are all made on purpose & for a purpose. Are you fully living your purpose?