Today I want to talk about values. I have learned a very valuable lesson in the last few weeks. I have been trying to live my values out but have been leaving a piece of me behind and as such, it has not been working out too well.
Here's my deal: I have been speaking at different places - schools and corporations. The money is pretty good but I have not been able to put all of me out there. I am a Christian and my faith is very important to me and a HUGE part of who I am. When I speak at a place where I have to watch my words and not preach Christ, it somehow falls flat and I always leave feeling like it was just okay. But okay is not good enough and I can't get excited about 'okay'. So if I can't get excited about 'okay' then how am I going to sell what I do to others. Well, I can't. At least not very successfully.
So I am changing my website and am now an 'eternal life coach' and a Christian speaker. When I spoke at a youth conference recently, I was able to fully express who I was and freely talk about who God is in my life and what He's done. It was so freeing and because I didn't have to hold back, my speaking was anointed and much more powerful. The Holy Spirit was free to move and He did - because that's who my God is. He is SO faithful in every way.
So, now I am trusting that God will open new doors for me to speak at other youth events and perhaps womens' retreats and conferences as well.
I'll keep you posted because I know that I will have more exciting things to share because our God IS faithful!!
Can I encourage you this week to live your values and see if God wants to re-direct you in any way? Our journeys are exciting when we walk with our God!