You are a speaker who gave a bad talk. You are not a bad speaker!
Those words are still ringing in my ears. I spent the last three days in speaking and writing workshops and meeting and greeting and more workshops and more meeting….. My brain is on complete overload but I am so happy. What an amazing time.
One of the keynotes was about what defines us. In times of failure it feels as though failure defines us.
I was short with my kids today. I am a bad mom.
I bounced that check. I am horrible with finances.
I gave a bad talk. I am a bad speaker.
The list goes on, but the formula is the same. The failure defines. But what if…
I am a child of God, saved by grace, who was short with my kids today.
I am a child of God, saved by grace, who bounced a check today.
I am a child of God, saved by grace, who gave a bad talk.
The failure does not define us. That is a lie. The truth is, as believers, we are children of God, saved by grace, who mess up. Daily! Our failure does not define us. Our position before the Lord defines us.
If I am defined by God and not my failures, I can trust that he has gifted me to be an influence for him exactly where I am right now. So I am forced to look at where I am right now. What is my sphere today. How do I share him right where I am? I am a single mom, a travel blogger, a PTA member, girl scout mamma, a soccer mamma, a basketball mamma…
How do I intentionally live for the gospel in my sphere of influence.
What is your sphere of influence? How can you use what God has given you for His glory right where you are today?
A big thank you to missalamode for the pic of the conference. You can see more here.