Ladies, our Hearts Ablaze Women’s Conference only weeks away! Our annual conference hosted by Women Rock is an opportunity to be encouraged and refreshed as we come face to face with Jesus, and form lifelong friendships with other godly women.
For some of us, this can be intimidating. If you are an introvert like me, you regret making those lunch plans with a friend and might even consider canceling about fifty times. When it comes to social interaction, just the thought of it makes you want to throw on sweatpants and catch up on your new Netflix series, or start that Pinterest project you pinned months ago. This is an issue that I have dealt with, and before you decide to pass up this life-changing conference, I want to share with you a story about another introvert:
Before Marilyn Hickey became an evangelist, she was a pastor’s wife and a schoolteacher. At the end of each Sunday service, Marilyn would run to her car and avoid any sort of human interaction. This is almost unbelievable when taking into consideration Marilyn Hickey’s work for the Kingdom of God now. A woman who has evangelized all over the world was once shy. There is no doubt that she and God worked to bring her out of her shell in order to transform her into the bold and passionate woman she is today.
Like what God did for Marilyn Hickey, He is more than able to absolutely transform each and every one of our lives. The truth is that without getting out of our comfort zone and taking steps towards Him, we cannot reach the full potential of what we are capable of.
There is a time and a place to relax at home and spend time with our loved ones, but there is also a time to get out and spend time building up our faith and one another. Come to Hearts Ablaze expectant, and God will meet you right there.