I attended a conference a couple of weekends ago. It was a leadership conference. I don't like those kinds of things usually. This was no different in many ways....and then again....maybe it was.
I don't sit well...conferences make you sit on chairs that are really comfortable for the first two minutes and then they are horrid!
Lots of information is presented that sounds perfectly logical and rational while the speaker is speaking. (think Algebra when it sounds so easy to work the problem until you get home and you and your book have a date that isn't going so well....)
The info comes at you like water from a fire hose...you catch a few drops and then all you can do it sit there squeezing your proverbial eyes closed because you can't take anymore!
This conference was exactly like that!....except for this conference also had some of my most favorite people in the world there too! I was sitting right by them! We made each other laugh (picture 8 sixth graders not able to stop laughing...probably had to be horrible for the presenter). As we all began talking, I realized that the few drops of info I got, were not the same as the others, so we could share what hit us the most.
But over the last couple of weeks, God has reminded me of things I guess I heard when my eyes were squeezed shut! :)
Here is the nugget I keep remembering: Whatever it takes.
I should do whatever it takes to do whatever it is that God is calling me to. Pretty simple really, but it has been playing around in my mind over and over.
So now I get to add to my other life mantra: Love God, Serve Others....Whatever it Takes! I even like the sound of it all together. It works and I am trusting that God is going to help me do that....whatever it takes!