During the lunch break on Thursday I was standing there and Tim said something to me like this, “Are you OK? You look like you are in deep thought or something is bothering you…”
I was OK. I think I was stunned after that first message. Andy Stanley talked about 3 specific things and how they relate to doing ministry. They are: Forgiveness, Family, and Finances. God really got my attention right off the bat.
Just moments prior to Stanley’s talk I had a conversation about forgivenss. Then to hear Stanley talk about it I was dumb-founded. I was in shock… it was as if he had just read my mail… like he had been listening in on my conversation… this was such a God moment for me. Literally I thought I was the only one in the room. The element of Finances was the other key point to this power-packed threesome of points. As a family, we have made some decisions on this as well.
The mess was cleaned up with each message I heard afterward. Now that I am home I am trying to figure out what the purpose of all this was. I think I know. I am still praying through it. I want to do what thus says the LORD. I am making sure I’m not chasing after something Roye wants to do.
So I am back to making another decision. I know Joel would have you think the decision still centers on whether I should wear Boxers or Briefs. (If you need more info on this click here… then read the comments).
It’s kind of an exciting moment… not the choice of boxer or briefs. That decision has been already made.
So, while we are on the subject I think I will try out this new feature here on wordpress…
Alright, so why does someone have the blues after attending such an incredible conference? I don’t know… I guess I’m messed up.
There was so much covered during those two days. I have been able to apply some of what I have gained to my life at work. The 2 books I picked up are going to keep me moving forward on the “business” side of the conference. (Tribes by Seth Godin and Saving the World at Work by Tim Sanders) Still there is this unresolved portion of what happened while there.
I was reading Jayme’s blog this morning and she definitely hit on some of the nerve surrounding this that I feel. I highly encourage you to read it!
There’s an “emptiness” to what I feel now… some unfinished business maybe.
Joel read to us in our men’s group this morning Psalm 107. It’s the “cried out to the LORD” verses that keep ringing in my head right now.
I’m not sure I have really “cried out to the LORD” yet. It is time to…