In session three Nancy Ortberg spoke about “Creating a Rhythm of Life”. Her key question was:
What can you do to create a rhythm in your life that renews the life of God in you?
In this question she is referring to both how we are connecting with and growing in Christ as well as how we are arranging the busyness of our lives to focus on developing our giftedness as well as creating the space for the things that keep us sane.
As part of the session we heard from several different women in different stages and seasons of life. Very inspiring!
In session 4 Nancy Beach talked about “Leaning into Your Tribe”.
Here she is talking about the power of the women around you. The women who support you, the women who mentor you, the women you mentor, etc.
But here’s the statement that haunts me… and this comes from her book Gifted to Lead (which was just released by the way and yes, you should get it.)
Women leaders who are not at peace with their identities or confident in the choices they have made, can doubt themselves to the point that they tear down others in an effort to boost their own worth.
We as women tend to be our own worst enemies. We sabotage one another because of things like constant comparison, jealousy, envy and coveting. This hit me hard today because it could possibly be the greatest challenge for me in living out this gifting that God has given me.
In closing, Nancy B. left us with a couple key thoughts:
- You just don’t know the ripple effects of what you are doing. Don’t take for granted that someone is watching you.
- Are you being responsible with the calling that God has given you?
So let me ask that last one of you:
Are you being responsible with the calling that God has given you?