Last weekend I spoke at my favorite church in the world: Elevation Church
Elevation Church is home to me. And since it’s home, I always feel incredibly honored to speak there. And incredibly nervous. There is just a different kind of weight I feel in my heart when speaking at home. I can’t really explain it.
But here’s what I know for sure. God speaks most clearly to our situation when we feel desperation.
Desperation causes me to press into God in a deeper, more urgent kind of way. Probably the way I should pursue Him every day. But many of my every days don’t find me desperate.
Sadly, I get quite comfortable at times. And I can be forgetful about just how much I need God.
But writing this message definitely reminded me. I found myself in some hard spots leading up to Mother’s Day this year. Really hard. And I finally realized the person that would need this message most in the whole world was me.
Me. The girl that was supposed to walk up on that stage when all I really wanted to do was crawl back in bed.
But God has surrounded me with wise people. People I called. People who let me stand on their wisdom when I didn’t feel I could stand on my own. People who wouldn’t let me let Satan win.
Thank you to those people. You know who you are. And I pray you know how much I love you with every fiber of my shaky little heart.
So, with all that being said… here’s my message. The one I wrote. The one I delivered at my home church on Mother’s Day 2013. The message that the messenger needed most of all.