When You Can’t Go

Cara ACFW, writing advice 0 Comments

When you can't go

ACFW is about three¬†weeks away — Gack! That means there’s a lot of excited chatter…including yours truly. For me, it’s like a once a year family reunion with my writer peeps — including so many of the Writer Alley pals and Grove girl sisters. These folks understand a big piece of my life. This year I’m coleading a continuing education session, so I’ll be pretty busy preparing for that. Today though my heart is turned toward those who won’t be able to attend.

What if you can’t attend ACFW? Or another writers conference?

What if this year your heart is crying, what about me?

That’s a hard place to be.

So today I want to speak to you…

What if God has something big for you…at home?

What if He wants to unlock a part of a plot that just hasn’t been coming and this is the quiet you need to hear Him whispered suggestions?

What if He wants to fill you up with Him in a way that can’t happen in the busyness of a conference? You won’t be exhausted by the non-stop running that comes with a conference.

What if He wants to use you right where you are during the timeframe of the conference? What if He has holy appointments for you where you are?

What if He has a book He wants you to read that you couldn’t if you were distracted by the conference?

What if He has something you can’t even imagine…a piece of Him that He plans to reveal during that time?

What if during those days you need to serve your family? Your community? Your boss?

God has a plan for you and I know it is a good one. Today I’m praying that He will reveal it to you in a way that you can hear and understand. And I’m praying that while you’re home during ACFW or another conference that you love to attend, that you will sense His heartbeat in a real, strong way. And that by hearing His heartbeat, you won’t feel forgotten…instead you’ll feel incredibly loved.

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