I had an opportunity to attend a conference, Cultivate, this last weekend sponsored by Sisters in the Spirit. The theme was centered on Cultivating Courage, and it was an incredible opportunity to be surrounded by women who were all interested in a deeper connection to Jesus, one that was free of fear.
When the panel of women shared their stories, I don’t think there was a woman in the room that didn’t feel a connection to at least one brave soul on that stage. I found myself relating to the personal accounts of past mistakes, fears, hurts, and triumphs.
It reminded me of how important it is to share our testimony with others. When we let go of our fear of being judged, there is a freedom that happens in your soul. You transfer the power of fear into the power of faith that God has prevailed in your situation. It also give the woman hearing it the opportunity to know they’re not alone. Woman can often feel like they’re the battling things on their own, whether an intentional thought or not. When we share, we connect.
Having courage is not always easy. But when we trust that God will stand with us and carry us through, courage can always be found.
Arise! For this matter is your responsibility, but we will be with you; be courageous and act. –Ezra 10:4
P.S. To find out more about the ministry that put the conference together, please visit www.sistersinthespirit.net.