"If you’ve ever wondered how or why the Lord was going to use you in your home, work, community, or online – Influence is a fantastic place to connect and learn. We believe that God has given you influence right where you are, for one purpose: to make much of Him. At Influence we’re going to dig into the common thread of all of us – the Good News. We plan on doing a little teaching, talking, sharing, and celebrating concerning the ways He might want to use you on the individual platforms He’s given."
I remember seeing all of the posts and pictures from last year's conference and wondering what it was and if it was something I should look into. My blog friend (soon to be real life friend/roommate!) Megan told me that she is going this year which inspired me to join The Influence Network to see what it's all about.
And this is where I have to admit something...looking at the message boards and visiting the members' blogs, I felt overwhelmed and unsure. Everyone seemed so IN YO FACE or something. There was so much Tweeting. So many relationships already formed. So much....Jesus talk.
I know I make that sound like a bad thing, but I'm an introvert for real. Very much an introvert. (We'll expound upon that at a later date.) This network with all these passionate ladies constantly communicating with one another can be intimidating.
But the awesome thing is that we share a common bond: sisterhood in Christ. True desire to make much of Jesus and share His love with others. Passion for the gospel.
So although I have yet to actually post in the forums or really make my presence known in the network, I am so in. And I am going to the conference. And I am nervous/excited/overjoyed/thankful. And so ready to meet people who I've been stalking on the interwebz forever! Ahh!
There is still time to get your ticket. Go explore the site and pray about it. And by all means LET ME KNOW if you're going! I want to get to know as many attendees as possible online before seeing all of the beautiful faces there. :)