I remember very distinctly back in college sitting in my philosophy classes having intense conversations about faith and religion. At the time I was in a classroom with affirming atheists, agnostics and philosophers basically people who had spent the last few years of their lives compounding an aggressive argument against God. I, being naïve and not knowing any scripture Catholic girl, was in the class trying to process with my mind and heart all the new arguments, information and intellectual jargon laced with emotional toil I was hearing. At the time I was a secret agnostic myself but yet I had enough faith to believe that there was something to this God although I didn’t have a firm foundation within it in which I could actively use to dispel their arguments.
It was a daunting experience and I remember one conversation in particular. One guy said that ‘Jesus couldn’t be serious when he asked us to love our neighbors the way that we love ourselves.’ He said that’s too much love to give and ‘there’s no way that the same love that I give to myself I would give to someone else’.
That really sparked a debate because it struck a MAJOR NERVE within me. I mustered up enough courage to begin to argue with him and say,
‘Why not? What’s so hard about thinking about other people before you think about yourself and what’s so hard about treating other people the way you would want them to treat you? When you put someone else first eventually somebody is going to put you first and it’s a domino effect that never ends. And even though I’m putting somebody else first eventually it’ll be my turn to be put first and I’ll get where I want to go.’
He said, ‘Even that’s too much.’ He doesn’t think about anybody else the way he thinks about himself. He wants to make sure he has food, clothes, his books for school this and that and he fundamentally can’t be concerned about everybody else it’s too daunting. It’s too much for one person. It’s not possible to do that or carry that burden for yourself and others.
I told him, ‘it’s only a burden if you’re selfish.’
I had no idea that I was having an argument that would set forth one of the most important aspects of my life which is understanding and teaching the Word of God. I had a desire to put together the pieces of the Word that had been missing that would enable generations of people to see and live on the goodness of God (ie the GOD KIND OF LIFE). Proverbs 25:2 says, it’s the glory of God to conceal a thing matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings.
As a teacher and one that desires to share as much knowledge, wisdom and understanding of things the Glamour G.I.R.L Women’s Conference is very important to me. I’m the type of person that doesn’t like to keep information. When I learn how something works or I figure out how to attain results I innately want to share that information with others who need it.
I believe there’s room at the top for everyone. I also believe that the world is abundant with resources and is waiting for as many that will to tap into them. At the Glamour G.I.R.L Women’s conference that’s exactly what we do SHARE, SHARE, SHARE. Through networking with others who have achieved success in ministry, leadership and business we have the opportunity to pour into each other and share what has worked for us.
As we come together in a glamour event such as Glamour G.I.R.L know that God is already 10 steps ahead of you! The grace and glory that you need will be at your beck and call October 9th-11th 2014. Make plans to attend nightly at 7pm with a special business seminar on Saturday the 11th. Book your flight. Pack your bags. Meet us at the Glamour G.I.R.L Women’s Conference.