Ever since the day it was announced over on the Moms in the Making Facebook group, I’ve wanted to go to the first-annual MITM conference. The online support group has been a big encouragement to me, and the conference sounded so great!

 

When it was announced, the first thing I did was look at plane tickets for flying down to Dallas, saw the prices, and immediately told myself, “It’s impossible. I can’t afford it.” 

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Fast forward… airline mileage in my account, a savings jar on my dresser, several skipped 12-ounce-half-caf-vanilla-lattes and $4 into the jar instead, a scholarship application that brought me a discounted conference ticket, an email to my family asking for “Texas Fund” money for my birthday…

And suddenly I found myself registered for the conference, with my husband’s blessing, matched with roommates, and making the travel plans!

In a moment of feeling anxious about the whole thing, I began to ask the Lord, “Is this really something you want me to do? I don’t want to be irresponsible. I’m worried about spending money on this. Is this okay?” 

Then in an instant He answered in my soul: “What is eternal? Is money? Invest in what is eternal.” 

I realized in that moment, my money is not eternal, and neither is most of what I spend it on. What is eternal?

Relationships.
Worship.
Spiritual growth.
Encouraging other believers.

All things that this conference is focused around.

Peace reigned as I knew, right then and there, God was giving me the go-ahead. I let myself move forward with the plans, and I let myself finally get excited… thanking the Lord for His reminder to not let finances rule, but to pursue things that are lasting in His Kingdom.

If you’re on a journey of struggling to become a mom and trusting God with that dream, I’d like to invite you to check out the Moms in the Making conference, Hope Renewed! Here’s the direct website. I would love to see you there!

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