One of the big takeaways I got from attending my annual conference is the call to steward my gifts and dreams well. Over the weeklong conference, I was reminded of the many dreams and desires that He has placed in my heart. I have always loved history, have been drawn to study systems and how they affect government decisions. It is a dream of mine to testify before the United States Congress or be a keynote speaker at a United Nations conference. I want to be able to knowledgably speak into government decisions, to encourage policy makers to bring Kingdom principles into reality. What does that look like? How will I do that? When will I do that? Absolutely not clue.
What I do know is that He is calling me to steward that passion and dream. What that means in the short run is to devote my time to learning more about global politics, spending more time reading the news and understanding situations that I am not familiar with. It means doing what I can (learning) until I am given more clear direction for the future.
So while I was in Bangkok after conference I spend the afternoon browsing the bookstore and purchasing books to help me be a better global citizen. Here is the pile of books I amassed in Thailand, 8 in all. My suitcase barely shut but I am
excited to learn all that I can. I’ve already finished 3 of the books in this picture!