Man, it has been a long time since I have written anything, but I think it is necessary for me to get back to this blogging thing. 😉
I have to tell you about this past weekend! When I say it was AMAZING, that probably is an understatement. I haven’t had a weekend where I had the opportunity to merge my Faith along with my passion for Entertainment in a long time, if ever. That is exactly what #TheMergeSummit2016 was all about.
I had the opportunity to volunteer for The Merge Summit working on the Social Media team. I’m sure you are wondering what The Merge Summit is, right? The Merge Summit was founded by Dr. Holly Carter, founder of Relevé Entertainment, in 2009. It is a conference that merges Faith with Entertainment. For some strange reason, there is this myth that you can’t be in the Entertainment Industry AND be a Christian. Well this summit empowers you to do both!
The conference was just a complete & total blessing from God. The theme this year was #InfinitePossibilities. Just the theme alone will preach! But from every event, to every class, to the conversations I had, to the relationships I built, to the prophecy I received, God was all in it.
Whether it was DeVon Franklin reminding me to be “Intentional” about my “Intention” or Dr. Sophia Nelson giving me “The Woman Code” or witnessing Courtney B. Vance thanking God over and over again, or Tina & Richard Lawson reminding us that it is never too late to find love, God was moving throughout the entire weekend.
Perhaps the life-changing moment of this weekend, for me, was when Shawn Bolz called out my name and explained what God revealed to him about me in a room full of people. It is amazing the lengths that God will go through to remind us that no matter how insignificant we may feel, He is always listening to us. God used Shawn Bolz to remind me of the favor that God has placed on my life. Now, I already knew this, however, sometimes when things don’t work out the way you think they should, you start to question God. Don’t act like you don’t question God! I know I’m not the only one,lol. Anyway, God doesn’t hold those questions against me. Instead, He shows up in ways that confirm there is NO Doubt that it was God. It is so comforting to know that God continues to have His hand over my life.
When I think about this past year, I realized that the conference started on 8/25, which was literally the 1 year anniversary of my move. It is amazing how everything has come full circle. Last year I said after I have been here for a year, I will be able to start walking in my purpose. Well that time is NOW!
This is my moment! This is the time to walk in the favor that God has over my life! In the words of Actress Edwina Findley, “We serve a Supernatural God. When you put His super with your natural, there is no limit!”. Yes, when God is in it, there are most definitely #InfinitePossibilities!
Check out The Merge Summit’s Instagram page for a full recap of last weekend!