|Jennie Allen, IF Founder and Visionary, speaking to IF:Local Leaders Tuesday in Orlando.|
I worked with a life coach for a year, and what came from that period of self-examination and exploration was very surprising.
I am a leader.
What was obvious to everyone wasn't to me. I've always seen myself more as an encourager, someone who comes alongside others who are leading.
But tests don't lie, and just because I struggle with the moniker doesn't mean it isn't true.
In fact, I'm still getting used to hearing myself reply, "I'm a leader" when someone asks me who I am.
I've been learning to lead with a movement known as IF:Gathering. IF exists to gather, equip, and unleash the next generation of women to live out their purposes. Purposes such as leading. Since Sunday, I have been in Orlando at an IF:Leaders Summit.
There was so so much to absorb in just two days, and while I've not begun to process all of what I heard and experienced, here are a few phrases that describe the time.
trust over fear
choosing faith amidst confusion
discipling a generation
uniquely designed for influence
fueling for battle
questions unable to articulate
future to be revealed
one day at a time
Have you ever experienced a redefining moment? What new identity are you embracing? If you'd like more information about how to get involved with IF:Gathering locally, leave a comment!