What am I excited about in 2013? In a word…MOMENTUM. Why? Because momentum is unstoppable!
As we kick off 2013 and everyone hurries to set goals and make resolutions, I want to share what God has been speaking to me about for the coming year. My vision and my goals for 2013 can best be summarized by 5 words which were tweeted during the first minutes of 2013 by one of my newfound heroes in life – Robert Griffin III (aka RG3): “Happy New Year!!! You ain't seen nothing yet!!!”
I love that! That’s perfect. That is exactly what God has been revealing to me for the past several days (minus the improper grammar of course) about what this coming year has in store:
“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” 1 Corinthians 2:9
“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us” Ephesians 3:20
“You ain’t seen nothing yet!!!” (@RGIII 1/1/13)
I believe that sky’s the limit for 2013 in terms of what God wants to accomplish in me and through me. And I believe the same is true for you as well. It's true for any child of God who says “God this year belongs to You. Use me as You will. Use me for Your glory and according to Your purpose.”
And that is where MOMENTUM comes in.
MOMENTUM is a new conference that we are going to be launching in March 2013 – one designed specifically for those who feel God is calling them to the leaders and influencers in today’s world. Whether you’re a leader at your church or in the workplace or even just within your circle of influence, this conference is for you.
Below is an excerpt from the HOPE Association blog post announcing the MOMENTUM conference:
“Well, for anyone who knows anything about science, you know that momentum equals mass times velocity. A large mass moving at a high speed or velocity produces lots and lots of momentum. And that’s just what we aspire to be! We hope these conferences will be the combination of a large mass (group of 500) coming together and being moved and inspired to act for a greater cause and purpose (velocity). And the beautiful thing about momentum is that once it gets going, IT CAN’T BE STOPPED!”
If you like visuals, you can picture it this way:
Or in other words: my GIFTS + my TALENTS used in accordance with God’s VISION for my life multiplied by the power of the CHURCH = UNSTOPPABLE MOMENTUM!
Picture this: 500 young people from all over North America gathering together. Each of us identifies our God-given gifts and talents – the things that God has placed inside us for a reason. And then we align those gifts and talents with God’s vision for our lives – the glorious vision that He's had for us before we even came into existence.
And then – here comes the best part – we take all of those individuals living according to God’s vision and we join forces together in the context of the Church – the same Church that began 2000 years ago back in Jerusalem and that “turned the world upside down” and changed the course of history forever.
The result??? UNSTOPPABLE MOMENTUM!!!
Or in other words...YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHING YET!!!
Conference registration is now officially open and we will certainly fill up. Reserve your spot today to be part of MOMENTUM 2013 - taking place March 1-3 in Ellenville, NY. For more information or to register, go to the Hope Association’s website by clicking here.
For discussion: is anyone else out there excited for MOMENTUM 2013?