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I know yesterday my tip was about being prepared and knowing what you want to get out of the conference. Now I’m going to slightly contradict myself, but I think you’ll see why.
Tip #4: Leave room in your expectations for God to accomplish his plan for you during the conference time.
You might have all of your plans set out, and then none of what you thought should happen during the conference ends up happening. God might have a different reason for you to be at a writers’ conference.
For one author I know, she found out that she was at a conference solely to encourage other writers.
Another author discovered that she was supposed to meet an industry professional–and she found a job in publishing. She wouldn’t have guessed that was what God had planned, but it turned out to be the reason he called her to the conference.
Another author I met at a conference had a lot of marketing ideas to offer, and he ended up being invited back to the same conference the next year as faculty. He never expected to be a speaker, but he discovered he had a gift and had knowledge to offer others.
In most cases, we need to show up for God to work his plan in our lives. Leave room for him to work during conference time.
Have you ever clearly seen God working during a writers’ conference? Can you share your story?