My Full Cup -or- Why Being an Extrovert Doesn't Matter
In the car (Magda Row's swag wagon to be exact) on the way home from Influence Confernce. I felt like writing. So, I pulled out my computer – the one I brought to the conference and didn’t open once. I brought it as a security… you know, just incase I found myself alone and needed to hit up Netflix or something. Silly Blairita (um.. which, btw in spanglish means “little blair”) why did I listen to any little lie that I would be, or would want to be, by myself. This extrovert is walking away with a full cup. I was with my people. Yes sweet blog friends. We are a people. We are God’s people (Deut. 7:6) and as Christian bloggers we are kinda like our own little tribe… ahh. Feels awesome right?
So yes. I am an extrovert. Rebecca aka @betterlifebags, who I might have hugged more than anyone this weekend, is an introvert. At Influence there was a huge mix of Es and Is. My cup IS full. But so is Rebecca’s cup. A blogging conference might seem like one of the last places an introvert would want to be, but she too is going home on full -- not empty.
So what does that tell us? I can come home and say that I’m ready to walk into another super fun and busy week (my sissy’s wedding!!!) not because I brushed elbows with 200+ beautiful people, but because of the way God used those people to fill my cup. Extrovert or Introvert our energy is not found in man -- ourselves or others. It’s God, it’s God, and only God. When He is present come thirsty and drink. He fills. He fulfills.
I used to be an introvert for sure but have become more and mor of an extrovert over the last few years. It's kind of shocked me! Bumming that I dien't get to go this weekend. But glad to hear your cup is full, sounds like God was present :)ReplyDelete
I just adore you SO very much. You've exceeding my expectations and I'm so thankful to call you my friend. My cup is completely overflowing!!ReplyDelete
Reading everyone's tweets, I'm real sad I didn't make it out. Such a wonderful blogging retreat.ReplyDelete
Ahhh. A full cup is amazing. I so wish I could have gone!ReplyDelete
what a beautiful post!! can't wait to see more conference recaps!ReplyDelete
Sandy a la Mode
What a beautiful reminder! Love that you point out that our energy is found in God no matter our personalities. Your joy is beautiful.ReplyDelete
Blair. I love this. I am completely new to your blog and I only briefly talked with you in passing a few times this weekend at Influence, but already you are an inspiration. Not to mention your hair looks super cute ;)I'm one of those introverts going home on FULL!ReplyDelete
I can't wait to hear more about this conference. I stalked the instagram pix this weekend! It looked like SO MUCH FUN! I wish I could have gone! I do hope to go next year! I think we need a nashville gals meet up! We would have SO MUCH FUN!!!!ReplyDelete
Can't wait to hear more about it as you process (and see? pics??). Yay God!!ReplyDelete
Wow, such a touching and inspiring post. I hope to hear more about the conference.ReplyDelete
Blairita it was so nice to meet you! Wish we could have chatted a little longer... AND you do spanglish! we can totally be BFFs! heheReplyDelete