I was very privileged a few months ago to be invited to blog at The enVision Conference, an event to help young people find their calling and prepare to become leaders in their communities.
Tonight, the first night, we heard from Hannah Bell, the conference’s founder, and Nathan Macias, a former Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force and Texas State Representative. It was a night of inspiring stories.
William Pitt wanted to run for Prime Minister of Great Britain at just 24 years old. His friend, William Wilberforce, told him it would never happen. “We are too young to understand the impossibility of our tasks,” he said. But that’s the point – why get bogged down in the supposed impossibility of our dreams?
Fannie Crosby wrote hundreds of hymns. Sounds pretty cool, I guess. But she was also blind. Why should we let our weaknesses prevent us from doing great things?
William Borden could have spent his life in leisure as a member of the wealthy Borden (yes, Borden milk) family. Instead, he became a missionary. During his time at Yale, he got over 1,000 students involved in a Bible study group. Though he died young, he most certainly made an impact.
So what’s stopping you from striving for greatness? Get out there and do something big.
I liveblogged tonight’s sessions at the Conference website and will do the same tomorrow. Check back periodically to see what we’re up to!
Photo c/o Christina Hastings.