a word of encouragement

The other day the Mr shared a very inspiring sermon on becoming the kind of person that God can use. His first point was that we should be the kind of people who are willing to go where few are willing to go. It really struck my heart. I think it's easy to talk a big game, saying we're totally open to new challenges and we'll go wherever God calls us to go, but actually doing it is a completely different story. I know I'm going to do big things with my life, not because I'm awesome or deserving, by any means, but because I'm willing. It's scary to be wiling, but honestly there's no other place I'd rather be then exactly where God is calling me to. 
Do you ever feel like you're different? Like people just don't get you? Yeah, me too. Honestly, sometimes it's better to be rare then like every other gem. Everyone is special, but sometimes you're meant to shine a little brighter. All this to say, don't be afraid to shine. Don't be afraid to be who you are. Don't be afraid to go to the next level, whatever that may mean for you. Go where few are willing to go. Be a leader and don't look back. Be fearless and bold and courageous, because you are a fully capable woman, capable of doing infinitely incredible things for the good of this world.