I honestly have a love/hate relationship with huge conferences like this. I love the music, workshops, great preaching, and the books. And I love meeting people I rarely see. But I find the crowds overwhelming, and it always feels like too much of a good thing by the time it’s done.
Here are some things that may help you as you don’t attend T4G this week:
- Read Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking and remind yourself how you feel after spending a week in a room with over 8,000 people.
- Remind yourself that “New audio and video from T4G ’12 will be posted each day during the event” that you can watch comfortably from your living room at home.
- Every time you start thinking about the massive bookstore, remind yourself that you have an even bigger one at your fingertips.
- Pray for those attending. It’s hard to envy the people for whom you’re praying.
If you’re going to T4G, have a great time. If you’re not going, then join me in having a great time not attending to the glory of God.