Looking back, I realize that I felt a slight distancing even before our daughter made her announcement that she was going to pursue a same-sex relationship. I attributed the distance to it being the beginning of her senior year, which was going to be a busy one, as she was still taking a full load--with … Continue reading No Matter What: Loving A Child Who Has Pulled Away
Category: Relational Wholeness
My identity was a foreign issue to me. I had no idea who I was because all the lies of the past still had their grip on me. I needed to realize that God created “me” for Himself. He put in me all the tools and abilities that I would need to live the life He had created me for.
I know some of you are already tempted to stop reading this article after seeing the title. I run into so many people that say "journaling just isn’t for me". If that is your thought, I hope to challenge your thinking just a bit so that you can see the benefit of journaling in your own life.
What are the steps God is asking you to take in this season? Be encouraged as you watch Erin's video.
It felt a lot like the analogy of drowning in the ocean. Every time I would pull myself up and drag myself away from the emotional ties, every time I thought I was finally free of it, that magnetic attraction would sneak up on me like an undertow at the beach, dragging the ground right out from under my feet. It was an exhausting process, one that left me feeling trapped and short of breath.
I stared blankly. The blank portion of my devotional stared back. What’s my mission? My purpose in this season? Condemnation began filling up the space inside. If the principle is that Jesus invites each of us to join Him in His redemptive mission, shouldn’t I have a mission field?
What you think you want may not actually be what you need.
It was at this point that God so clearly spoke to my heart, “My plan is to change you through this circumstance,” and it was then that I realized that this was the answer to my question.
In your life, do you ever get the sense that God is allowing something uncomfortable to cause you to come to Him for rest? I certainly do! Sometimes I am fully aware of my need for His rest, and other times, I am busy and clueless of it.
The truth is that God created us with needs and He actually wants us to be aware of what they are and how to meet those needs.