There is so much beauty in our weaknesses, but we're placing topsoil over them, trying to mask them from the world. It's causing us to have an identity crisis, and we're heavily burdened.
God wants to heal the weedy areas of our lives, use them to deepen our relationship/trust in Him, and free us up so we can walk fully in our purpose and discover our true identity in Him.
There is an opportunity for this to occur. I tell you know, it won't be easy.
The Uproot Challenge
Our challenge in the forum is six-fold:
1. Be open about who we are, where we are in our level of faith, and the struggles we contend with.
What pains you? What keeps you up at night? What life experiences have shaped you? What regrets do you still hang on to? What hinders you from moving forward with God and in life?
2. Think deeper.
Pray and ask God for wisdom and understanding. We want to understand what's at the root of our issues.
3. Don't forget the blessings
Recount your blessings.
How has God sustained you through it all? What is He doing in your life today that has made that season worth it?
If you're going through something now, what are you still grateful for and what is your expectation of our great Lord?
4. Share those examinations and any other insights.
We'll find that we're not alone. Others are going through it or have gone through it.
And even while we're in a dry season, God can enrich our perceptions beyond what we see in front of us. Share it.
5. Support one another.
Absolutely no judgment. We all fall short of His grace. Let's empower one another by telling our testimonies, encouraging a deeper relationship with Him, and by speaking God's Word over each other's lives.
6. Keep logging your progress.
God tweaks us day by day. It can feel slow and like nothing is happening at all but if we jot our progress down, we'll see over time just how far he's brought us and we'll be privy to His inner workings of our lives.
I'll be working alongside you in the blog as we all inspire each other with our testimonies in the forum.
This is a leap of faith, y’all, perhaps the biggest we'll ever take. Exposing ourselves is scary and exciting at the same time.
I look forward to seeing who we become.
The Spiritual Garden