“Hey, I am going to remodel my house while I am preparing for my daughter’s wedding!” Yes, anxiety is a focus problem.
I am not lifting up shame, triggers or dysfunction as a virtue in themselves and certainly not holy, but do our triggers and dysfunction have no purpose? Not so much!
Our deep despair over not being able to perform is both an invitation to lean into His life as well as a check that I'm probably kicking against the goads.
To “lean” is to go completely empty, looking for His filling. Coming with NO opinions, no thoughts and no strength.
Faith is to live listening to His voice in every moment of my life. It's like I'm to live with my ear against Jesus' chest, so I can hear His very heart about my life.
If faith is found in the theater of dependence, could God be increasing our dependence to expand our faith? Is it the design of our crisis?
The obstacles in our path are not hindrances, they literally are the way. I don’t get to sail through life without things that must be overcome.
I am sorry to say, humanity is a huge, black hole of need. On our own, we are nothing but a sucking vortex of need. But God calls us out to save us.
For years I have worked to accept my life in its entirety. By nature it's not in us to embrace our story. Acquiesce to it maybe but receive it…not so much.
Not a single time did the Lord excuse a sinner because of their circumstances. He had grace but never excuse. There's no get out of jail free pass because of circumstances.
How can I call the most tormenting “thing” in my life a blessing rather than a curse? Oh, I feel like I have an answer from the Spirit and this sheds such a light on my soul and my life.
During our recent server transfer to a new host I saw a principle of life that I experience daily. It’s not easy to live out. Living life listening not knowing.