At this moment, I have been hurt by someone. I have been praying, avoiding, and maybe a little sulking.
In a month I will be speaking at the Belonging Conference in Apex (ironic right?). Yesterday, as I I was driving to church, I was preaching to myself. God was giving me my sermon for the conference.
I love it when God does that! He was showing me connections in the Bible I had not seen before. Then he showed me an example in two of the testimonies in my new book. “That’s so good,” I was thinking.
Then God said, “Take this truth and apply it to your current situation.”
That was met with complete silence on my part. That was NOT what I wanted to hear. Because, what God was asking me to do was hard, risky, humbling.
God and I didn’t speak for the rest of the car ride to church. Of course once at church, God gave me a spiritual nudge and conversations resumed.
What is God asking you to do that is hard? Risky? Humbling? Your breakthrough may just be on the other side.
Our weapons of warfare are not like the world’s. Our weapons require us to
lay aside our need for others.
Our weapons require us to
pray not gossip,
believe His Word above our circumstances,
refuse to give up on people,
worship in the middle of the storm,
rest in knowing we are accepted in the Beloved,
Acquiesce to the prompting of the Lord even when it’s hard, risky, and humbling.
This is how we fight!
So I will preach and do what God has asked.
“For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.”
2 Corinthians 10:3-4 NIV
PS: If you want to know what God asked me to do, join us for the Belonging Conference, October 12 @ Hope Chapel in Apex, NC.