2015 has been a hard year.
God and I have been dismantling places in my heart where I’ve believed lies about who I am. And while it feels good to be on this side of the process with some of my tangles, those “in-the-middle” times were sobering.
Honestly though, I’m still smack dab in the middle of some of them. Sometimes all we can take are baby steps because the not-good-enough pain is so great, and the less-then lies so deep.
How did I get so tangled?
And why did I stay that way for so long?
I realize I wasn’t just knotted up in fear, shame, unforgiveness, and unworthiness… but I had knots triggered by rejection, pride, guilt, and thinking I was either too much or too little. Sweet mother I’ve been a mess.
But I’m so hopeful that 2016 will be very different.
I’m tired of circling that same stupid mountain, and I’m determined to climb it… no matter how hard it is. Because I want to go higher with God.
And you can only do that when you let Him heal up those broken places that whisper – I’m not enough – with the truth that because of Jesus… you already are.
But you know what else I’ve learned?
Community needs to be part of the process.
I know, I know. Women are tricky… community is messy… and church-people can be judgmental and act holier than thou. It’s risky to be vulnerable with your wounds. And I know you’ve been let down before — hurt by unmet needs or targeted with mean-spiritedness.
I get it. Really.
But you can’t hide, because community is a tool God uses to heal you up. And much to my surprise and delight, it’s played a huge role in my untangling. God has brought new friends into my life and strengthened long-time friendships. Both have challenged me and loved me through this untangling season.
I’ve found some freedom. Much-needed freedom.
And I want THAT for you. Because it’s possible. And it’s time.
So sister… let’s walk into 2016 ready to find freedom from joy-stealing and life-draining insecurities… and give community another chance (hey, we’re all messy and imperfect).
Because sister, you need this. We need this.
And this video unpacks how…
Every detail and resource you need to participate in the FabFive Untangled Challenge can be found right HERE. Yep, it’s all there.
Don’t you want 2016 to be different? Yeah, me too.
So let’s dump those New Year’s Resolutions. They’re all about you changing you. Right. Like that’s worked. Sheesh… what a set-up for failure.
Instead, what if you asked God to untangle and restore your heart.
Because the result is lasting change.
And honestly, isn’t that really what you want?