“You are a part of the puzzle that is needed. “This is one of the wisdom nuggets I’ve held on to since this weekend from one of my sister-friends, Shantel Farrow. I always enjoy speaking with Shantel because she causes me to reflect purposefully.
It’s another week and here I am again. Discussing a topic that I sure didn’t plan. Last week we discussed the significance of Godly sisterhood. It’s time to peel back more layers. At the core of Godly sisterhood is relationship. How can someone be your “sister” and you know nothing about them?
Last week, I shared a major goal with the accountability group I am a part of. I had a few nights of feeling great enthusiasm, productivity, goal setting and then I felt tired. Done. Could it be something that I ate? Could it be that I need to increase my exercise? Or was it that I am experiencing a case of sleepiness?
Our lives are the sum total of what we have experienced. I have been reading about healing from a wounded spirit. As a burden bearer, one that genuinely empathizes with others, there are some areas of my life that need attention. One is my ability to connect with other people.
Directly confronting the walls of the church, Minister Ashley Sauls takes an internal and personal look into the role and practice of ministry as defined by the scripture. At its’ core is the question she asks herself and the question she poses to fellow ministry leaders: Are we saving souls?
Fear and I were once in a close relationship. Fear gave voice to my inhibitions and responded with answers that agreed with my feelings at the moment. Fear would tell me to avoid pursuing God’s purpose for my life by saying, “It is much better to play it safe. Do you realize the cost of being a disciple of Christ?” Fear taught me to look at circumstances and said, “Things can never improve.