Church, we have a problem! We are experiencing a crisis of epic proportions, and it centers around our values. Do we know what is important to us and prioritize those needs in our daily lives? I cringe when I log into social media and see a leader, obviously worn, do another event. I hurt when I hear leaders say the magnitude of work they have to do, while they continue to take on additional responsibilities they don’t have time for.
How many of you can survive without your phones? Let’s face it as much as we need time off the grid we value our conversations. Whether we like to admit it or not, we all need to connect with other people from time to time. Some of us more than others. When we aren’t able to connect, we start to feel lost and disjointed. The same can be said for our need to communicate with other people.
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?
If we understood our identity, we would address our issues with self-esteem. If we were honest, many of our issues begin because we don’t understand who we are. This week, I was asked a question about how to embrace a healthy identity.
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.
Have you ever struggled with navigating life’s storms? If so, you are not alone. A better question is, “Do you know how to get through the storms?” Most of our Sunday morning messages are glamorized by “perfect” scenarios.