I discovered a new word today. It was during the Fierce Faith Summit led by Alli Worthington. I forgot this was something I signed up for, which isn't too surprising, as I'm an avid "signer-upper" of all the things.
So with my five minutes are up, I didn't accomplish my introduction. As always God used my time to accomplished something greater. He opened my eyes the fact He's building this new thing in me. I'm still trying to wrap my mind around it all. I don't want to run ahead of him and tell the world something that comes from me. I'm sure I can think of all the ways I want to motivate the world with all of my many passions in life. My proclivity will be to chase after those things instead of Jesus.
A few weeks back God revealed how I live ashamed of him. It was a sad reality when this conviction hit. I've felt it before, but this time was different, it went deeper compelling me to action. I've spent the last couple weeks trying to stay aware of the areas in life where I fall victim to this. While studying Mark 13 this week, verse 13 leaped off the page providing more context as I process the battle of living unashamed of Christ.
At first, reading the words "don't be afraid" sounds demanding. My rebel heart wants to take offense and think how dare you think to tell me what to do. (Yuck. My heart is so ugly.) It's like a parent telling a toddler not to do something for the fifteen-thousandth time. They say it with love and good intention. However, those helpful words fall on deaf ears because the rebel heart wants to have its own way.
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