The events of this week have gotten my wheels turning. The shooting at the school in Parkland, FL has me asking, “What should our response be as Christians?” And I keep coming back to this: As Christians, it is imperative that we fully live out what we are called to do. We are to be the hands and feet of Christ on this planet, ministering to the hurting and the broken. But here’s the catch: Living through the process of being molded for your calling is hard. How many of us will actually endure it?
I got to talk with one of my heroes this week, and she said something profound to me: “This process you’re going through is normal. There is nothing abnormal about it. What will be unique, is how you come out of it.”
Friends – It’s how you come out of it that matters. We’ll all face the process, but will we engage with God in it so that we come out on the other side stronger, more faithful, and more committed to Jesus? Or will we opt out of the process in order to stay comfortable or to avoid pain? Trust me, I get it. I understand this Jesus-life is not easy.
But oh friends…
It is so completely worth it.
This week I’ve approached things differently, and did a vlog instead of a blog. This was so heavy on my heart, I just had to teach on it.
Please be strengthened, challenged, encouraged, and equipped by the video below. It has come straight from my heart.
You are called. You are needed.
YOU ARE SO SO LOVED.