So, this month, I’ve been doing some reflection on the last 12 months of my life, and there were definitely some highs and lows. What made the year a bit more difficult was how I wasn’t fully prepared to handle the lows. And truth be told, I really wasn’t properly prepared to handle the highs either. That may sound crazy to you but sometimes I just slid through the days, weeks, and months without ever really experiencing them because I had so much going on. And when I took the time to focus on something/somethings, ironically, it was during the lows. Hey!! I’m being honest here!! Anybody else want to admit the truth with me??
If it weren’t for God’s unwaivering love and the love and support from my family, friends, and my “newish” co-workers this past year, I don’t know where I would be. I had to admit it. I was stuck in a rut and the beginning of my rescue only came when I decided to try Jennie Allen’s DVD bible-study series, “Stuck.” Game changer for me!! I finished it a couple of weeks ago and I know God put that study in my life to save me from another year of struggle and the lack of feeling connected to Him and to my family and friends.
Bottom line: I’m not going into 2018 the same way that I came into 2017. I want more! I want more of Him! I want more positive experiences and I want the walls of my past to come crumbling down. I never want fear and mediocrity to hold me back. I will keep working on loosening these shackles until they disintegrate!
Are you reading this and pumping your fist and saying “Me too”!!!???? Do you feel stuck with your spiritual growth? Mental or emotional growth? Or maybe you are going in a different or new direction at this stage in your life and you need clarity on what God has in store for you??? Well, if you’re in the Raleigh-Durham area, I’m inviting you to join me in the First Best Weekend of 2018!! Starting on Saturday, January 6 at 9:00 AM, I will start be facilitating an 8 week special women’s study on Jennie Allen’s DVD series, “Stuck” right here at Asbury Church. It’s FREE and all you have to purchase is your study guide. This is going to be life-changing for us all as we will work together to get “unstuck” and, yes, childcare will be provided.
So, let’s finish out 2017 strong and with intention and then keep that momentum going into the new year!! Don’t do it alone (kinda like I did, and it was very hard)!! I hope to see you on the First Best Weekend of 2018. #getunstuck #enlargeyourvision #nomorestruggles #breakeverychain#firstbestweekendof2018 #beablessingtosomebodyandsharethis
Register for the 8 week Bible study – “Stuck”: asburyraleigh.org/connect/specialstudies
Submitted by Asbury Church’s Communications Specialist, Alicia Petty.