Welcome friends! I am so thrilled you stopped by my blog today! I want to extend a special welcome if you have linked over from my devotion today, Hidden Potential, which is posted at Proverbs 31 Encouragement For Today.
If you would like to enter to win a copy of my book as offered in the devo, just post a comment, including one of the two things below:
1. State what hidden potential God has helped you to discover, so we can celebrate with you and so you can be an encouragement to others.
2. State the misconception or lie you have been believing, that may have kept you from embracing God’s love and forgiveness, and from believing that He has a special plan for your life.
(If you are posting as ‘anonymous’, just leave your first initial and last name in your comment. The winner will be announced on Friday morning.)
This spring I had the privilege of speaking at several women’s events, and have met so many sweet friends and new sisters in Christ.
At several of these events, after an evening worship session which was focused on discovering our value in Christ and allowing His voice to be louder than the enemy’s, I encouraged the women do so something out of the ordinary.
Each woman had been given a notecard, and was asked to write down the lie from the devil that she had been believing. The lie that has kept her from believing in her worth, her value in God’s eyes, and that God loved her unconditionally.
The lie that has kept her feeling useless, and worthless, and maybe even unforgivable. The women were then asked to surrender the lies that had held their hearts captive for years.
The response was overwhelming each time, and as I watched women lay those lies down at the ‘alter’, and surrender their pain to the Lord, my heart swelled with gratitude for the work of the Holy Spirit, and the blessing of seeing Him at work.
In the weeks following, as I read and prayed over all the notecards which exposed hundreds of damaging lies that the devil has been spreading, my heart just broke.
As the reality hit that the deceiver and destroyer of life is so hard at work to keep us down, the tears flowed.
And I was amazed at how many of us struggle with the same insecurities, pain, shame, regrets and guilt. We all think we are the only ones struggling, but if the truth be known, we share many of the same struggles.
Struggles that have evolved out of broken homes, childhood experiences, abandonment, betrayal, abortion, sexual sin, drugs, alcohol, divorce, parenting, marriage, and even ministry.
Struggles that cause us to walk down a path that leads straight to the dark state of feeling unworthy, inferior, unforgivable, unloved, and unusable by a soveriegn God.
So God has laid it heavily on my heart to take all of those hand written lies that I have collected over the past few months, and relace them with God’s amazing truths.
I cannot claim to be a Bible expert, but I can promise that I will be praying for God’s wisdom and guidance as I search for victorious truths to disprove the enemy’s lies.
Sisters, I know how hard it is to see the potential that God sees in us – especially when life has been hard, when we have shame and regrets, when we are filled with insecurities, and when we feel anything but special, loved and beautiful.
I want to equip and encourage you to tap into your own hidden potential, by tossing out those lies once and for all through the journey to discovery of God’s truths.
That journey can begin today, by acknowledging the lies we have been believing, and surrending them to Christ. Once we are emptied of the lies and deception of Satan, then God can fill us with the love, confidence and spiritual vision to see our own hidden potential and value. Will you join me in this journey?
On Friday, I will kick off a new blog series, called The Pursuit of Potential.
Potential is defined as the “inherent ability or capacity for development, growth or coming into being”. Each one of us has the capacity to be who God called us to be if we pursue the truth above all else.
This is a series to help build a community of sisters in Christ which will support and encourage each other, as we seek victory in Christ, and learn how to grant Him full dominion over our hearts, and our life.
I am excited about embarking on this journey of hope and restoration with you! My prayer is that you will personally relate to many of the lies that will be addressed, and that you will discover a feeling of freedom and peace like never before.
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If you post a comment about a lie or struggle you face, trust that I will make special note of it, pray about it, and search for God’s truth to address it.