Lots of different kinds of baggage are heavy, but relational baggage is the heaviest. All of us have been hurt, wounded, or betrayed by someone close to us. We're handed baggage, and it's so hard to drop it. What we don't realize is that our relationships in the horizontal actually determine our relationship in the vertical. God doesn't play ball when we choose to hold on to the baggage. But there is hope, and there is an answer. Listen in to learn how to drop your relational baggage once and for all.
Some baggage is a little heavier than others. Guilt is one of the heavy bags. For so many people guilt has driven their relationship with God and it has stolen all the joy and life from it. This week we tackle guilty baggage head-on, uncover the lie, and tell you the truth so you can drop the guilt and have a life-giving relationship with God once and for all.
Baggage. Everyone has it, but few people deal with it. It weighs us down, makes us tired, and keeps us stuck, and yet we keep carrying it year after year after year. But what would happen if we could drop the baggage from our past and step fully into what God has for us tomorrow? In part one of this five part series we unpack the true problem with our baggage and what we can do to live free and travel light.
Everyone wants to make a difference. It's built into us. It's why we think we can change the world when we're young. Then, as we get older, that youthful idealism tends to fade and we give up those dreams of making a difference in the world. But it was never meant to be that way. God always intended your life to be a life that makes an eternal difference. This week we identify the roadblocks to making a difference and how to break through them to live a life that counts.
From the beginning God's plan for his Church was that it would exist not for itself but for the world. We are called to be ministers to the world around us. When we choose to be ministers we break down walls, heal broken hearts, and make a difference in the world around us.
Jesus said, "The son of man came not to be served but to serve..." Jesus always intended his Church to give their lives away so the world would know Him. That starts with choosing the heart of a servant.
We're taught our whole lives to be self-sufficient. To pull ourselves up by our bootstraps. To be independent. But what if that's all wrong? What if we weren't created to be independent? What if we were created for dependence? It's only in dependence that we can find true freedom in this life.
In order to accomplish the purposes and plans that God has for us, we must be page turners. We must allow God to move us forward in life to writing the next chapter and not stay stuck reading and rereading our previous chapters. #turnthepage
Father's Day is a day filled with different emotions for everyone. For some people it's joy and celebration, but for many people it's a day filled with pain due to broken relationships with their own fathers. Unfortunately, sometimes we view our Heavenly Father through the lens given to us by our earthly father. But even the best fathers can't love like the Heavenly Father, because His love is perfect.
Everybody wants to be happy, right? But happiness is temporary and fleeting. What we really need is joy. Deep, abiding joy. Joy can get us through the best of times and the worst of times, but it's hard to find. This week we learn the things that block joy in our lives and how we can overcome them.