By Daneen James
God sees you.
He knows the adversity you have overcome. He understands that you’ve endured things you didn’t deserve. That you’ve had many reasons to give up, but you found the courage to keep going. Despite the heart break, challenges, and disappointments that threatened to overtake you. You are still standing.
But sometimes what we use to survive in one season can create patterns that keep us stuck, restrict our heart and stifle our spirit in another season. Nothing makes God happier than to see you living the life that He created you to live. He wants to help you reach your full potential, in every area of your life. He wants to help you. He’s extending His hand. Will you take it?
Begin by answering these 3 questions (inspired by Dharius Daniels):
Where’s the hurt?
What was done that shouldn’t have been (feelings of grief, loss and unmet expectations offer clues)?
Where’s the hole?
What wasn’t done but should have been?
Where’s the hazard?
What thought or memory keeps tripping you up? What video plays in your mind that you find it difficult to escape?
Will you allow God into these areas? Will you choose to accept Christ as the answer to bring you wholeness and peace?
Here’s a prayer:
Father, there are places where I am stuck. Regrets and resentments cloud my perspective. I have done things for which I'm ashamed. Made areas of my heart unavailable to you. But I want to know your freedom. I invite you into my life, nothing is off limits. Help me give you my broken pieces. Strengthen me to expose my wounds. Give me the courage to be honest, withholding nothing. Then God do what only you can do. Let your love wash over me and lead me to healing. Father, when it gets hard, help me look to and lean on you.
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