I’ve always believed God is faithful and this verse has been my touchstone. In 25 years of full-time ministry I’ve held onto it.
When you surrender your life to the service of others, it’s hard. Really hard on you, your kids and your marriage. There have been times I’ve heard God speak into my soul. Sometimes, it has been intuition. Other times, through open or closed doors but He’s always speaking.
One thing I’ve never doubted, God chose me. But he didn’t just choose me. He didn’t just choose the people who stand behind podiums on Sunday who went to seminary. He chose you and He will create a beautiful masterpiece with your life.
I’m not discounting there are people who are uniquely gifted to stand and deliver incredible messages with pastoral giftings. But those people aren’t the only chosen ~ it’s the regular people like me and you!
Over this past week in San Diego ~ while attending STRONGEST with @mikefoster2000, his first #funtherapypodcast
event with 41 of the most brilliant and courageous people ~ I sat in my car after day 1 and I heard God speak to my soul so clearly His voice may as well have come from the radio, “It’s time to RISE, Lana.” All I could do was cry. I sat in the parking lot for at least 30 min - pulling myself together.
What’s so amazing is last month I listened to Mike’s fun therapy podcast with @caitlincrosby as they talked about her incredible project @thegivingkeys. The next week I walked into a shop in Williamsburg, VA, and found her necklaces. The one I chose, RISE.
God is faithful. Nothing you’ve done or anything done to you disqualifies you from being chosen to do incredible things. I believe in YOU 💕
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