Pain is an Invitation to Wholeness

Pain isn’t all bad. When pain surfaces it’s a sign. It signals that there are deeper issues in our hearts that need to be healed. Pain is bad if we don’t get healed, but pain can also be an invitation to wholeness. ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Life happens. And when it does it can expose brokenness and misalignments in my psyche, in my paradigms, in my longings and in my beliefs (perhaps that I’ve always had, or that I’ve picked up along the way). If I can let those places become whole, I will become more fit for the future God has designed for me. ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ God is so good that He will keep showing me my pain and coming after it until it’s all healed. He sees, really sees our hearts, just like what is ex

How to Keep Your Heart Engaged in Life through Tough Times

When we’re tired, disappointed, or hurt, our hearts want to shut down. We want to withdraw and protect ourselves. But if I can keep my heart awake and engaged as I walk through those times, I am going to come out on the other side with a wiser heart, a purer heart, a heart that is more empathetic towards others and a heart that is more in tune with God and with myself. ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ •Stay engaged with God. When you don’t understand, keep worshiping. Keep talking to him. Tell Him how you feel. Ask questions, but don’t distance your heart. Trust in His goodness. ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ •Stay engaged with community. I’m all for boundaries when someone is being injured by a relationship, but boundaries ar


The biggest thing I learned in 2019 is the importance of living “wholehearted”. I’m not only talking about wholehearted as it’s defined – “completely and sincerely devoted, determined, or enthusiastic.” Actually, that part comes naturally for me. But what dawned on me halfway through 2019 and began to shine on my heart is the realization that that’s not enough – the realization that if I’m going to reach my goals and live in my full capacity, then I have to also keep my heart WHOLE. So, that kind of “whole-hearted” is what I mean. Keeping your heart healthy takes work. It’s perhaps the hardest work of all. When the process takes longer, when it requires change, when you experience personal c
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