Last week I released an episode on the first “before and after” in the Bible. As I started this conversation on beauty I realize I am ruffling feathers or as some would say, stepping on toes. Actually, it is not I who is doing the ruffling but the holy spirit. Before we keep having these hard conversations I wanted to address why I feel called to bring up hard things.
If you listen to our Wednesday interviews, which I hope you do as we have the most amazing guests every week, you might have noticed I started saying a simple statement:
God brings things up because they are on the way out.
Let’s talk about 4 things to know when God brings things up:
- God brings things up because he loves us too much to let them poison us. (ex: eating bad food it must be thrown up)
For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. Hebrews 4:12
- The coming up process is uncomfortable. Most people would rather sit in the pain they know than sit in the discomfort of the bringing up.
- It’s on its way out! That’s good news.
- Seek wise counsel. Get into a community. Don’t do it alone.
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