Yeah, so it is time to be brave. We can all feel it. We know now what imperfectly brave living is. A willing heart to move where He is asking
We know that we are each called, equipped and have holy callings unique to us. Not to put our name in lights, but to display His name in gold sequins across the sky.
So how do we keep this up? How do we keep marching forward? If imperfectly brave living is for all the days, every day, HOW IN THE WORLD do we do it?
We redefine, that’s how.
The world is coming at us fast and hard. The world is really loud; too loud, in fact, that we become quite numb to everything else if we aren’t extremely careful. We have so entangled Christianity with the American dream that it is like picking oregano out of spaghetti sauce. Messy and ridiculously challenging. We want to be brave so badly but we are living by the wrong definitions.
Letting God redefine bravery is going to change the world. It is going to be extremely messy, but it is GOING TO CHANGE THE WORLD.
I can’t wait.
Here is the dream: Imperfectly Brave Living isn’t some catchy title. It isn’t good sounding words to throw around at women’s conferences. It isn’t the name of the next Hillsong soundtrack.
Imperfectly Brave Living is going to gain its ground in the trenches.
“I appeal to you therefore, brothers by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” Romans 12:1-2
Renewal actually means renovate in the Greek. Have you ever renovated anything? Have you ever wanted to rip up your carpet or paint your whole house? Have you ever wanted to redo your bathroom? Have you ever been sucked into the one and only HGTV?
Renovations are messy. Just like redefining. Just like imperfectly brave living. This whole thing is not going to be easy, girls. But it is going to be worth it.
As we move forward in redefining areas of our lives, we are going to peel back lots of layers that have clouded God’s real definitions. I will hold your hand when it hurts. I will cry tears with you when they come in bucket loads. I will pray to our miracle God with you as we walk through this new territory.
But I can assure you, promise land is waiting.
For March, we will let God redefine perfectionism. At the beginning of each week, you will receive a redefine perfectionism worksheet and be asked to journal throughout the week. At the end of each week, you will have the opportunity to respond.
Redefining will awaken our very souls, and in so doing will awaken our very world. Let’s get after it, girls. Let’s let God redefine our worlds.