Guess what? I finished the book! (So Long Insecurity). I'm not a very avid reader...so I'm kinda proud of myself. It was a long book too! Anyway, I may be leading a short-term small group to follow up from the simulcast. So, let me know if you're interested. Beth really hit on every area that i could imagine someone being insecure about. And trust me...if you think you don't struggle with insecurity...read the book...I can almost guarantee that you do...just like me.
So, I haven't been blogging for the past few weeks...I honestly couldn't put all of my thoughts into this little box...they were everywhere. The truth is that God has been doing a pretty big transformation in my life (Spring cleaning...if you will) in a few areas...one being insecurity. The others, I won't get too detailed. But, I think I can sum it all up with this realization: It is only by God's power that the strongholds can be released from my life. What? You learned that in Sunday school as a kid? Well, so did I. But for the first time it resonated with me. I think it is because having children and being married...though they are my favorite things about life...also bring out the worst in us. My husband and son know me...better than anyone else. I didn't really know that I had strongholds until my beautiful boys came into my life. Anyway, God knocked me off of my chair in church a few weeks ago...and I knew that he was calling me to spend some purposeful time with him on a few things. Let me say it again...it is only by the POWER of God that we can be healed from strongholds in our lives. I know it...I've lived it and I feel like a new gal. Here's a song that I heard yesterday that made me bawl like a baby: