b moments, authentic

This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.

Scripture reference: Romans 8:28 (NIV)

Today I am thinking about how we may need to go back before we can go forward. I recall a time when I was really seeking clarity about my life’s purpose but all that was hovering over my head was a cloud of confusion. No lighting bolts of inspiration! I really just wanted to go forward and get out of it all. But God was teaching me that in order to go forward, I would first have to go back.

During this time, I really wasn’t living much of an authentic life. Due to some past disappointments and hurts I had mastered how to project a facade. This way, if anyone chose to reject me, they would really be rejecting the facade and not me. It is one thing to have your facade rejected. It’s another to experience rejection of your true self.

As I realized that I was living more and more of this facade, I felt that God was saying two things to me. The first was, “The work that I have for you will require you to be your true self.” The second was, “If you choose to trust me and journey back to revisit some old wounds, you will not be going alone. I will be with you every step of the way.”

It is that moment in my heart that I accepted His Invitation, and I have never looked back.

The Words that I use to inspire me are, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28 (NIV)

Please share this reflection, because others desire to be inspired.

So today, do you have the courage to step forward and offer what only you can offer to the world?