Dear Tabernacle Family,
Hello and Good Morning,
There has been such a stirring taking place in my heart. A wrestling, a contention for our identity in Christ. For who God created you to be! I encourage you to stop wrestling and start decreeing who you are. Embrace the bold, quirky, bright, and fragile parts of who you are. The wrestling you have been going through might be God telling you to stop wasting your potential and become who you’re supposed to be. You have a God-planned future filled with great hope before you.
This wrestling for identity is very personal to me, as I have contended, cried, laughed, gave up, started back up again, and gone full circle having allowed myself to be controlled by fear. Most of the time, unknowingly, not realizing that everything I was trying to do was in my own strength. Not God’s.
Take a step back from all the chaos that tries to engulf you. Exhale and breathe again. Quiet yourself. Your heart. Your mind. Your emotions. Be still. Allow the presence of the Lord to come in and rest with you. Acknowledge and release to God your hurts, your heartache. Praise Him for ALL that He has done. Give Him glory. Especially when you don’t feel like it.
Circumstances only have the power to consume you if you allow them to. YOU are powerful in your choices. In your thinking. Don’t conform to what fear is telling you. Most of us feel fear and react to it. We stop doing what is making us afraid and the fear goes away but our world gets smaller. In these moments, we have power over fear in our response and in our thinking. Choose to acknowledge the fear, then proceed into your God-given destiny.
You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it. You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed (Psalm 139:13-16).
Creative Marketing Director