Hey SUM family, Tiffany here!
Recently I was given some words over my life. They were absolutely powerful. Isn't it amazing that God knows what we really need to hear? Isn't His time so perfect? These words opened up my heart to dare to dream again. I was fueled with excitement at the purpose and destiny that the Lord has for me. What could it look like to press in?
Then it hit me. Silly ol' fear crept in. "Aren't you afraid that your husband won't approve? Aren't you afraid that he won't know you anymore? Aren't you afraid that this will tear you apart?"
I know that I cannot be alone in this struggle. We find ourselves believing the Word of the Lord. We begin to hope and dream. And then...just like that we begin to feel like we cannot pursue the abundant life that God desires for us.
Let me tell you right now friends, the enemy wants us to believe that we have blown it. The enemy wants us to believe because of the "special circumstance" that we find ourselves in that we are somehow disqualified for the calling on our lives.
I cannot tell you how many times I've believed this lie. When I first came to the SUM community in 2014 I was the enemy's biggest spokesperson for this. I may not have said it audibly but I would repeat these lines in my head.
Now imagine for yourself. What would it look like to fully press into the calling the Lord has for you? Can you imagine the potential growth in Christ? Can you imagine the impact that it could have on your spouse? Your children? Your family? Your city? Your world?
The amazing thing we have to look forward to is our fearless leader Lynn who has trudged on before us. We know now that her husband has now been baptized. Can you imagine what it would have looked like if she gave up on her calling to be a writer? Can you imagine your life without this amazing community that began with one woman choosing to be obedient to God? I sure can't!
Rest assured that there is no better place to be than in the will of the Lord. We serve one amazing God. He is not only for us but He is also for our households.
Let's talk in the comments.
What are some words the Lord has given you about your destiny? What scripture and words of encouragement do you have for fellow SUMites walking through this struggle? How can we pray for you and spur you on?