How Are You *Really* Doing?
Alright so I’m going to ask you a question and your response to it is going to reveal a lot about yourself, ready?
How are you doing?
Maybe you recoiled into yourself when I said that. I think most of us hit cruise control and default to a “good” or “fine.” That’s what we say when we don’t feel like talking about what we are really going through because we don’t feel like telling the whole story or burdening someone else. We also might just not feel like going there emotionally.
The truth is that most of us, myself included, are overwhelmed, have a long to-do list, and are physically, emotionally, and possibly even spiritually tired. That doesn’t make you a bad person, that just reflects reality.
My hope is to encourage you to embrace that truth. “YES. I’M OVERWHELMED. I’M EXHAUSTED. I’M NOT IN CONTROL.”
Don’t run from it.
Give yourself permission to feel those heavy burdens and don’t beat yourself up for it. The point is not to bury it with a “good” or a “fine.” Instead let it breathe for a moment, and then also embrace the truth that you can face the realities of living in a fallen world, a sinful world, an anxious world WHILE also embracing the Word of God, rooting yourself deeply in it, and holding fast to it.
This podcast episode focuses on this topic and explores Ephesians 3:16-18. I invite you to listen to the entire episode below and find strength in Christ to face whatever you’re walking through.
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Love you all – keep making hope louder!
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