The Fear of Failure

Going Higher Recently, I told God that I was scared to be elevated to a higher position of influence. I might fall into pride or lose the intimacy I have with Him. I might forget that I needed Him and become the kind of person who shouldn’t be looked up to. Going higher can do […]

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The Joy of Serving (Overcoming Disillusionment)

Several months ago, I shared about my struggles with obligation as a good Christian girl. I wrote, “Obligation killed my joy.” In the same post, I shared that God had promised to take me deeper into the JOY of serving. He has. Here is some of my journey and what I’ve learned. Disillusionment I loved […]

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Learning to Let My Heart Break

Feeling Lost Recently, my heart has been breaking a lot, and it hasn’t felt great. In fact, at times I wondered if something were seriously wrong with me. Unable to shake a heaviness that didn’t seem to match my circumstances, I finally asked God what was wrong. “Why do I keep having bad dreams, God? […]

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The Boldness to be Me

Life Purpose I used to think of my life purpose as a job. It was my job to be Christ to the world. It was my job to support, encourage, comfort, and edify those around me. But God didn’t create me to do a job, He created me to be a person––a unique individual that […]

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Purpose & Potential: Living in Freedom

*** It is for freedom that Christ has set you free. Stand firm, therefore, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. – Galatians 5:1 *** In this final installment of my Purpose & Potential series, I’d like to address the question of freedom. It is easy to think of […]

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Purpose & Potential: The In-Between

Between What Is and What Could Be One of the biggest struggles I have had in regard to life purpose is living in the tension between what could be and what is. Dreams and desires God seemed to put on my heart remain out of reach. Potential I see in myself stays dormant, for years. […]

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Purpose & Potential: Discerning Your Calling

Called When I was young, I avoided the term “calling.” I wasn’t sure I had one, and I wasn’t confident I would be able to correctly discern it if I did. I couldn’t relate to people who had a clear, concrete vision for their lives, who felt “called” to do something. To me, life was simply […]

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Purpose & Potential: Caught up in the Millennial Race to Relevance

Year 30: Have I Arrived? At the beginning of the year, I turned 30. While the actual day wasn’t super traumatic, the process of slowly approaching 30, rounding that curve, and then finding myself in a new decade was a bit of a slow-motion slap in the face. When I was 24, a friend turned […]

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