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Made For This -- "Shrinking Back"

August 6, 2020

My righteous one will live by faith. And I take no pleasure in the one who shrinks back.  Hebrews 10:38

 

Read pages 223 through the top half of 225 in Made For This.

Girls.... "Something is keeping us from running wild toward our purpose. (page 224)" What a statement, and I'm sad about the truth of it in my own life. 

 

Numbness is keeping many of us from wildly running, and I'm really growing tired of it. I've said it before here, but it's worth saying again. When we choose to numb ourselves to sadness, grief, difficulty, or pressure, we automatically numb against joy, gladness, satisfaction, and relief. Our brains don't differentiate emotion. When we choose to numb we simply become numb. 

 

Like Jennie, I propose we FIGHT. I say we refuse to shrink back another day. I recommend we get up from this quiet time spot ready to take on some emotion and move towards our purpose.

 

Jesus, You never shrunk back. You were always about purpose. Give us clarity and boldness today. Help us to see the needs and be driven to help, or invest, or make a difference in some way. Don't let us numb ourselves to the activity. Cause us to feel the emotion needed to get up and go. We trust you... Help us when we don't!

 

 

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