Connecting Beyond Barriers
I sometimes feel like hitting my head against the wall. The barriers we have placed between woman, God and connection have become the downfall of our community.
Fear keeps us hiding behind a name or building. The enemy has us fearing that the loss of numbers will leave us ineffective and useless.
Let us drop the status quo way of doing things and let us focus on connection.
“connection is the energy that exists between people when they feel heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgement; when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.” -Brene Brown
Does it matter what church or denomination we come from?
Are we not all just looking to be seen and heard?
These barriers are keeping us from truly experiencing all God has intended for our lives, communities and church.
Sometimes I would rather deal with the mess of cleaning my bloody head then my breaking heart. The exclusive groups and cliches has left a bitter taste in my mouth. The thought of having to try and break through the barriers leaves me ill and distraught.
How can we claim to love and serve the same God yet turn our backs on one another in a crowded room. Playing “church” has gotten contrite and tiresome. This is no longer high school where the popular crowd gets to determine the next cool fad or trend.
This is real life with Jesus…
The same Jesus who came to die on the cross for our sins; leaving us cleansed and given an opportunity to have a do over in our lives. So why must we try to live by the law and ignore grace?
Ladies let us be different because of Him. Let us work together to build a stronger family of Christians in our community. Let us let go and not worry about success but instead focus on the quality of our connections. Life is too short to be on opposing side and yet serving the same God.
Posted on October 4, 2012, in Change, Chosen for More, Deeper, Encouragement, Enough, Faith, Friendship, Journey, Obedience, Praise and Coffee, Progress, Reflection. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.