Hi OBSers — it’s Missy Pettigrew here to play a game with you. Don’t worry! You’ve probably played this one at least two (or 20) times.
We’re each going to hold a flower and pluck petals for every phrase we’ve heard before. Ready?
“That outfit is so great on you!” Pluck.
“Are you sure you want to wear that?” Pluck. And, OUCH!
“I so identified with your comment on the blog the other day!” Pluck.
“I read your comment on the blog the other day and I feel the opposite.” Pluck.
Friends, that game could go on and on, couldn’t it? Don’t I know it, as I’ve played with dozens of my own flowers over the years. And, I always lose.
But God. He pours his love and acceptance into each space that a plucked petal left behind. He replaces these holes in our hearts with His holy truth … if we’ll allow Him to.
Does the following quote from Lysa speak into your feelings of “not being enough” the way it does into mine?
Thankfully, Lysa shares a two-fold strategy for kicking those feelings of inadequacy to the curb.
- Operate in God’s love
- Operate with God’s love
Please tell me I’m not the only one who desperately needs to practice retraining my brain?
The book of Isaiah brings particular comfort to my feelings of inadequacy, in my relationships. I pray that the following verse patches some holes in your heart the way it does mine.
What do you say we ditch those flowers and instead, re-train our brains to think on the Truth found in His Word? As we hold onto His unshakable love for us and become more than good Bible study girls in our relationships? Who’s with me?!
Observe — Which situations and people spark your feelings of inadequacy?
Bible — Did you know God’s Word is filled with promises to us? When I need the Words of The Bible to fill holes in my heart, I often memorize scripture. Look up each of the following verses, then choose one to write on an index card. Recite it aloud, asking God to help you believe the truth of it. Repeat this often, highlighting key words to help you remember the verse.
For more on memorizing scripture, click here. Then share with us: Which verse and method did you choose for memorizing?
Stretch — This week, focus on God’s love for you during insecure moments. Recall the verse you’re committing to memory and recite it. Then, practice discerning who might be feeling a similar insecurity. Let’s #LiveItOut by operating with God’s love to that person.
You’re invited! ~ Another way to retrain our brains is by participating in the powerful Bible Teaching in each of our six Conference Calls. It’s not too late to sign up! Get more info here. Our next call is TOMORROW with Whitney Capps!
We have a winner from Monday’s post! Congratulations Teresa Griffith! You won:
- Let It Go book by Karen Ehman
Act Justly Printable
Bible Verse Bookmark
Teresa, check your email today for information on how to claim your prizes! Congrats!
We’ll have another giveaway this Friday!