Hey sweet P31 OBSer! Brenda Earley here. This first week has been so worth it, don't ya think?
We've learned so many truths, such as:
- We are God's masterpiece.
- We are okay.
- We need to choose to fight for the girl within.
But the truths don't stop there! Here's another one I love from this week's reading:
"Drifts happen when we unintentionally move away from who we believe we can be, what we believe we can accomplish, or where we hope our lives will take us." - Chrystal Evans Hurst, She's Still There
Drifts — they creep in. Unexpectedly. Unintentionally. And I struggle with them! Distractions cause me to drift from my focus and purpose and lose the girl within. But James 3:4 is helping me with this, so I thought I'd share it with you in case you struggle with drifts too. It tells us,
"And a small rudder makes a huge ship turn wherever the pilot chooses to go, even though the winds are strong." (NLT)
Let me explain. The person at the helm of a ship can turn the vessel in a given direction simply by maneuvering the rudders. Even the slightest change causes a course correction. And guess what, friend? We too can choose to shift the course of our "life boat"!
Maybe you're asking, "Brenda, how do I do that?" Well, by choosing to use the truths we're learning in #ShesStillThere and God's Word as our rudders!
As we journey through these next 5 weeks and beyond, let's start navigating in God's direction for that girl within us. Let's steer in the direction of His truths to rescue that girl because, yes, she's still there.
Reflect and Respond:
What truth(s) stood out to you this week that you can use to turn your "life boat" towards the girl God placed in you?