The past several days, God has been peeling back some of how I look at things.
And I am being changed as He does.
Early this year, I virtually met Beth Kinder of Remade Ministries, and became a writer for their team teaching out to minister to women. Something a bit surreal at the same time as exciting and a step beyond what I had been expecting.
I sensed I was to say yes without fully understanding why.
God has been slowly revealing that why to me.
This weekend, I got the revelation that although I may have talent as a writer and a singer, a wordsmith as it were, my best words are His, and come out my best through community.
I was meant, designed to be part of a team. To co-lead, so to speak.
The times when He uses me best are when I link up with the teams He has for me to be part of, for His purposes.
And when I do, another layer within me becomes remade as He desires.
For God knows I need community to help keep me on track and focus in the hard seasons.
Because I have the tendency to lone wolf and isolate myself in the storms, leaving myself open to remaining stuck where I am.
I need the rest of the team of keep me focused on God, listening for His voice & following where He is leading me. I need their prompts, encouragement, and suggestions when I begin to falter or wallow.
Community for me is a blessing: both a gift and a necessity.
I am so thankful that God has been revealing this truth to me in deeper levels as He continues to make me new in the areas where I so desperately need Him to.
My former self used to be a walking sarcastic chip on her shoulder. I couldn’t receive constructive criticism for fear of my tightly around emotions unravelling.
My new self has accepted I need to continuously be learning, repenting, listening, following & becoming new.
Instead of running in fear from going deep with community, I am trusting in the One who is making me new.
Despite my trepidation at becoming remade, I know His plans for me will make me the best me He hardwired me to be. And how those He has blessed me to be in community with, along with Holy Spirit, are the tools He is using to reshape me.
I am so grateful for His timing, and the support of the communities He has gifted me with.
This week, I am leading. But not on my own, as part of team. And i am excited at the thought of what He will do through me, as a part of that unity.
Now is the time to be Remade, Beloved. Each day we have a fresh opportunity to learn, grow & become remade at His hands.