The MOST impactful lesson I learned in 2018.

Hey there BCU Family!

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Podcast highlights:

  • 2018 was an amazing year of milestones.
  • The last week of the 2018 the Lord allowed a little “surprise” to come into my life.
  • That surprise is yet teaching a lot about rest, assignments, seasons and “no”.

 Scripture references

 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths (Proverbs 3:6).

 All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any (I Corinthians 6:12).

And He [Jesus] said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while: for there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat (Mark 6:31).

 Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him (James 5:14-15). 


So… what are your thoughts about resting and saying no? What are your takeaways from 2018?  How will you apply what you’ve learned to this upcoming year?   Let’s talk some more about this—head down to the comment section so we can continue our dialogue!

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Just an average girl. Saved by and serving an AWESOME God who assigned me to help encourage His people to #StayOnTheWall.

One thought on “The MOST impactful lesson I learned in 2018.

  1. This was so awesome (per usual). I definitely believe that illness and all that comes with it are allowed by God to teach us empathy and humility. I’ve shared my personal issues with you and they’ve definitely been like Paul’s thorn and I’m so very grateful that God’s grace has definitely been sufficient. He’s also made the way clear for me to learn ways we can work cooperatively in the process of my deliverance. I think God can use us to help others receive their healing, too. It’s all in His plan. My physical issues have kind of forced a “no” in my life regarding others requests or demands on my time. That said, I have one friend (I asked you to pray for her when she went to the hospital in very dire straits). I was there for her in a very real way. After things occured, I didn’t hear from her for a few weeks. One day, I saw that she’d sent me a message on Google Hangouts. She only said she wanted me to help her with fundraising for a large, international music festival that happens here every year (SXSW). There was no “Hello”, no “I’m doing much better, not even a “how are you doing?”. I told her I would be happy to have her run some ideas past me, but I couldn’t active fundraise with her. We definitely learn how to say no. We know time is an investment. We can no longer invest in infertile ground. God will let us know when we ask Him. He’s faithful to lead and guide us. I was frustrated by my friend’s lack of care and priority (fruit), but it was clear that I didn’t need to move forward. Sometimes, it’s not this clear, but God will give us the clarity we need if we ask for it.

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