Community and Belonging
I have been searching for where I belong for the longest time. I knew my faith in Christ, in Biblical truth was unshakable. However, what I didn’t realize is that before I could find where I belonged in the world, in the community of faith, I had to accept myself. I had to accept myself as an imperfect child of God. I had to accept myself as a child of God and want to align with His truths, even if they sometimes hurt because at times when you are confronted with the truth of your imperfections etc.. it hurts like hell. It’s crucial to hear those truths, those moral imperatives, and that God is with you as you make this journey called life and faith. That’s not a license to screw up etc.., and when you truly accept that you are a creation of God, He in Christ wants you as his Bride, and you tell Satan to get the hell behind you, loser that he is, and you come to God as you are, broken wings and all, you will be led to where you belong, to the community that is where you can be of service and be cherished for who you are, in Christ, and make that journey of faith that breaks all of Satan’s strongholds, and grips. Thus healing can truly take place layer by layer, brick by brick.
I have now accepted myself where I am at, taken stock of my life, of where I fell short of the Glory of God and once I did that and truly was regretful and repentant, not in the sense of beating myself up over and over, but acknowledging where I want contrary to God’s moral imperatives etc., taking full responsibility for that, things changed. I was guided to Life Center Church and am finding a great community and as I seek truly to have all of Satan’s strongholds and chains are broken and destroyed, I find clarity of path and purpose. I find life! May we all find that and true community, and God’s truths sooner rather than later.