Living loved is what I’ve always been about. Living loved means living your life knowing that you are loved by the Father and reflecting that love on His people.
I recently, and by recently I mean earlier this year, finished Uninvited by Lysa TerKeurst. First of all, WOW! Second, I might do it again. Okay, so in all seriousness, I strongly recommend this study and here’s why.
What living loved means to me
Throughout the study, I made notes, just little things that I wanted to remember. The first thing I wrote down is actually on the inside cover. It says, “You are only human. You will mess up. You will miss your mark. No matter what you do, God will be there right behind you to pick up!”
Some of us need to learn how to deal with something rather than dwell on it. It is so easy when you are rejected or you feel like you have been rejected, to just sit on it. Dwelling on that negativity is not healthy, trust me! It opens up the door just enough for the enemy to slither in with his lies. Learning to deal with the rejection and dwell on positive things such as God’s love is important.
You can choose to bring your emptiness or God’s fullness in any situation you face. You can choose to be empty or full. It is up to you. What does that mean? Either you are empty, being bitter or angry, or you are full of God’s grace, mercy, and love.
Taking every day, day by day, and finding courage is what I got from this week. Putting more attention on God and off of myself is another take away for me. I have to remind myself that it doesn’t matter what others think of me. All that matters is what God thinks and He loves you!
I Was Changed
Going into this study I was feeling sad, defeated, lonely, damaged, left out, overlooked, inadequate; just to name a few. But my journey through this bible study helped change things dramatically!
It gave me confidence. Something I didn’t have. Something I lost long ago. For some reason I was always looking down on myself, especially being single. I was always thinking that I was too this or that and that’s why I was single. I believed there had to be a huge reason why I am single. The enemy had crept in and though I was fighting him off, I wasn’t winning.
Now, I have a reason to look up and smile more than I did before. I went from begging God for guidance to allow Him to do according to His will and I will accept whatever that maybe.
What is so special about the Uninvited bible study? It is about living loved and dealing with rejection. In her bible study, Lysa goes deep. There were times where I thought I was talking to a therapist. It goes deep into your emotions and finds what makes you tick. But that’s not all, she also goes deep into the Word of God to help identify and find the root of rejection. Lysa helps you “overcome the damage past hurts can inflict on your relationships today, and fully grasp what it looks like to live loved.” Sounds like a roller coaster of emotions doesn’t it?! But it was the best roller coaster I have ever been on.
See what Lysa has to say about living loved…