words

words. they hold a lot of power. with them we can build up and tear down. comfort and injure. heal and destroy.
growing up as a Christian, i’ve learned the language of Christianity well…i can orate and conversate with the fluidity of grace and mercy, always trying to make sense of the things that don’t.
to those of you with whom i have demonstrated this ‘churchy’ language, i am sincerely sorry.
when the language that is familiar and in which i am fluent is suddenly thrust onto me and my cruddy situation, it sounds different.
as Lysa Terkeurst recently wrote: “God certainly doesn’t need people like me – with limited perspectives, limited understanding, and limited depth – trying to make sense of things that don’t make sense.
Is there a place for God’s truth in all this? Absolutely. But we must, must, must let God direct us. In His time. In His way. In His love.”

i am still a firm believer that my ultimate goal is to point others to Christ, always.
the choice of the words i use is up to me.
God help me.

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