She invited all the women who write for her blog, MomHeart.org, to a weekend of intense teaching, late night laughing and delicious food.
Basically, my happy place.
A New Way of Seeing
It will take me weeks to process my 45 pages (seriously?) of notes, but I want to share with you one truth that struck me as I looked around the room at all the women gathered there…
I was nearly overwhelmed by, seeing through God’s eyes, the unassuming power that all these women represented.
The woman laying down her life for single moms.
The mother who lost her only child and yet dives deep into that place of pain to serve and teach and invest in young mothers.
*I stood in a room of superheroes.*
I don’t say that to sound cute or clever. I truly felt it. To the rest of the world they may look like Clark Kents. After all, we were just a group of moms. Is anything in oursociety more Clark Kent-ish than middle aged moms? I don’t think so.
But I knew the truth.
These were women who could not be shaken. They would not be moved. They had everything the Hollywood goes to rehab to find: steadiness, strength, faithfulness, security (in Christ).
What Does This Have To Do With You?
You are a superhero. You have a story. You have an impact. You have all the resources of heaven an earth available to you with the bend of a knee.
You may look in the mirror and see Clark Kent, but all of Heaven looks at you and sees a superhero. Someone through whom God can bring hope and healing to the world.
Never underestimate the power of Christ in you.
Mirrors and magazines lie. Your worth and strength are never found in a dress size, a paycheck or page views.
But surrender isn’t easy, is it? Great things never come with ease.
Like childbirth, the greatest joy comes after the greatest struggle. And it is worth it.
Victory always comes on the other side of our comfort zone.
The Purpose of This Blog
So, fair warning, don’t stick around here if you don’t want to be challenged and hear hard questions. I’m going to ask them. And I’ll dare you to answer.
I want to inspire you, encourage you and always push you closer to Jesus. I want to call you out and call you up. I want to see in you what you may not see in yourself.
In football an offensive lineman is the one right in front of the quarterback. He makes room for the running back run and time for the quarterback to throw. He exists so others might succeed.
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Consider me your Offensive Lineman. I want to see you run. I want to see you win. I hope to see you follow so hard after Jesus that any insecurity, hopelessness or fear – are knocked into oblivion in the wake of His Grace.
Now? Rise up. Someone needs you to be a superhero today. Through prayer. Through love. Through a hug or a note.
Small things done with great faith cease being small things.
Rise up. It’s time for action.
- Take action. Take 2 minutes right now to pray and ask God how He can use you in someone’s life today. (Prayer, give a hug, say a word, write a note, make a call, cook a meal etc…)
- Plan growth. Then take another 2 minutes and ask Him in what areas He wants you to grow. (learning about grace, cleaning house, cooking, reading the Bible, exercise etc…)
- Get accountable. Click here to tell us what you’re going to do today to be a superhero to someone else and how you want to grow this month.