It’s a big world out there, isn’t it? Just when we think we are settled and know the path we are taking, something happens to stir us up and move us in a different direction. It seems more difficult to be content in our careers, our marriages, our churches, and life in general, these days.
Things are very uncomfortable politically in America and on the worldwide stage at this point, and we don’t know what direction we are going or what will happen next. I feel that too. Such hatred and biases, with very little grace or tolerance for anyone who disagrees with our point of view or beliefs.
In our homes, there can be a lot of discontent, as well. It is easier to end a marriage than it is to compromise and negotiate, or find the help we need to bring our relationship back together. Kids pay the highest price and see an example of broken vows, anger, bitterness and don’t learn how to have successful conflict resolution, which they will carry into their own relationships and marriages. These devastated children are certainly saying, “Where Do I Go Next?”
I find myself asking that question at the present time. My question comes, however, from a different place. God has called me to this ministry to hurting individuals and families and is moving us to a more national and global space. We are beginning to expand Chained No More to national conferences, online classes, “plug and play” curriculum availability for churches, and also powerful and life-changing Chained No More Retreats.
I don’t know what the next steps are specifically, but He is opening doors all over this country now and I will follow Him with every step and into every single venue. I will not run ahead of Him or “jump at every shiny thing.” We have seen the amazing healing in our Chained No More participants over the last five years, whether they were women or men from age 18-87 years old. God is the Healer and we follow His lead now to bring His healing in this unique way, around the United States and beyond. “Where You lead me, I will follow.”
“Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim You; who walk in the light of Your presence, O Lord. They rejoice in Your name all day long; they exult in Your righteousness. For You are their glory and strength…” Psalm 89
Are you feeling restless and like there is something more ahead of you, but you don’t know what it is? Take some time to pray and ask the Lord to guide you. Dig into His Word and then sit and listen to what He puts in your mind. I have just done that again and it is making my path seem clearer now. Read Prov. 4:23-27 and let Him speak to your heart. Where Do you Go Now? Let Him lead, and don’t settle for anything but His best and His perfect will. He’s got plans for YOU, friend. Don’t keep hanging onto your old plan, because you might be missing the joy of following his PERFECT plan. Listen to Him!
See ya on the road! This summer, we will be in several cities and towns in Texas, Louisiana, Florida, George and Colorado. If you are interested in having me speak or give a workshop at your convention, conference or coming to lead a Chained No More retreat in your area, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let’s join hands and hearts to bring the healing arms of Jesus to your community. Now is the time!