I just finished my first women’s Christian retreat this weekend. What a wonderful time it was.
As many of you know, I am a huge advocate of self-evaluating. Yet something I have always been mindful of is how an individual evaluating themselves, is doing so based off what they have determined as normal or their baseline to be. So other than huge steps of advancements or footholds, how much can a person then really determine misdirection or areas of dysfunction?
This also explains why I have such passion for learning and knowing the Word of God. This gives us a true and right reference point for evaluating our behaviors and footholds. Today I also want to talk about the power there is in the time we spend with others. This time and these people create a norm for us as well.
Think about how easy it is to fall into a pattern that is carried by folks we are around. (Let’s face it, not always for the good either. Foul language or a gossiping tongue can consume our behaviors like a wild grass fire.) We must carefully choose those we spend time with. Our friends truly become a reference point for self-evaluating as well.
On this retreat, I found the importance of surrounding myself with others who seek God earnestly and with a desire to do His work passionately. It has been so inspiring and I wanted to share it with you.
These individuals have opened my eyes to new areas of growth and awareness. (RCA Women’s Leadership Collaborative)
Finding wonderful faith infused friends, who we can count on for Godly spurring is essential to our growth. We know how easy it is to take on the traits of those around us. So be wise about the company you keep. Find and make friends who will spur you to a deeper level of commitment. Share your faith journey and listen to others.
And, we must work at getting more of the Word into us whether by Bible reading, podcasts, music, preaching, or all of it for a strong, powerful, and helpful reference point.
I challenge you to invest in one great Christian friendship that will spur you into Gods loving kindness each day, and for you to make one new routine of seeking the Lord and His word.
The LORD will command His lovingkindness in the daytime; And His song will be with me in the night, A prayer to the God of my life. Psalm 42:8
Faith Infused Living… Reaching Goals Higher!
Niccie Kliegl CLC, RN, Author of Awaking the Living Legacy
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