This video of Henri Nouwen speaking is wonderful. We are eternally loved, and we need each other. ❤
I just read one of the best and impactful books that I’ve ever read. It is called, “The Way of the Dragon or The Way of the Lamb”. In this book, the authors talk on the difference between gurus and sages, which I believe is a very important message for Christianity today. I’m not going to review the book now, but I might later.
One thing inside of the book that is touched on quite a bit is finding God’s strength in our weakness. It really helped me see how I’ve not only taken God out of the equation with “getting things done”, but also how I’ve somehow seen my own weaknesses as complete failures. Because of that, not only didn’t I rely on God’s strength, but I limited myself because of my own weaknesses. I had to do some repenting because of that.
Also, it has caused me to stop limiting myself, because I’m not really relying on myself. If He can convey his messages through a donkey, then He definitely could use me, despite my weaknesses, as well as my strengths which are easy for me to depend on. Looking at my life these past 10 years, I’ve definitely limited myself, AND GOD because of this.
Now, I’m having to take a step back in some areas, and watch what He does. In others, I’m having to get beyond my own limited mindsets to seeing myself as God sees me. I can sing, write, and create in ANY way that I want to. I love that, and I’m looking forward to the journey that God will take me on.