Throughout this month of October, we've gotten comfortable with being uncomfortable. How have these days been sitting with you?
These blogs haven't always been easy to write for me, but they've been good. They've been heart work. They've been placing myself on the altar as a sacrifice to my comfort zone. I'm praying these blogs have been as beneficial for you as they have been for me to write them.
So, we're comfortable with being uncomfortable.
Today is no exception.
A couple of things on my heart today: accountability and how to call someone to accountability. How to do that in love. How to do that without being judgmental and hateful and rude. There is a place in the body of Christ that I believe we are called to love others into wholeness, through Jesus.
We are not called to fix, just to lead them to the Fixer.
We don't have to have it all together, because He already knows our steps.
I was watching a message from Graham Cooke and he said, "Don't you love the fact that God never calls you out on your stuff? He calls you up to your real identity. That's accountability. Accountability is calling someone up to who they really are in Jesus."
Calling up instead of calling out. Acknowledging their identity in Christ instead of pointing fingers in condemnation. What a different world it would be, friends, if we chose to call up instead of call out.
Call up. Accountability in this manner takes the pressure off of us! We aren't responsible for changing the behavior of other people (no matter how much we may want to), but we can acknowledge who they are in Christ.
Let's work on extending the same grace to others that our Heavenly Father extends to us on a daily basis.
Calling up, instead of calling out. There is a paradigm shift that happens when we understand that we cannot change the behavior of others but instead allow ourselves to lead them to the heart of the Father.
We are called up to who we really are, to who we were really meant to be.
The Father does not call you out.
The Father is not disappointed in you.
Rest in those promises, today.
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