Podcast Episode 190: Take a Flying Leap

    Jan 29, 2024

    Ever feel the pull, the nudge, the tug from God to do something that was on the outside of your safe space? Maybe it was the idea to tell your story or write something or teach or start a business or ministry or make friends with someone very different from you or any one of a limitless number of possibilities.

    And upon feeling that nudge, that tug, that invitation to exit that safe space, did you…resist, thinking “but I don’t have what it takes”?

    John Ortberg, in a message titled “Letting Go of Your Life,” cites Lysa Terkheurst as saying that very often we have an idea of the person we want to be or the thing we want to do or the life we want to live and we get stopped by a simple two word phrase: “But I.”

    So, says Ortberg, stop excusing yourself from God’s calling on your life by whining about your inadequacy.

    Whoa. Well, okay.

    But that’s easier said than done, right? You might ask, as I have, “What exactly might this look like? Where do we begin to learn to trust God to bring great things from our insecure little selves?”  Find out in this episode…

    NOTES:

    Avellanet, Athena. https://www.instagram.com/reel/CkJGK_1A7Wf/?igshid=MzRlODBiNWFlZA%3D%3D

    Nouwen, Henri, and Carolyn Whitney-Brown. Flying, Falling, Catching: An Unlikely Story of Finding Freedom. HarperOne, First Edition, March 8, 2022.

    Ortberg, John. “Letting Go of Your Life.” Forest Hill Church, Charlotte, North Carolina, 2021 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5w65hVu9e7I&t=21s

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