Kiss the Girl; No, Wait

This season is one that will bring many changes and struggles, so find a place (and hopefully it’s church) to be known and loved. And here, I mean fully known and loved. No masks. No half-stories. No shame. No “let me fix myself up first, then I’ll come.”

Come as you are, and trust God with the rest. And while this point is listed last in the book, I’d suggest that it should be your first step.

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Reflections of a Twenty-Something, Christian Guy

Lastly, we need to practice true obedience. In fact, my morning devotional spoke on this recently. It said, "A basic definition of obedience, for spiritual growth purposes, is ‘to be God-directed, not self-directed.’" Wow!

If you're feeling like a "Mr. Struggle" today, just know that you don't have to stay that way. But, you're not going to improve by your own power. It can only be through God and by surrendering each and every part of your self-directed mindset to Him.

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