You’ve Got Questions? I’ve Got Answers

“Hi Donna, I’m not sure if you remember me, but you met with me a few years back. I recall you mentioning back then that I could reach out to you if I ever had any questions or needed wise counsel, and I was hoping to get your opinion on something.

 Although I’m flawed, the sincere desire of my heart is to glorify God and to reflect Him through my actions, words, and the way I live my life….But with this question (confusion and uncertainty) coming to mind, I can’t help but feel– although I know this isn’t God’s character– like this uncertainty is punishment for ways that I’ve messed up in the past.”

I received this note earlier today. Although the portion written above is just an excerpt from this sweet gal’s message, her uncertainty is something most of us can relate to at some point in our Christian life.

Sometimes we wonder if we are getting it right, especially when our faith is challenged and we find ourselves without answers

Or when we become painfully aware of how much we mess up: We yell at our kids and wonder when did I become such a shrew?  We hear gossip spewing from our lips and think and I call myself a Christian?  We fail to speak up for our faith in the midst of our non-believing friends and realize we’re cowards. We listen to how God answer’s other peoples prayers and get stupidly jealous. We hear about other women spending time in God’s Word everyday and feel like failures because we can barely manage to get to church on time.

And all this causes us to wonder Am I really a Christian? Of course most of us don’t go so far as to verbalize our uncertainty, but for many it’s there, at least occasionally. So what’s the answer?  How do we get past the uncertainty?  The answer is multi-layered, but the short video below will give you the insight and confidence you–or someone you know–needs today. And so, in honor of the gal who sent me the Facebook message, here you go…..

Chapter 11 – After the Introduction from Donna Jones on Vimeo.

 

Check out Donna’s book Seek.  If you have questions about your faith, or know someone who does, or are looking for a great summer book/Bible study it’s the perfect resource.  

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