What's Under The Rug?
Hello Beautiful Ladies of Power & Grace!!
I love this picture so much because it shows this woman taking the time to roll-up the rug. The question today is: What's under the Rug? Do you know the things that we have placed under the rug are the things that God really wants to bring healing to, but the reality is they seem too hard to deal with. However, we have to choose to let him.
What's under the Rug?
As women who lead, it is important they we allow God to bring us to a place of wholeness and healing. This is the only way that we will be able to lead from an identity that is strong and secure. The experiences and the hardships that we have endured as women causes us to cope the way we think is best, but the truth is we need God to bring restoration and understanding to those broken places.
Matthew 28:20, "Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen." Jesus told us when we go that he would always be with us.
God is calling you to purpose. He is calling you to impact the world. However, that means he is also calling you to a place of transformation. I can honestly say there were times in my life where I just wanted God to use me, but I wanted to avoid the pain of transformation. However, transformation is necessary to ensure that we don't hurt other people or be more concerned about our own agenda over God's agenda.
In Foundations of Spiritual Leadership, it talks about the importance of accepting the pilgrimage that God is taking you on. A pilgrimage is a journey that you are to go on with God to personal transformation. We lead from where we are or what we have journeied through.
Ladies, freedom is beautiful. You have to lead from a place of freedom. You have to lead from a place of wholeness. It's time to lift the rug, and you have to trust that God knows what he is doing. It will not be easy, but it is necessary for where God is taking you in this season.
What's under the rug sometimes seems shameful or scary, but the truth is there is beauty in your story. Your victory from what you have encountered and experienced could bring some other woman out. God will dry up every tear, strip all insecurity, and heal every wound as long as you allow him.