Happy New Year! As this time rolls around every year, it’s customary for us to make resolutions, change our routines, and try to better ourselves. I typically start a new year by setting goals. Things like building my list of books to read, engaging in weekly meal prep, or focusing on a new discipline to incorporate into my daily routine.
Most resolutions and goals are good and even worthy of our time. For most of us, they are distant memories by the time March arrives on the scene. So, this year, instead of making goals (which are often driven by who I think the world wants me to be), I’m choosing to sit in the truth of who God says I am. Care to join me?
I can’t think of a better way to kick off a new year than grounding ourselves in who God says we are. When we dig into Scripture and discover God’s plan for us was birthed out of His love for us and His desire to be in relationship with us, we begin to look at who we are differently.
Consider these truths: Psalm 139 says God knit us together in our mothers’ wombs, Galatians 4 tells us we are His children, and then in Ephesians 1, we discover that He chose us before the creation of the world. Think about that. Before God even created the world, He knew we were coming, and He chose us. He knows every little detail about us, and He loves us anyway. No resolution or goal can change that. But when we begin to view our lives through His lens, what can change is our perspective.
Whether you’re a mom or not, whether you’re married or single, we’re all looking for a way to regroup after 2020. What better way to begin than leaning into who God says we are? If you’re ready to come along with us, check out the resources below and then join us on social media (go here for our Instagram and Facebook). We’ll journal together, share prayers, and set our minds, not only on who we are on a day-to-day basis but whose we are for eternity.
I look forward to journeying with you!
We added the Confessions of a Crappy Christian podcast to our arsenal after Radical Mentoring President Kevin Harris had the opportunity to appear. And we’re so glad we did! In this episode, Alli Worthington joins Blake, the host, to chat about how women can break free of the lies and doubt that hold them back from pursuing God’s call on their lives. Their conversation is solid gold! Make sure you hang until the end because Alli lets us all in on the one thing she wished we all knew, and trust us you do not want to miss it!
We will never fully understand who we are until we know and believe what God says about us. Jump into this 5-day study on identity from the folks over at Passion Conferences, and make discovering who you were truly made to be a priority this month!
AFFIRM YOUR MENTEES OFTEN
As the women in your group begin to share more and more of what they’re learning about themselves each month, make sure to affirm them in their growth. Discovering who God created us to be can sometimes be scary, especially if this is a new journey. The more your mentees know you’re in their corner, the more confident they will become in asking themselves the hard questions that lead to growth.
We are so excited to invite you to our very first Collective Call! On Wednesday, January 27th at 12pm ET, join us to talk mentoring and learn more about Known Collective. We’ll also hear from our friend, Maresa DePuy, the Women’s Mentoring Director at The Church at LifePark. She will be sharing her experience with small group mentoring, including how she has implemented Known Collective at her church. You don’t want to miss this time of learning how we can all create spaces for the women in our communities to feel seen, known, and heard.
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