Time To Purge and Get Organized

Have you ever been in the mood to just purge all of the junk out of your life?  I have had the gnawing feeling for a while now that it is time to get rid of things that have been holding me back or are tied to memories/dreams I no longer need to hold on to.  A couple years ago I did what is known as a Strengths Finder test which is a form of a personality test, like the Myer’s Brigg.  With Strengths Finder you take an extensive test to see what your top 5 strengths are and my #1 is something known as Input.  The first thing stated in the Input section of the Strengths Finder book are, “You are inquisitive. You collect things.”  These two statements couldn’t better describe me and because of this I hold onto things that needed to be gone long ago.  After fighting it for sometime I have decided to bite the bullet and do it – I am going to rid myself of the excess. Continue reading

Closure – When Its Not How We Expect It

Have you ever so desperately desired closure with a person but wasn’t sure how to go about getting the closure your heart yearns for.  I mean there are times when the other party is unwilling or no longer around to bring the healing in a way that seems natural.  There is something so vital about closure though, its like a flesh wound, if it never is properly closed it will just keep re-opening and causing infection to set in.  I am so grateful that I have sat under the teachings of Bob Hamp and the Freedom Ministry department at Gateway church for the past 5 or so years so I could learn that closure is more about you and God than it is the other person. Continue reading

Where Does My Value Lie?

Where does my value lie?  Is it in what man says of me, Ian included?  Is it in how much money I can bring home?  Is it in how much of myself I can sacrifice for others?  Why can I not be satisfied in what God says about me?  He paid the highest ransom out there just for me.  He loved me so much that He sent His Son to die for me. (John 3:16)  He took the time to knit me together, His thoughts for me out number the sands of the sea. (Psalm 139) Who am I to say that I am worthless if the Creator of the Universe says differently? Continue reading