Hey there lovely people! A few years ago I was attending a national youth conference and one of the speakers was a lady by the name of Hannah Brencher as she was sharing her story about battling depression and starting her movement More Love Letters. I became really intrigued to learn more about who she was and what she was doing so like any normal person you usually look for the other on social media. I found Hannah and for many years now I have followed her, found inspiration and even wrote her a few times asking for advice. When I found out she was writing a book called Come Matter Here I knew I needed to get my hands on a copy of this book. Hannah's launch date for Come Matter Here was May 29, 2018 and my 17th birthday was June 30th. So I waited two months so I could use my birthday money to buy the book. Oh my gracious, honestly I think Hannah wrote this book to the deepest and most daring part of my soul. This book spoke to me and revealed to me things I never knew I battled and healed areas on my heart that needed to be filled with Jesus. I hope that you take away something from this blog post and that you decide to purchase this book, because it is BEYOND worth spending the money.
Come Matter Here by Hannah Brencher
In the beginning of the book Hannah starts on this common theme of "being where your feet are." Sharing how when she was moving to Atlanta where she knew God had placed her feet, she kept running back to Connecticut(where she was from)and anywhere else she felt more comfortable then where God was trying to change her and where He needed her most. That is so true with our lives we run away from the uncomfortable places that God is trying to take us so that we can become more like Him. We run back to the comfort which if we think about it the comfortable places isn't taking us deeper with Jesus. Sometimes the darkness is good for us. We want to go deeper, be better people, love more, whatever the case maybe but it's in the dark that those things become reality. It's in the season of unanswered questions, not hearing from God, feeling exhausted, like you're not enough that you need to call on God and He will come through and come through stronger than you wanted, and He will take you deeper that you ever thought He could.
Lets stop and look at this in our own lives. For me I really struggle with walking in my calling. I know that what I am supposed to be doing is purposeful and God has told me to do it BUT I often feel inadequate and that what I have to say doesn’t matter. So i push off writing that blog post or instgram post that shares my heart. I don’t make the instagram video because it shows my face. But God has planted my feet right here for the purpose of blogging and sharing His love and mercy with you! I know that I need to be living out my calling. Because when I am not it doesn’t fill me and it doesn’t make God feel know when I walk away from His purpose for my life. This is where God has planted my feet for this season! Its not easy but with Him it is made possible.
For you it maybe anxiety or depression, not feeling skinny enough, good enough, content with the life you’ve been given, joyful, *put your struggle here ________. Whatever your struggle is I know that isn’t God purpose for you. He has called you to embrace where your feet are. Maybe like Hannah you call on God in your time of depression asking Him to guide you through it. To give you joy instead. When you start to see yourself in the eyes of who God sees you as you begin to walk where your feet are planted. You begin to live in your purpose, passion and you walk with your heartfully to God. This week I hope that you ask for Him to reveal what your purpose and passions are and that you begin to walk in them for God’s glory. I know I am going to be working hard on that.
Thanks for being here!
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