Cultivating whole-heartedness

“A backdrop of commotion is the best place for the peace of God to be put on display”
-Priscilla Shirer

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So I’m just gonna tell you now that this post is raw and unfiltered.

There’s a lie a really big one that we’ve all been believing in one way or another.

It’s the lie of inadequacy.

It’s not always called that though.

Sometimes it’s called doubt.

Other times it’s called pride.

And then, I’ve even seen it introduced with peacock feathers strutting down the catwalk of shame.

It’s been guilt that denied grace.

It’s fear that hides behind fame.

It’s poverty mindsets masked by a desire to gain wealth.

Whatever you call it, however you dress it up, it started with a lie.

Now honestly we could take this all the way back to the Garden of Eden when satan slithered his tail up to Eve and whispered those tainted words “Hath God said” or in today’s terms it might sound like “seriously, who do you think you are… who’s gonna listen to what you have to say… well what makes you qualified to do that”.

quiet your hearts. The Lord may have already spoken to you about your next steps but Satan wants to confuse us & cause us to believe that the Lord hasn’t spoken or has forgotten us  – Bill Johnson Bethel Redding


In the book Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms The Way We Live, Love, Parent and Lead by Brene Brown; she references 10 guideposts that wholehearted people ‘work to cultivate and equally work to let go of’. Friends this is what I mean when I say this month we are going to LOSE IT. We must be willing to let go and make space for what God wants to do & and is doing in our hearts, souls, minds, bodies and spirits.

Over the next ten days we’ll hit each of these… for now here’s the list.

10 Guideposts to Whole-hearted Living

#1 Cultivating Authenticity
Letting go of what people think

#2 Cultivating Self-Compassion
Letting Go of Perfectionism

#3 Cultivating a Resilient Spirit
Letting Go of Numbing and Powerlessness

#4 Cultivating Gratitude and Joy
Letting Go of Scarcity and Fear of the Dark

#5 Cultivating Intuition and Trusting Faith
Letting Go of the Need for Certainty

#6 Cultivating Creativity
Letting Go of Comparison

#7 Cultivating Play and Rest
Letting Go of Exhaustion as a Status Symbol and Productivity as Self-Worth

#8 Cultivating Calm and Stillness
Letting Go of Anxiety as a Lifestyle

#9 Cultivating Meaningful Work
Letting Go of Self-Doubt and “Supposed To”

#10 Cultivating Laughter, Song, and Dance
Letting Go of Being Cool and “Always in Control”

“therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!” 2 Corinthians 5:17

2 Thoughts on “Cultivating whole-heartedness

  1. Michelle on October 10, 2016 at 7:50 pm said:

    Amia! This and week 7 of WLTFM is just what I needed!

  2. Beth Baughan on October 15, 2016 at 4:34 am said:

    So good! I have been doing this hard work in vulnerability these past months since leaving retreat. God has held my hand & opened my eyes to more he has for me but man, has it been hard to walk through even with Him by my side. He gave me my brave through it all. With the hard is the Holy and He amazes me more & more everyday! ✨

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful heart.

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