Last Spring and this fall you can find me on Wed. nights in one particular sorority house with 20 plus girls. So my job is to "bring it" with Scripture and who God is and then allow them to share vulnerably about some seriously deep stuff! And I know you non-greeks are thinking.... "Sororities and Deep should not be found in the same sentence." I beg to disagree. These girls wrestle and they want to know God and what He has for their lives.
So last week without divulging any names I wanted to tell you what I saw and learned.
One reason I love the setting of a small group is that as people share transparently what they are feeling or struggling through, you begin to see patterns, and patterns reveal a source, even a strategy. So it becomes strangely enlightening when every girl in the room shares a similar struggle and the others in the group had no idea.
You think- maybe I am not crazy- maybe this thing we all feel or this battle is crazy! Maybe there is a source of insecurity and maybe it isn't actually my appearance- maybe it is because there are lies pulling on my soul, begging me to believe them.
And they pull on us all- maybe using different words but it is
the same messed up song
At 18 and 81.
And as I asked them at the end what are your hopes for our time together this semester- one girl spoke up and said, "I want to feel like I have felt in this one hour- in my life."
Freedom rocks! And it is found in one place- in one person.
He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; He set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.
He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear and put their trust in the LORD.
And I will sing- sing a new song... I will sing- sing a new song. U2
Sing your new song, people.
People want to believe that there is a new one to sing.
Do you see the value in sharing your struggles? If so why do you think it is important?