Growing & Going (G2) Challenge:
If you struggle to intentionally, consistently obey/put into practice Jesus’ teaching on how to live life, there are reasons. As we have been learning in The Good and Beautiful series by James Bryant Smith, those reasons can all be traced back to false narratives – things we have come to believe- that are not true. In this case they have to do with what we believe about obeying Jesus.
This week let’s do the work of identifying any false narratives that are keeping you from consistently obeying Jesus and replace them with truth. This process is best done in community with others. It may be helpful to have a trusted friend or spiritual leader in your life ask you some questions and help you process what you are thinking. Discovering false narrative requires blatant honesty with ourselves and sometimes that’s hard. That’s where a friend can be helpful as long as that friend has your permission to press in and ask clarifying questions and to speak honestly about what they see and hear in you. That same community approach can be helpful in replacing the false narratives with truth. One idea is to bring those things to your G2 Group and ask your group to help identify the truths that can fill in the voids left by your false narratives.