This past weekend, I had a great opportunity to share with some young women from a nearby church for their girls’ retreat. The topic was simply the book of Esther, and we spent some time looking at the A, B, C’s of her life. (Having only two sessions to share gave God time to reveal some pretty amazing things to us, yet it has also given Him the chance to stir our hunger to dig in and learn a little more now that the retreat is over).
The points of the 2nd day were simple. Esther had A–Attitude, Esther was B–Brave, and she was C-Called. Since the weekend, I can’t help thinking about my A,B,C’s. One of the questions we asked during personal devotions was “If your story was being written today, what would be said about you?” And so I find myself sitting tonight here in “my chair,” watching the Steelers play football in their crazy striped uniforms and thinking about the legacy of my spiritual A, B, C’s.
And for better or for worse, I’ve decided to partner with my faithful God to work through all 26 letters, letting Him define and refine me into more of His likeness.
So how about you? Do you know your A,B,C’s? What spiritual attributes best define you? And are there some areas God is showing you need some adjustments? It may be time to bravely work on some attitudes so that you can live out your calling.
As I’ve been asking God about my spiritual attributes, here are a few things He has been showing me. I’d love to have you share yours.
A–Adventurous–To follow Christ is the greatest adventure of all. I’m always excited to think back of the many adventures we have shared
B–Bold–I don’t know that I have ever been as brave as Esther, but I know that God often gives me a “holy boldness” to say, teach or share
something that He wants to have shared.
C–Called–This one is the same as Esthers, but I’m continually reminded and excited by the fact that I just can’t take credit for how
God chooses to use me. I mean, who in the world am I to be used in the service of the King. One thankful woman, that’s who!
D–Discipleship–One of the passions of my heart, it’s continually my prayer that God will use me in the discipleship process. No doubt, the
harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.
I’m actually looking forward to the process of learning my A,B,C’s, and hope in these next days of my STAY-CATION, God will reveal to me the things He wants me to see. Because I know that the more I reflect Him, the greater the opportunity to influence those He puts in my life with His character, and that’s an adventure I can’t wait to be a part of.