Faithful God

We battle SatanbecauseWe belong to Christ.It’s Monday! (And just so you know, I’m not really as excited about Monday as it seems…Let’s be positive, though.) After what felt like a whirlwind of a weekend, I’ve struggled to make my way into Monday. Really, it was a whirlwind. I traveled to Nashville this weekend for Lifeway’s Girls’ Ministry Conference (Woo Hoo!!!) and toured all of downtown Nashville and slept very, very little…so I’m feeling a bit time-warped and overwhelmed at the fact that a brand new week stands in front of me. Ready or not.

I woke up this morning thinking about how faithful God is in that He always walks with me (and you) through even the toughest days. He isn’t overwhelmed by the issues I faced last week or those I’ll face this week. He’s faithful to keep His promise to be with us.

“Be strong. Take courage. Don’t be intimidated. Don’t give them a second thought because God, your God, is striding ahead of you. He’s right there with you. He won’t let you down; he won’t leave you.” -Deuteronomy 31:6 MSG

Last week, honestly, was tough. Sometimes in leadership we’ll find ourselves battling the enemy (Satan) who’s attack schemes are hard and fast and mean. I was on the defensive end a lot last week. And while it’s an understood fact that I’ll walk (or crawl…) through the valley battles sometimes, being attacked is never easy. It isn’t fun. And sometimes I wonder where God is…while it seems that I’m being backed into the corners and it feels like the weight of the world rests on my shoulders. As I sat in my living room yesterday, with watery eyes and a tear-stained shirt, I was reminded that my thoughts are not far from the Father- my Heavenly Father who knows me very well. The tears that sometimes fall when my heart is broken and my feelings are hurt are seen by my God. He feels the weight of my sadness and my concerns are known to Him. There’s comfort in knowing that He’s faithful and He knows me well.

Here’s the truth. I realize that I’ll never be the perfect leader. I’ll never have it all together. I’ll never have all the answers and I certainly can’t fix every problem I face (although I do try!). I’m perfectly flawed and sometimes I’ll stand alone among people because of this calling. I’ll wrestle endlessly with thoughts of insecurity and unworthiness. I’ll battle Satan because I belong to Christ. I’ll find myself at the crossroads of doing too much and not doing enough, and when it seems like things are going well, something will always go wrong. When I feel like everyone is happy, deep down some are probably not. And when I think I’ve finally arrived….the journey is really just beginning. The weight of this is heavy at times, but I’m thankful my faithful God says to me everyday, “I’m here, Kindall. Take my hand. Let’s walk through this together.”


 

How has God shown His faithfulness to you? How have you been reminded of His unending faithfulness in your life? Join the conversation! Comment below!

 

Girls Ministry Update

Some really exciting things are happening in our girls ministry at church and I can’t wait to share (but I can’t share everything yet). So, I figured that today was as good a day as any to update the blog with ways you (my friends) can be praying for this ministry as we grow.

After our first group Bible study last May, our ministry seemed to really kick off and then we went to summer camp (Where’s all my FUGE lovin’ friends?!?!) and saw exponential growth not only with our girls but in our youth group as a whole. I’ve said this time and time again to our leadership team, but I have never been a part of a group of students who love to be together and have done just that long after the summertime hype of camp has ended. I mean…it’s February, ya’ll! We’re planning and praying for God to do some wonderful things in our youth group this year.

Now, about the girls.

Here’s my heart. I love, Love, LOVE these girls and this season that God has me in. It’s been such a fun ride so far and I know that God still has great things for us to do here. As for me personally, I’m praying about writing a new Bible study for our girls, but the words just won’t come. Sometimes my well of words seems a little dry- like now. Would you pray for me? The heart is there. The head is there. The words are not. (Thanks, friends!)

Without going into too much detail here on the blog, I thought that maybe I could just leave a little list of things that you, my friends, could be praying over us as a whole. Then, (because I’m taking a little poll…and polls are kinda fun, right?!?) comment below in the comments section, on my Facebook page, on Twitter, Instagram….or wherever else I am (even in person!) that you’ve read this and that you’re praying for us. It will mean so, so much to me and our team as we gear up for another great year in girls ministry.

Thank you, friends.

XOXO-Kindall

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