Do you have a friend who is willing to call you up when you’re not living the life God has designed for you?
Are you that friend to someone else?
Proverbs 27:6 says, “Wounds from sincere friends are better than many kisses from an enemy.”
Confrontation isn’t comfortable, but we’re called to be brave. To confront. To love.
Others are often surprised to learn I’m not a fan of confrontation. Because I serve in different areas of leadership, it comes with an automatic assumption that calling people out, holding others accountable, and dealing with confrontation comes easy for me.
I can promise you that it doesn’t.
Confrontation is never easy for me, but I know it’s necessary. It’s necessary in all of our lives. Yours, mine, and the guy next door.
There usually isn’t a day that goes by I don’t have to muster up the courage to confront an issue, whether that’s talking through a hard topic with our Freedom Finders at Esther’s House, talking through something with a friend, etc.
Confronting hard situations takes courage.
How many times has your mouth gotten you into trouble? Or perhaps you’ve been deeply hurt by the words of others. I’ve been on both sides, unfortunately.
I remember when Facebook used to be fun. I could scroll through and see pictures of families I wanted to keep in touch with, connect with new online friends who shared the same interests, and enjoy kitten memes.
Now it seems my feed is full of online wars between one another versus actually dealing with the problem. We use it as a passive aggressive way of getting our point across to a specific person without saying name. We gossip. We slander. And we do it all behind a protective screen, convincing ourselves if we do it this way, it won’t really hurt anyone.
Are you letting fear hold you back from pursuing your dreams, relationships, etc? What if you punched fear in the face and did it afraid? Join Sundi Jo from Esther’s House of Redemption for the first episode of #coffeewithsj and learn how we can punch fear in the face together! Yes… the hair is real 🙂
Join us for the first episode of Coffee with SJ
I am SO excited to share with you something I’m finally getting the courage up enough to do.
This coming Wednesday, April 26th at 7:00 am CST, I’m launching my very first LIVE episode of “coffee with sj.”
Each week I’ll be hanging out with you – real, raw, live. Prepare for some crazy hair, pajamas, and of course, coffee. I’ll be talking faith, life application, health, answering your questions, and more.
The show will be happening live every Wednesday at 7:00 am CST on my Facebook page.
Feel free to share some specific topics you’d love to chat about, and comment with any questions you have.
I’m so excited to start our Wednesday mornings together!
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There’s this thing about me – sometimes it’s good and other times it can get me into trouble. I hate injustice. I hate watching innocent people be wronged, hurt, betrayed, beaten down. It turns out God hates those things, too.
Sometimes it’s hard for me not to take justice into my own hands when I see those I love being hurt. There are times I fight back through the power of prayer, and other times, unfortunately, I try to take justice into my own hands. The outcome is usually better if I allow God to fight the battle.