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An Internal Glance #2

"An Internal Glance" is meant to nurture healthy self-awareness. It will come out once a month. Just a few questions to reflect on, to process with a friend, to pray about...We have enough people in the world who are experts in self-obsession. Let's be the opposite.

Look to the previous post to get started.

An Internal Glance.

Growing in personal development and spiritual maturity, a glance a time...

Listen to your life:

Most of us live "out of touch." To be sure, we almost think it selfish to stop and think about ourselves. Sure, we find time to check email, Instagram, Facebook, and Snap, but we rarely position ourselves before the Holy Spirit and ask him to help us see. Take a few minutes today and be still, reflective, and prayerful. The things in our lives that are "off" must be named. It is not our job to fix ourselves, but rather to bring ourselves to the One who can raise the dead.

Put it in your calendar, take time this week to get in touch. Sit with these two questions:

  1. What feels "off" in my life right now? (my marriage, my job, relationship with a friend, connection with God...)

  2. What makes me afraid to look at what I named in #1? What keeps me from inviting God into it?

Start there. Invite the Lord to quell your fear and guide you into health. Confess any sin that is playing a part in you feeling "off." It's a good place to begin.


After reading through Emotionally Healthy Spirituality, I am personally convicted and convinced that spiritual and emotional maturity will not happen unless we learn to take a look at our lives. We must name the unhealthy patterns. We must identify the anger, sadness, or hurt we are holding on to so that it doesn't stay stuck inside, spilling onto those around us unintentionally.

When you see this particular post come into your inbox, I invite you to set aside a few minutes to reflect. Practice the discipline of paying attention to your precious life. Let it be a time to invite Jesus into the secret places, the mysterious places, and the stuck places. Ask the Spirit to help you see.

So, here we go...I welcome you on the road to more maturity and fullness in Jesus, I'm on it, too.


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