Last night I had the privilege of teaching for the first time at The Mat, a ministry of Quest Community Church in Lexington. It’s a place for freedom and recovery that I’ve been attending for the last three years, and I can’t believe the transformation I’ve witnessed during that time, both in myself and others. It was a great feeling looking out at people who have patiently walked me through healing and others to whom I’ve been able to extend that same grace.
Our theme this summer has been Extreme Makeover, and I talked about the simple but hard step of asking for help. One of my inspirations for the talk was the entry I posted earlier this summer, Camping With Josh. I thought about how many times I’ve found myself hanging from a tree of my own making (figuratively speaking), trying to get myself down instead of asking God for help. One of my goals for the rest of this year is to “get my time down”—the gap between when I know I need help and when I actually ask for help.
I’ll let you know how it goes.