We often want a change in circumstance. God is stronger… He changes our heart to stand in any circumstance. This week we kick off a multi-week thread on the key to moving from a survival mentality to a thriving mentality.
We begin by quieting ourselves long enough to look around and ask… where am I in survival mode? God, where am I NOT thriving? God, what do you have in mind?
This will require time… unhurried, agenda-less, quiet, listening time with God. It is worth the cost!
When we get calm and quiet with God, we experience Jesus’ strength that allows us to do “all things” (Phil 4:13). We find our way to the key difference between survival and thriving… contentment.
- Talk with your family about how surviving and thriving are different for you… especially in this season.
- Work together with friends and family to make time for EACH of you to get some retreat time with God. Unhurried, agenda-less, listening with God.
- After each of you has had time, talk together about what you are hearing from God.
- Check out the book Wilderness Time by Emilie Griffin. It’s a GREAT (and short) book. She provides great insight into why and how to retreat with God.