In a world where there is so much noise, it’s critical that we stay grounded in our identities in Christ.
I recently dug into the book Crash the Chatterbox and loved it even more than expected.
Thought you might love hearing a few top takeaways that stand out.
I pray these are a blessing to you too and help provide you with a firm foundation, especially during this uncertain time.
Let’s not be shaken by our circumstances or become consumed by asking God why. (Read the book of Job for more on this!)
Instead, let’s lock arms and look up to our creator, the author and perfecter of our faith, and fully & completely trust in Him. We have a good, good Father who we can and should rest in now more than ever.
So much love,
Top Takeaways from Crash the Chatterbox
“God chose you before you did a single thing.”
This blew me away. A simple statement, but one that’s profound, especially for an Enneagram 3 who can be consumed with doing & achievement. Yes- God chose YOU before you did a single thing. Related, the text shares Matthew 3:16-17:
As soon as Jesus was baptized, He went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and He saw the spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on Him.
And a voice from heaven said, “This is my son, whom I love; with Him I am well pleased.”
“Jesus received His Father’s approval at the beginning of His ministry… before He officially started His mission.” So thankful that God gives us this example and we can clearly see how it applies to Jesus too.
“The worth of your activity for Christ cannot rise above your understanding of your identity in Him.”
We must fully understand and walk in our identity in Him, especially in order for good to flow out of what we do! And related, here’s another solid quote: “God’s Word cannot adequately sustain you- no matter how prevalent it is around you- until you receive it within you.”
“Align your life with the truth of His acceptance of you, instead of spending energy assessing other people’s assessment of you.”
What if we actually did this? What if we believed who He says we are above what people say? What level of confidence or power might flow through that? How might that impact what we do & who we’re called to serve?
“I have nothing to prove, because I am already approved.”
A solid anthem and affirmation that we could all probably benefit from speaking over ourselves daily!
For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love, and self discipline. (2 Timothy 1:6-7)
Truth from the Lord and a reminder of what He gives us.
Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name. For the Lord is good and His love endures forever; His faithfulness continues through all generations. (Psalm 100:4-5)
Sometimes we simply need to be reminded of the truths of who God is and how extravagantly blessed we are.
“Nothing will bring us into a consciousness of God’s presence more quickly and deeply than praising Him and giving thanks to Him. And nothing will disrupt our awareness of His presence like focusing on our own discontent.”
What a powerful reminder, especially in this season.