I would encourage you to check it out, it begins tomorrow and I know that God is going to use this to move in my life as well as the other ladies participating.
As I quickly signed myself up for the challenge, I started to think about lies. Lies that I have believed, and lies that I still believe. Lies that hinder my relationship with Jesus, lies that threaten to damage my self-worth, lies that build walls between my loving boyfriend and I.
Some of the lies that I have believed include:
The lie that I am not good enough, not good enough for God, not smart enough, not funny enough, not pretty enough, not thin enough. Not loving enough, not domestic enough, not a fast enough runner. It goes on an on. But I don't have to be enough. Jesus is enough. In the broken world we live in, our hearts will never be truly satisfied with what the world can give us. We weren't made for this world. Jesus is the only thing that can satisfy my longing for more.
I've believed the lie that God is mad at me. That lie separated myself from God for years. I believed that I wasn't worthy of forgiveness. Although I grew up going to church and hearing truth, it wasn't until I was 22 that I learned that God was a God of grace, and forgiveness. Learning the truth, that Jesus died for my sins on the cross, that I was forgiven, restored, redeemed, and loved set me free and changed my life.
Although I've learned that God loves me, flaws and all, that his love is perfect even when I am imperfect, I still struggle with being controlled by fear and lies. I am praying that the next 40 days, I learn just a little more about the God that loves me. I pray that I carve out more time for Him, that I stay close to his loving voice, that I trust him a little more. I pray that if you feel led, you sign up for this challenge and make room for Jesus to work in your life too. I pray that you can recognize the lies you're believing, and by the power of Jesus, you overcome those and live fearlessly in truth and love.