We all host a loyal soldier. A part of us that with great courage and fortitude has held on and defended cherished notions of meaning and belonging. The “good girl”, the “good boy.”
And a time comes where that loyal soldier is threatened. Where the cherished notions of meaning and belonging fall into question.
Those are hard times. Incredibly hard times. Where what worked no longer does.
A loyal spouse faces a wrenching divorce. A loyal employee laid off. A loyal church member seeing their church crumble. A loyal parent facing the rejection of a grown child. The list goes on.
Maybe ask of that loyal soldier…
- Where did you come from?
- What’s your role in my life?
- What do you hope for?
- What are you most proud of?
- How did you give my life purpose?
And seen in this context – as a beautiful constant in one of God’s great movements in our lives…
From self control to self surrender