**I’m still learning

**I’m still learning. ⠀

I feel as though this disclaimer should be written across my forehead. If you judged me based on where I was 20 years ago, 10 years ago, I year ago, or even 1 day ago, you might find that I’ve changed. But isn’t that what we’re supposed to do? Change. ⠀

This is why, though exhausting at times, I speak grace (as much as I can muster) to those unaware of the bigger picture at play. We are all on quite the adventurous learning journey, right? Some of us learned the hard way, through pain. And a few of us learned by watching others fall. ⠀

But grace. Grace is so needed in this hour. The incessant chanting back and forth energizes our real enemy. He laughs, while we direct negative energy towards people, forgetting that we are in a war against spiritual forces of evil (Ephesians 6). ⠀

So, today… I choose grace on this journey. Because I’m still learning, too. And reminding myself that this war is ironically not of flesh and blood (Ephesians 6:12). ⠀

Life isn’t easy. I simply hope to encourage someone as they wake… not shame them in all of the things they should have already known. We all started somewhere. My heart truly goes out to those who blindly trusted and, without TRUE informed consent, already took the “juice which shall remain nameless for purposes of not getting deleted again.”⠀

There is grace.

the {silent} work

Most of the time nobody is gonna see the work you do.
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Nobody is gonna see you read that book, say that prayer, or send those texts to check on your friends. Nobody is gonna see the money you donate, the hard conversations you dig into, or the research you do.
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Nobody is gonna see you teach your kids, stop hateful dialogue, or quietly build bridges. Nobody is gonna see you check your own heart and clean out the junk BUT DO IT ANYWAY.
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People don’t always need to see you plant the seed, they just need to see the good fruit it produces.
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Just a little encouragement to do the silent work. It’s usually the best work.
-Amy Weatherly
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This rings true in sharing the gospel and with advocacy. Every seed planted will not take root… some people are just NOT ready to hear.

He who has ears to hear, let him hear!” Mark 4:9

But we are tilling the ground, cultivating the next step in seed planting – possibly making it a tad easier for the next seed planter.
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And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. Colossians 3:14

God sees. He hears. He bottles every tear.

I pray He finds me faithful…