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Missional Insights

The Silent War

There is a war going on. Many lives have been affected and are infected by the everyday struggle and battle that is not against flesh and blood. Is it not enough to witness death firsthand, come close to death, or have a loved one die, what many would say, too early?! The sudden shock and even aftershock waves that rumble within one’s mind and very soul often plague many every day with sudden change that just surfaced, because of the death of a loved one, whether by an accident, a natural disaster, a suicide, an illness, or violence. Trauma and complicated grief come in many forms, but one thing remains constant— the silent war that often remains after the event(s) is over.

Will it ever end?

The nightmares, flashbacks, panic attacks, ruminations, survivor guilt, hypervigilence, depression, crazy thoughts, body memories, and horrible symptoms that serve as bullying reminders that one’s world has just hit the pause button… a suddenly moment transformed one’s world stage, one’s view of self, others, life, and sometimes even God (or the questioning thereof).

Trauma. Many have sadly experienced such catastrophic grief and loss that is so incomprehensible that numbness has become commonplace and the new norm.

“WHY?” Many cry out. It is as though the event(s) never ceases.

The rapid fire of assaults and attacks flood one’s mind down to the cellular memories, only to be told by the world that ‘this should be a thing of the past.’

Is there a Silent War going on?

Are you there right now?

How many people around you are walking around in a Silent War that remains unnoticed, untouched, and unavoidable only to render these people completely undone?

Is there help?

Is anyone listening to the ‘Invisibles?’…..

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Come Up Higher

 

You are created with a Mission and a Message. You have purpose, meaning, and significance. Your voice needs to be heard.

Come Up Higher by aligning with His Mission and Message for you. Be the impact and change agent to those around you. Allowing yourself to be available for His use by humbly acknowledging that you are unable to accomplish all He has for you in your own strength positions you for genuine success.

Letting go of comparisons, competitions, and collectibles enables you to be strategic in your focus, clarity, and precision. Coming Up Higher sets you apart by way of illumination, allowing your Light to shine brighter into the dark places around you.

Could it be Y-O-U who breaks the back of apathy, complacency, slumber, and dryness? Jump feet first into the pool of refreshment and be refreshed by the living water of His Spirit that flows in you and through you to the place of flooding those around you with His love, His peace, His hope, and His presence!

Walking in Love does not equate to placating, people-pleasing, or permissiveness. It involves a radical surrender of self and an abandonment of selfish ways, motives, and intentions of the will and heart that impedes progress, predictability, and prosperity.

Be the change by choosing to Come Up Higher into the Mission and Message He has for you. Trust Him, and Step!

He desires your trust and you letting go of fear, control, and wandering aimlessly into the covetousness and illusions of safe comforts that breed lethargy, excuses, and pride.

Laying down of self is where life truly begins. Here, one truly Comes Up Higher! Join the Movement! You Can Be Free!

 

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