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I'm a redeemed child of God and the momma to four vivacious daughters. I'm passionate about finding hidden blessings in the trials of life, living it out in an honest and open way, while encouraging those around me to believe in better.

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Oct

(in)couraged to hope – unglued #2

Welcome to week two of our Unglued study! How did the first week go for y’all? What were some things that stood out most? What did you learn about yourselves?

Does your book look like mine? :)

I thought it was so important … and wise … to start out the week understanding our thoughts when it comes to change. By doing that, I was able to give myself permission to make slow, but steady progress. I have a tendency to want to see immediate change, and if I don’t, I give up. Anyone relate?

I’m finding it so scary interesting to study my unglued moments … gentle noticing, as author Lysa Terkeurst puts it. It’s almost like having someone peek in or listen in when you didn’t realize they were watching. How different we are when we know we’re being watched. Keeping a record of my unglued moments is definitely keeping me accountable! How ’bout you?

I can’t control things that happen to me each day, but I can control how I think about them. I can say to myself, “I have a choice to have destructive thoughts right now or constructive thoughts. I can wallow in what’s wrong and make things worse or I can ask God for a better perspective to help me see good even when I don’t feel good. ~ Unglued, page 23

I love that passage! We do have a choice friends, and I’m thankful we’re on this journey, with God’s help, to gain better perspectives. Week one was a great starting point and I’m excited to see where week two leads!

This week is titled “Freedom for the Unglued.” We’ll learn how to find freedom in the labels we’ve been given … given by ourselves, or maybe someone else has labeled us. With God there are no labels, only freedom. Lysa says, “Labels only stick if I let them.”

We’ll also learn to let God chisel away at our hard places.

God doesn’t allow the unglued moments of our lives to happen s
we’ll label ourselves and stay stuck. He allows the unglued moments to make us
aware of the chiseling that needs to be done. ~ Unglued, pages 36 & 37

Lastly, we’ll be digging into and identifying which type of unglued we become … it’s good stuff! Lots of growing to be done this week and I can’t wait!

So now it’s your turn … Jacque and I are so looking forward to hearing from you! We’d love you to leave a comment or link up your own post … how has this study impacted your life so far?



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5 Responses to “(in)couraged to hope – unglued #2”

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  2. Tammy says:

    I have always struggled with wanting to get it right the first time . . . to be “perfect”. I find comfort in Imperfect Progress. I really don’t have to get it perfect to start trying. Small steady steps while leaning on God’s strength is all I need to do to make progress.
    I had a revelation a few years ago . . . a very gifted Christian counselor helped me understand that everything no matter how big or small all boils down to a choice. It isn’t our surrounds or circumstances that dictate our reactions to life . . . it’s our personal choice to act or react to our surrounds or circumstances. Daily I can chose to have constructive thoughts instead of destructive thoughts. I need to remember to ask God for a better perspective to help me see good when I don’t feel good . . . this is an amazing reminder to me.
    I love that One Good Choice = Imperfect Progress.
    I have really enjoyed the first two chapters of this book and feel blessed that the Lord led me to your group. :)

  3. Southern Gal says:

    It’s been crazy around here. I wrote about the day my Unglued book came in the mail last week. God knows what He’s doing. I needed it most the moment it came. I’m hoping to follow along now. Thanks for this.
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  4. Gretchen says:

    Unglued- describes where I am at this very moment today, yesterday, one month ago, two months ago. Making a choice of how to handle my battle is so difficult. The quote from Page 23 hit right to my heart today. I want to wallow in my sorrow most mornings. Picking myself up and making the choice to look forward and upward instead of downward is my struggle. I am going to start today thinking about that quote and make the choice to not allow my struggle today to define me. I wasn’t going to order the book but boy oh boy…I am off to Amazon right now!

  5. Melinda says:

    My book does look like that! I’m a little farther ahead in the book and I may say I have been struggling. I yelled at God last week, feeling very attacked, I asked him where his protection was in all this. Protection from all the enemy has to throw at us. Then I spent the weekend in prayer. I know having the unglued moments helps me learn how NOT to react. I know that His protection is
    there if I will just lean or Him. This week: its been better. And I don’t want to feel that suffocating regret. I pray I can forgive myself but still never forget what that regret feels like. Because when I forget I tend to slip. I feel the work happening. I need to be patient, Seek Him and trust Him.
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