Yes, I have one, I use it, and it affects others.

Beginning Unglued with (in)courage’s online community group. A gathering of women who are seeking fervently the blessing of fellowship while aching toward the finish line of becoming the women of God they were created to be.

This passage, along with more – struck me quick.

    I misunderstood our itinerary for the book, so I’ve already read the two chapters that I thought were meant for last week; only to find out today it’s what we’re asked to read for this coming week. Well…I’m ahead. I actually think many of us are. That we just wanted to get into the pages and see what this was about.

       The beginning pages come from Lysa’s perspective of the tendency she has for coming unglued in a sometimes-temper. I understand this – though my personal sin struggle looks differently. I still come unglued. I still relate to her words – without question.
But my unglued looks different.
And it’s even changing form. Coming in more and different ways over the last couple of years and still twisting its way into my days.

This book is already helping me see that. Helping me see my own temper at its own levels. And yes, I have one, I use it, and it affects others. 

There’s no getting out of naming myself in the ranks of unglued. I’m in it. It happens. And as Lysa is already trying to stress, it’s worth recognizing. Because emotions aren’t our enemy (another long story point for me personally that will have to be explored later). But there is a place for how we let them work in our lives and through our lives. Something I’m telling myself in relation to emotions:

We can feel, be in, and immerse – without letting ourselves be controlled.

That is my take on one of the many truths I know I’ll be reminded of and one of many I’m praying to let take root in my day-to-day living. My day-to-day growing.

    So here goes our journey ladies of #incouragehope. Let’s start this conversation.

*Check out my new page at the top of my blog. I have a section dedicated to the (in)couragers – our online Community Group. Each week, I’ll link up my posts. They’ll be all in one place for easy access, and so I can conveniently come back and review how God has brought me through this study. 

6 Comments on “Yes, I have one, I use it, and it affects others.

  1. Thank you so much Tracie! I greatly appreciate you coming by. 🙂 I can't wait to get deeper and hear the hearts of others.

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  2. Thank you for sharing what you are getting from this book. I love what you posted, “We can feel, be in, and immerse-without letting ourselves be controlled.” This is something I struggle with and the vast majority of the time I shut myself off so I don't feel because I don't want to be out of control. I look forward to seeing what you learn and learning from you!

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  3. Thank you so much for stopping by! Are you in our group too?? I'd love to hear more about how you're processing it too. I am quite talented at bottling up. I've had a literal lifetime of practice. So I understand what you speak of. I would love to hear more of your thoughts too if you're walking through Unglued as well. I'm sure we'll have lots of learning to do with each other. It's why I'm excited about this group! 🙂 Thank you again.

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