You may hear me reference Deeper Still a time or twenty over the next few weeks/ months, but there is so much to share.
Priscilla Shirer mentioned the need for girlfriends – and not just any friends, but true wild women of God girlfriends.
If you’re around me more than a few minutes you quickly realize that I LOVE friends! I adore hanging out with women, but I also know that we are all chockfull of insecurities and all other junk. I’ve been blessed to have a host of incredible women around me from my daughters, to my local girls to my girlfriends around the country. But there was something Priscilla said that resonated with my soul —
Are my girlfriends challenging me to go deeper or they holding me back? Not to say that any person has the power over another, but I want friends around me who celebrate victories and challenge me to stretch myself. I want friends who will hold me accountable. I want friends who love me for me and push me to be more.
And that’s the kind of friend I want to be – I want to push, challenge and cajole my girlfriends to be all they can be for God. I want to see them stretch and push the limits of their abilities. I want to leap out in faith with them. Trusting God as we step into the unknown.
One thing that struck me is the need for girlfriends in your daily life. The Internet has given us some incredible opportunities to build relationships, but if your only friendships are online then you need to examine that. Online friends are great and many of my online friends are now in my life friends. But there is a GREAT need for friends you do daily life with – friends in your neighborhood, in your church, at your work. If you don’t have this, then let’s agree to pray it through. Let’s pray for wild women of God to come into your daily life. Women who will push you out of your comfort zone and to the edge – to the place where only God can do it.
That’s what I want for you and for me.
What about your girlfriends? Share your story. And let’s all agree to pray to be wild women of God!!