Do you have a Jesus Girl Gang?
Christians have been patterned to think that if we just belong to a church, read our Bible regularly and maybe just listen to a church message or two throughout the week that we're GOOD in terms of transformation, discipleship and growth. But this just isn’t true!
We NEED deep and abiding relationships with people who are willing to walk through the tough stuff with us. We need to be in proximity to solid people of faith, but we also need to be willing to be authentic and appropriately vulnerable with these people while welcoming both the sharpening and the encouragement that comes from these types of transparent and vulnerable relationships.
Not having a crew like this may be the very reason that transformation seems to be taking so long for you, or why you feel like you’ve been stuck in a pit and no one is hearing your cries for help. Not having a Jesus Girl Gang of your own may even be a big part of the reason why you’re not feeling motivated and hopeful about your purpose or your destiny. You might be thinking it has something to do with the timing being off, God not providing yet or your circumstances just not “lining up,” but it could simply be that you aren’t in any relationships where appropriate amounts of weight, challenge and sharpening are taking place to lead to real transformation and growth.
On this episode of Positioned to Prosper we'll be talking about the What, Why and How of gathering a Jesus Girl Gang of your own. You need this, TRUST me! So, if you’re ready to learn what a Jesus Girl Gang really is (and men, this same sort of stuff applies to a Band of Mighty Men), why you need such a Gang and how to go about positioning yourself to be surrounded by the girls who are going to run with you, then I want you to grab your journal and a pen, and . . . Let's Go!
What you will learn in this episode:
- WHAT a Jesus Girl Gang is;
- WHY you need a Jesus Girl Gang;
- How to gather your own Jesus Girl Gang; and
- The easy button for finding your Jesus Girl Gang.
Scripture References mentioned in this episode:
Mark 5:37-42 —
And he allowed no one to follow him except Peter and James and John the brother of James. They came to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and Jesus saw a commotion, people weeping and wailing loudly. And when he had entered, he said to them, “Why are you making a commotion and weeping? The child is not dead but sleeping.” And they laughed at him. But he put them all outside and took the child's father and mother and those who were with him and went in where the child was. Taking her by the hand he said to her, “Talitha cumi,” which means, “Little girl, I say to you, arise.” And immediately the girl got up and began walking (for she was twelve years of age), and they were immediately overcome with amazement.
Matthew 17:1 —
And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James, and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain by themselves.
Matthew 26:36-38 —
Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to his disciples, “Sit here, while I go over there and pray.” And taking with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, he began to be sorrowful and troubled. Then he said to them, “My soul is very sorrowful, even to death; remain here, and watch with me.”
Links to Resources Mentioned in This Episode
I mentioned this podcast episode during our chat this week. Here's a quick link to it: How to Walk in Real Discipleship.
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About this podcast:
Positioned to Prosper is a weekly podcast that covers the ins and outs of what it means to live a lifestyle of breakthrough and victory in your relationships, health, finances and beyond. Your host, Erica Pyle, is no stranger to jumping without the proverbial parachute while maintaining a firm grip on godly wisdom. A self-described slayer of pragmatism and a “walk by faith” kind of girl, Erica is an unabashed believer in the power of God to radically transform lives. Front-footed in faith as she offers straight-up truth, strategies, and wisdom for living victoriously, and equipped with her love for the word of God, her certification as a holistic health coach, and years of experience in personal finance and taxation, Erica is ready to help you get positioned to prosper.