For those of you who are not involved in MOPS, each year there is a theme and verse to focus on. For this year, it was "Be You Bravely" with the theme verse from Isaiah.
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This verse was the verse that God had given me to focus on at the beginning of last year, 9 months before I was asked to join the MOPS leadership team. That caught my eye from the start! The focus on courage to take flight and be fully me was challenging and inspiring. It was the perfect message to give me the boldness to look at increasing my capacity, take on greater leadership roles and feel comfortable in my ability to lead when in partnership with God. I had to forget the feelings of inadequacy from the past and the deep down niggles of belief that I had missed my time and opportunity for what God had for me to take these steps of faith forward. The hope and promise of the new thing I had been waiting for actually beginning has been thrilling. I can see in part the ways that God was preparing my heart for this year long before.
It takes courage to take the faltering steps into increasing capacity. It takes courage to admit that you can't do it all in your own strength and need God's grace. It takes courage to become comfortable with who you are, who and what God has called you to, to be you bravely!
What comes to mind from the phrase "Be You Bravely"?
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