Gaining the Tools for a Christ-Centered, World-Impacting Life
By LESLIE LUDY
When I was seven, I wrote these words in my journal: “Someday, I want to become a world-changer!” I wasn’t sure how, exactly, but I knew I wanted to do something significant with my life — something that would help people, something that would make a difference. I used to love reading books about Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad. I imagined myself smuggling slaves to safety at the peril of my own life, using secret code words and leading slave children through hidden passageways in the dead of night — all the while being ruthlessly pursued by greedy plantation owners. It seemed like such an exciting life!
As a child, I romanticized the idea of being a “Christian hero.” I imagined the thrill of adventure and the satisfaction of changing the world — but I never envisioned the hardship, discomfort, pain, and spiritual attack that comes when you take a stand for truth and righteousness. It wasn’t until I was in my early twenties and in full-time Christian ministry that I began to awaken to the fact that I wasn’t really equipped for the battle I’d stepped into.
For the first several years of being in ministry, Eric and I were hit with discouragement, disillusionment, and doubt. Even though we’d assumed we were strong Christians, it became obvious that there were many key tools missing from our spiritual tool belt. Instead of spiritually thriving in our ministry and our personal Christian walk, every day felt like an uphill struggle.
What were we missing?
A season of spiritual preparation.
We began to recognize why God took Moses to the back side of the desert for 40 years — to break, prepare, and refine him — before launching him into his role as Israel’s leader. We began to better understand why God led the Apostle Paul into a set apart season in Arabia before sending him to preach the Gospel to the Gentiles. We began to realize that taking the time to gain an unshakeable foundation in Christ is the key to a world-impacting, vibrant Christian life.
When Eric and I finally chose to set apart a season of our lives and allow God to train us in the foundations of our faith and the fullness of the Gospel, everything changed. Defeat became victory. Doubt became faith. And fear became courage. We began to make a lasting impact on the world once we allowed God to impact us.
Maybe you desire to impact others with the truth of Christ, but you aren’t sure how. Maybe you know there’s something missing from your spiritual life, but you aren’t sure exactly what it is. Maybe you are tired of being pushed around by doubt, discouragement, and fear. Maybe you’ve become disillusioned by the mediocrity you see all around you in other Christian’s lives — and you want something more.
If that is you, I encourage you to consider taking a season to gain the tools you need for a victorious Christian life.
Whether God has called you to the mission fields of Africa, Haiti, or Main Street, USA — whether you are called to fight for the soul of one little child or rescue millions of people — He desires to equip and prepare you for the sacred calling He has placed upon your life.
If you are ready for a season to gain an unshakeable, life-transforming foundation in Christ, I invite you to join our new Bravehearted Personal Discipleship program, launching in September 2017!
I am beyond excited about what this program has to offer — amazing, life-altering truth in an intimate setting with a personal touch. And the best part is that you can participate in this training anywhere in the world!
Becoming strong to be poured out for God’s glory.
Being built into a true world-changer, able to withstand the winds and rain, and emerge from the storm in perfect peace.
And learning how to live the Christian life as it was meant to be.
That’s what you’ll experience through the Bravehearted Personal Discipleship program. If God leads you to join us, we would count it a privilege to personally invest into your spiritual life.