By Laurel Strasshofer
I am a natural “retreater”. Seriously.
Give me a little dose of misunderstanding – or even some genuine hate from the opposition – and my first instinct is to retreat in my wounding; ask, “Why don’t they like me, God?” I might even call a close friend for consolation and commiseration. But mostly, I would hide.
Yeah. I am a runner.
But, truthfully, I am also aware if I honestly believe the vision and mission I am pursuing is God-inspired (and that the actions bringing criticism are aligned to that vision and mission), this ought not to be my behavior. I am so grateful He gives me regular opportunity to work on this! (more…)