I have the fabulous honor of attending a teleseminar series on transformational writing this week. One of Christine Kloser’s top-notch guests is Lisa Nichols, author of No Matter What. She took my breath away- such a spirited blend of glorious charisma and authentic humility. Find out more at http://motivatingthemasses.com/.
One thing I continue to find on this “living well” journey… I am surrounded by amazing peers and mentors who support my desire for personal transformation and commitment to being excellent in my service of others. Nichols introduced me to the phrase “God Placement System,” and I’ve really been taking that in. I am aware that often in this life we find ourselves needing to trust that the GPS is working properly. Sometimes our preconceived notions point us in other directions. And sometimes others might challenge our GPS readings.
Most of my LGBT clients, students and readers across the country know what it is to doubt their GPS. And, to have others doubt their GPS. One of the richest blessings of any faith journey is to have been tested by such doubt. This refines us and our ability to discern which voice is truly God’s, that voice which is truly life-giving. We are a gift to Christ’s church precisely because we have challenged the idolatries of traditional norms and dared to trust that tradition is not God.
We can move through times of confusion and challenge with a graceful power if we depend on the unconditional love of the Holy Spirit to guide us. As we move into the season of Pentecost and Pride this June, I will be meditating here especially on the scriptures and lessons which have nourished my journey as a lesbian Christian pastor and coach.
Are there theme or texts you would especially like to examine together? Let me know, and we’ll grapple with that together.