Is your right-now season one of struggle or overwhelm?
Are you in a place of upheaval or interruption?
Has God given you challenging or complicated people to love and serve?
Is your right-now work a far cry from your hoped-for work?
Always, you have a choice. Receive? Or refuse? Clench your fists? Or open your hands?
God meets you here, at the intersection of the right-now and the hoped-for. He has gifts for you unwrap, no matter how barren or chaotic things feel.
- The gift of acceptance, which gives way to peace.
- The gift of surrender, which gives way to trust.
- The gift of laughter, which gives way to not taking yourself so seriously.
- The gift of patience, which gives way to perseverance.
- The gift of his presence, which gives way to joy and gratitude in the unlikeliest of circumstances.
But first, you have to receive. You have to relax your grip, give up your (illusion of) control, and let go of your agenda.
This is the key to living in the tension between your actual life and your hoped-for life.
Every choice to receive is a two-fold opportunity:
To reject your limited view of how life should go.
To receive the grace and unexpected gifts that comes with surrender, trust, and hope.
I’ve lived through heartbreaking seasons where the unknowns stacked so high, I couldn’t see to take the next step. And I’ve lived through regular ol’ frustrating days of circumstances and people that conspired against my perfectly acceptable agenda.
Whether your current season feels broken in an extreme way or messy in a normal way, I’m learning (still) that “receiving your own life” is the key to finding peace and purpose right where you are.
I’m also learning that the broken stories we receive can one day shine with the beauty of redemption. (But that’s a message for another time.)
I’m offering a little something to wear as a reminder to receive.
I’m so happy to offer these hand-stamped key necklaces with the word “Receive.” A sweet reminder for you or for someone you love who’s in a season or situation of struggle, of waiting, of hopeful expectation. It could also be for someone struggling to receive a time of rest or respite. Pain isn’t the only thing we learn to receive. When life has brought long seasons of struggle, receiving blessing can feel counterintuitive, even wrong. In the same way we learn to receive the unwanted gifts, we must also learn to receive God’s heart of abundance for us.
Here are the details:
- You can order by clicking this link.
- Brass + hand-stamped + 14” drop / 2” key
- Comes with a “Receive” printable so you can give the necklace as a gift without someone saying, “What a weird word to put on a necklace!”
- Limited supply. Shop will be open through Monday, December 10th or until they’re sold.
- $20 shipped
Thanks for embracing this message with and supporting this little holiday pop-up shop! Feel free to leave any questions in the comments section.