Beyond Healing - God Has More for You Than This

Photo Credit: Clark Young

Photo Credit: Clark Young

“Girl, you need counseling.”

These words have come out of my mouth more times than I can count.

People closest to me will attest to the fact I’m a fixer. I’m assertive. I can be pretty bold. And in the past these qualities have gotten me into some trouble.

I’m a work in progress, y’all.

Each of us has a story. Mine is different than yours. But, I am sure we are similar in that each one of us has experienced some form of pain, wound, or heartbreak in our life. And the scars that remain have the potential to hold us back from fully healing, finding freedom, or living the life we desire - the life God wants for us.

Anxiety was one such barrier in my life. I spent the majority of my life believing I was just meant to live this way - fearful, worried, and insecure. Try as I might, I could not think my way or pray my way through it. I learned early in marriage/motherhood there were some things I couldn’t fix on my own.

In 2014, I made the courageous decision to seek a counselor. It’s been a long process, but through the gift of counseling, I now have the tools to manage my anxiety. Anxiety no longer has a hold on me.

But, the point of this blog isn’t to revisit the details of my emotional mending. What I want to emphasize is this, healing wasn’t intended to be my final resting place. (You’ll learn why once you have a listen.)

While I personally believe that everyone would benefit from a little therapy, the podcast episode I’m sharing below is so much more than a persuasive attempt to get people to seek professional counseling.

In this podcast, the host Adam Young sheds light on a new dimension of counseling I had never realized before. And now I want to share it with everyone I know!

If you can just do me a favor and hit play on this link, I promise it will bless you. Give yourself 32 minutes to receive the wisdom that flows from Adam Young’s heart.

His revelation in this podcast had me in tears, and I found myself texting it to people before it was even over!

Adam Young - Your Kingdom: The Purpose of Counseling

Stef Blackwell

Stef Blackwell and her husband are raising their four kids and living the dream deep in the heart of suburbia, Flower Mound, TX. She’s a raging choleric and high functioning introvert, which some have said is impossible. But alas, here she lives to tell her tale. Her greatest strength is bossing people around; her greatest weakness is she bosses people around - and Jesus loves her just the way she is - today. She looks for the one mama who is standing alone and strives to bring them into the fold. God has given her a passion for marriage, motherhood, and living missionally.