Welcome to 31 Days of The Performance Trap
I am excited to share my heart and hurts with you in hopes of freeing us from a performance trap so we can live in the freedom of Jesus Christ.
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Day 1 – The Performance Trap (scroll down)
Day 2 – From Big Time to Pee Wee
Day 3 – Flyover the Familiar
Day 4 – My Baby Doesn’t Like You
Day 5 – Have You Seen This View?
Day 6 – Date With Daddy
Day 7 – Performance Tread-Me-Ill
Day 8 – Alarmingly Broken
Day 9 – Your Shoes Are Made For Walking
Day 10 – When Enough Is Enough
Day 11 – Prayer In Football
Day 12 – Prep With Prayer
Day 13 – Walk Or Swim
Day 14 – Heavenly Handbook
Day 15 – Child’s Play
Day 17 – What Will You Use Your Ink To Write?
Day 18 – Childish Beauty
Day 19 – Receive, Believe, and Go
Day 20 – Overpriced Chicken
Day 21 – Do You Know Who I Am?
Day 22 – Love Portal
Day 23 – Fearless Comfort
Day 24 – To Skim Or Not To Skim
Day 26 – Quiver In God’s Presence
Day 27 – Obedience: The Lord Needs It
Day 28 – Refuse, Refocus, and Run
Day 29 – Get Serious and Stand
Day 30 – Take God At His Word
Day 31 – Blurry But Not Blind
Day 1 – The Performance Trap
I have struggled connecting my head to my heart. I had the head knowledge of Christ, but my greatest desire was obtaining His peace in my heart.
Busyness and familiarity had a way of masking this disconnect.
At an early age, life intensified for me when my dad was killed in a car wreck on our way home from a family vacation. God healed me physically and emotionally over time, but I endured a burn tragedy in my twenties, which compounded my fear and grief.
I grew weary of clinging to my beliefs and plugging into life. My faithful performance matched the highly-competitive, NFL football world God placed my husband in, but any behavior modifications I excelled in came up short.
My version of Christianity was not contagious to my overwhelmed friends, and my fruit was too sour to eat. Worry misplaced my joy, and the overflowing comfort I received from my family and husband was not enough.
God wanted more for me. Through God’s grace, studying His word, and mentors, I found freedom in Jesus Christ. God gently showed me my need to die to myself, and my new perspective pushed me to seek out what it looks like to abide in Christ.
I struggled with a stronghold of fear, but I am now plugged in to this life while living my life in Christ. God’s truth freed me up to love Him and others.
He can revive your weary mind and overwhelmed heart as well.
My prayer for these next 31 days is for God to lead us to His truth, to Himself. I will use my experiences to show us how to replace the loud and empty lies we often listen to instead of God’s promises. I pray God’s truth will lovingly lead us to repent of the rebellious independence I thought would keep me safe and guide us to a restful dependence on Him.
Are you tired of white-knuckling your faith?
Do you feel trapped in a performance tread-me-ill?
Dive into God’s word with me this month. Let’s discover what it looks like to abide in the only One who can set us free from a mind of worry and a life of striving as we stop saying “we can” and start saying “He can.”