Life requires Conception

A self-concept is our distinctive combination of convictions, assumptions, life experiences, memories, feelings, and dreams for the future that make up the image we see in ourselves. If you are not aware of your concepts, you are at a disadvantage and it diminishes your capacity for growth, contribution and joy.

Last week, Pastor Seth spoke of “All Hat and No Cattle” to mean we need to examine our lives and see whether we are walking a Christian walk or are we just talking Christianeze. To honestly answer the question we need a solid self-conception.

When faced with a problem, is your number one question, “What is my part in the equation?” Do you pray for God to reveal clarity and boundaries and a Christ-like perspective on it? Or do you first look at others, placing blame, justifying actions or diverting focus to something unrelated?

Evergreen is launching it’s faith-based 12 step ministry on October 30. This weekly time for fellowship, worship, teaching and small group is designed to catapult a Christ-like self-conception. It is designed to figure out how to walk the walk, not just talk the talk in living out a fulfilling life. There are so many other opportunities at Evergreen too. LIVING A BETTER STORY is our fall launch series, beginning September 16, and it is just the tip of the iceberg for great life changing messages all year!

Jesus says, “Just as you can identify a tree by its fruit, so you can identify people by their actions.” Matthew 7:20

What do your actions say about you?

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