The Three Words that Shape Our Lives
Writing Retreat: Day #5 (join us for feedback and clarification)
From what will become the introduction…
Below is part of an insta-draft of Lacking Nothing: Quieting an Anxious and Avoidant Faith. I’m posting from our writing retreat to get feedback & clarity. Please support the writing of this book by becoming a paid subscriber.
Yes. Maybe. No.
Much of your life—your life with God, with others, and with yourself—boils down to one of these three words…
Of course, you don’t consciously know these three words have been shaping your life since infancy. But they have.
They are the three possible answers to this question, a question we’ve been implicitly asking the moment we were born: If I’m in distress, will someone help me?
Yes, Someone will generally help with my distress.
Maybe someone will help with my distress.
No, people generally won’t help me.
From the moments of your early life, the answer to this question has been
shaping your relationships,
shaping your emotions,
shaping your nervous system,
and shaping your thought processes.
This answer does all this because it has been shaping the functioning of your brain and your body (your thoughts, memories, will, and imagination).
And thankfully, you can change your answer. Or rather, by attaching to God your answer can change from a No or Maybe to a Yes.
But for that to happen we need to talk about a stoplight.
Let’s talk about the stoplight in your brain.
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