Power of “I don’t know”

I’ve had some really good conversations over the last few weeks. Conversations about ministry, LGBTQ+ culture, dating, business, everything. Something that’s stuck out to me is that even with the copious amount of information we have access to, there’s so much we don’t know.

I’m also right in the middle of learning my lesson in realizing that inspiration is not a reliable motivation. I want to write, record, lead when I feel compelled. Just a reminder I’m still an amateur in some ways.

Human emotion is fickle and the ‘mission’ you’re called to does not ebb and flow. If it does, you’re on shaky ground.

I know my ‘what’ but I haven’t fully grown into the ‘who’ of who I am.

Nobody knows everything. Everyone is an expert in something.

It’s imperative that the people who’re aware of their gaps in knowledge proactively move, speak, and act. There are way too many loud voices who have less information than you do who are steering the narrative. The difference is not in experience or knowledge; it’s in their confidence.

In any environment you’re in, you are an expert in something just as you’re simultaneously an novice in something else. We’ve let this awareness of what we lack overshadow what we have to offer and it’s killing our humanity.

Despite the message of hate toward the LGBTQ+ community from the church, I’ve not personally met a single person who is anything more than intimidated by their ignorance. It’s this huge group I want to help educate. It’s this group that can reshape the messaging and attitude and hopefully bring authentic unity where the shadow of division has taken over.

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I am a Life & Ministry Coach who works with established Christian ministries who are seeking to improve relationship with the LGBTQ community. I specialize in gathering and presenting quantitative research as well as providing my own experience to help ministry leaders understand the current landscape and social trends. Now, through sharing my experience and coaching others, I’m coming home to help ministries and individuals navigate the minefield of #cancelculture and the ever-changing landscapes to reach those who feel like they're fighting alone.

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