Last week while hanging out at a going away party for a friend, I started making small talk with someone I had just met.
Before I knew what was happening, passion took over and I started doing what I normally do—getting excited about Jesus, freedom, and the wholeness of the heart—and began gushing (ok, ok, more like preaching) about all God could do to heal her deepest heart pain. After several minutes of conversation, my new friend stopped me and said, “My goodness, Christa, you would be a great life coach.”
To which I sighed deeply and replied, “You're absolutely right, I just don't have time to personally life-coach all the people I know who need my help.”
For a couple of years since God Loves Ugly was released world-wide, I've had a few dreams tucked away inside my heart—and one of those dreams came to fruition this week when I pre-released orders for the God Loves Ugly Study Guide, shipping out September 27. I had so many GLU GROUPS (God Loves Ugly Groups) emailing, writing, and instagraming all that God was doing, and I longed to put more resources in their hands to equip them with daily, practical material, lessons, and activations—along with the countless emails from individuals asking me if there was more material—specifically a Bible study or study guide.
Well there is. And if you're an email subscriber, you got the first 2 weeks for free.
Now that the Study Guide is released, it's time to work on group DVD curriculum. But realistically, that's still in dream stage, and won't be released until 2015. Which simply isn't good enough for me—especially with all the broken hearts, and broken lives that I encounter on a daily basis.
Which is why I'd like to propose a dare.
If you're fed up with normal life, stuck with behaviors and emotions that you don't know how to change, then let me life coach you for the next two weeks. If you're hungry for more of God, longing for intimacy, and tired of being fearful, insecure, angry, bitter, or offended, then let me life coach you for the next two weeks.
Starting Monday, September 8, 2014, I will be sending out short video teachings each day to my email subscribers that correspond with the God Loves Ugly Study Guide and book. Call a few friends, and commit to going through the 2 weeks together. I mean, come on–it's 2 weeks, not a lifetime. And by the end of the 2 weeks, if you're not experiencing freedom and intimacy with God, then you're probably not breathing. (That's right….I said it.) I know how to lead people where I've already gone….
And believe me. Freedom is a land you're going to want to explore with me for the rest of your life.