Freedom with Jennifer Watson
Both Jennifer and I know what it’s like to put up walls around our hearts in efforts to protect ourselves, but we also both know that healing can come when we take down those walls and open up ourselves to Jesus.
Breakdowns can lead to breakthroughs. Moving past brokenness can heal us. And when we become unstuck, we can often help others to do the same.
As Jennifer says, “I was circling the same issues for decades, even in ministry and as a leader. I realized that I had made really good friends with my baggage. I came from a broken home and issues from that lingered. I wasn’t seeking a breakthrough, not really, I was magnifying my brokenness and the pieces of my story I was refusing to get over.
Jennifer continues, “I had to surrender my story, even the parts I didn’t like to move forward. Believing that if I can gain ground and take back enemy territory, anyone can. My biggest turning point was when I realized that my brokenness from the past led me to my most fulfilling ministry. I ripped off the victim label I had been wearing. It’s okay to not be okay for a little while. But Jesus has a plan to see our scars become success stories that reflect his glory.”
I know you’ll be inspired by this week’s interview with Jennifer Watson.
Who is Jennifer Watson?
Jennifer Renee Watson is a blogger, speaker, youth minister, pastor’s wife, and mom. She co-founded Broken Girl Ministries in 2011 to help women find the same healing she found in Christ. She has spoken at churches and events, and she’s led prayer retreats centered on biblical teaching and prayer. Jennifer lives with her husband and two children in Northwest Arkansas.
You can order Freedom! The Gutsy Pursuit of Breakthrough and the Life Beyond It HERE.
About the Book:
Brokenness has become a buzzword. We wear it like a badge, proudly showing off the shattered pieces of our lives—while still fighting the same desperate battles. But brokenness was never meant to be the destination. Or your identity.
It was meant to be the catalyst for breakthrough.
Inspiring, vulnerable, and powerful, this new book from Jennifer Watson helps you take your eyes off the idol of brokenness and experience the God of breakthrough. Jennifer shows how breakthrough is really hope moving forward, even when life hurts. And she gives you practical, uncomplicated ways to:
- stop feeling shame and emptiness
- leave the victim mentality behind
- experience lasting restoration in your story and your soul
- and more
It’s okay to not be okay for a little while. But Jesus has a plan to see your scars become success stories that reflect his glory to the people around you.
Walk It Out Scripture
Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
2 Corinthians 2:17
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