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Is Your Good Morning Girls Group Struggling?


We have heard that some groups are doing amazing and dynamic!  Praise the Lord!  But we also heard from a few, that their group is struggling.  So I thought I would write today to encourage those whose groups may be struggling.  Here’s a few issues you could be facing:

1.  You feel like you are emailing yourself every morning.
If the rest of your group is not responding daily, do not be discouraged.  Though you are missing out on the vibrant deep spiritual conversation you were looking forward to, God has put this group together for a reason.  Continue to rise early and commune with God – you are being blessed by this time.  I believe that those who receive your emails are also getting a tidbit of God’s truth spoken into their lives by your emails.  So persevere.  When the end of this session comes, pray about trying again with a new group.


2.  2-3 of you email consistently and the others are not participating.  You wonder if you should confront those ladies.
My answer to this question is “no”.  I would not confront them but I would let them know that they are missed and that you would love to hear from them more to connect.  Some ladies are going to struggle more than others based on their season of life, their ability to be disciplined and their willingness to open up in a group.  Pray for the ladies and be patient with them.


3.  You feel like some in the group are judgemental or just different from you.  You aren’t connecting.

Sometimes this is “iron sharpening iron” Proverbs 27:17 – it can hurt at times to be stretched and grow. But sometimes this is someone else’s problem and has nothing to do with you.  Their personality and disposition is just difficult.  All of us are on a journey toward growth and some need more grace than others.  Be a giver of grace in the group.  Cover this girl in prayer.


4.  You want out!  The guilt of failing to have the quiet time is frustrating.

Don’t give up.  Give yourself grace!  God loves you deeply and no matter what you do good or bad he will always love you.  Do not heap guilt on yourself but take baby steps towards growth.  If all you can do is read one verse a day – then do it!  Start there and move forward.  Pray and ask God for a hunger,  thirst  and discipline to be in his word.


5.  You love the concept but want a new group.

December 15th is coming!  Hang tight and when this cycle ends – join us again in January and try a  new group.  Really pray about who God would bring into your next group.


6. Your group is too large and the emails are too much.

In January, divide your group into two.  It may be hard to do this but it will benefit everyone to be able to manage all the emails and respond and connect.  Pray that your group will be willing to do this.


7.  You don’t know where to read in the scriptures!
Read a Proverb a day, read a couple Psalms a day, or read Luke to prepare for the holidays.  Pray and ask God to guide you to where he wants you to be reading right now.  Ecclesiastes is another favorite of mine!


8.  You wish the group was all reading the same passage of scripture everyday.

Hang tight because Angela and I are developing a simple but thorough method to study your Bible come January.  We will pick a book of the Bible and if your group would like to join us for this study – we will have it available for your group.  It will be optional and we think you will really like it!
Any other questions?  Ask away in the comment section!


Now it’s time for the link up
– I apologize I’m a day late – oops!!!!

If you are a blogger we invite you to blog about what you are learning in your walk with God and then link up below (this includes devotionals you have written). If you are not a blogger, we invite you to weekly share in the comments section what God is teaching you in his word.

Walk with the King!
Courtney

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  1. here is my post its about the scripture verse I’m teaching my 4 year old

    http://butterflywishesandwonderlanddreams.blogspot.com/2010/10/lord-is-my-shepherd-preschool-memory.html

  2. http://toliverstotexas.blogspot.com/2010/10/miraclesand-lessons-learned.html

    Our family has the privilege of serving with Wycliffe Bible Translators and we are learning what God has to teach us in the midst of travel and moving. Seeing what God has to teach us through miracles – and especially when our prayers are answered differently than we expect. What an amazing God we serve!

  3. I’m so grateful for this post! Our group corresponds with Q#2. I have two other girls that email consistently; two here and there; and one not at all. I was just wondering if I should say something, but now I won’t. :) I’ll just keep praying. :)

  4. Thank you for this post! Our group deals w #2. I agree with your suggestions and I thank you for them! I do think it’s important, though, as we begin each season, for girls to recognize that by joining a group, they are making a commitment to the others in the group. Is there any way to encourage all of us to be intentional when signing up. I think we have about 7 girls and only 3 ever post. But, we’ll keep on keeping on for now!

  5. Great post!! Praying there are many that walk away after reading it feeling encouraged and filled with a desire to persevere with joy!

  6. Thank you! I needed this. We seem to have gone to part time after almost a year. I need to just be faithful, email daily, and pray that others are encouraged.

  7. Thank you for this post. I have been frustrated thinking I am only mailing to my self. Once in a while I will have others email me but not on a regular basis.

    Acts 20:24
    However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.

    I pray Father help me to press on. Amen

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