If the home is deserving, let your peace rest on it; if it is not, let your peace return to you.
(Matthew 10:13 NIV)
I still owe y'all an entire dissertation regarding our end of the TEA Party. Honestly, I
am still unpacking every second. God gave me a message, "Reclaiming My Peace," and immediately afterward, I was reminded that it was a message for me. For the longest, I've made happiness synonymous with healing, but God revealed to me that they are cousins but far from twins. You can be happy and still have pieces of you unaddressed. You can be happy and coexist in total chaos. But after this last tea party, I realized it was time for me to officially close some doors in my life. It was time to remove the stopper from the entries that continued rubbing against the wounds I desperately wanted to be healed. Doors that left room for rejection, doubt, and fear to come and go as it pleased and entries that created space for everything except me.
It's time to regain my voice, confidence, and peace. Those are the things that give me power. Some of you may think I speak all the time. Some of you think I'm extremely confident. And you are partially correct. Yes, I speak, but there's a lot I don't say out of fear. Yes, I'm confident, but many things in my past have made me extremely self-conscious about what I do and how I do it. There are layers to it. It's about the dress I put back in the closet because I didn't like my stomach. The post I didn't post because I was afraid it didn't make sense. The event I didn't attend because I was worried I wouldn't fit in. Or the job I didn't apply for because I didn't believe I was qualified. All of these things are rooted in an area of rejection from my past that grabbed hold of my peace.
I don't want just to be happy. I want to be whole. And that's my prayer for all of you who follow me and trust the gift over my life. The journey to peace is not always the most peaceful, but it's the most rewarding. And you'll walk away feeling more confident and free to be everything you were called to be.
Where did you leave your peace? It's time to take it back.
Next year we are launching our new series. EMPower: Embracing My Power. It's going to be fun and require some tough conversations. We'll explore what it means to walk in our God-given power truly. And how to know when it's time to take the cape off. So many of us have tried so hard to be the hero in everyone else's story that we have become the villain in our own. Yes, we are powerful, but we can't save everybody.
So grab your friends and tell them to subscribe to our website. Our first stop in January is EMPower to Pray. A shift has happened. I hope you're ready.
Lastly, thank you again to every woman who has partnered with us, shown up to a TEA Party, or sent a prayer on our behalf. We are forever grateful! Here are a few pics from the last TEA Party. Feel free to post and tag us.
Love, Peace, and ProsperiTEA!
Tabitha's TEA Party