“Worth the 49 years it took to get him here”
John uncovered some massive lies he was believing that had shaped his entire worldview. The message of “you’re not enough” was really strong in him since childhood and throughout his career path. He realized he believed that if “God really knew me, He wouldn’t love me…” But as John uncovered the lies and spoke truth into those broken places, the feeling of being stuck began to dissipate in a momentous way.
He used to joke that he had “easily distracted disorder” because he was always trying to prove himself worthy by doing “just more thing”. But today, the stressors of having to prove himself are no longer an obstacle, and he lives for an audience of One. He finally, perhaps for the first time in decades, truly hears people and is confident in who he is in Christ.
On their 50th wedding anniversary, Lee Ellen said it was worth the first 49 to get to this year where he became unstuck.
She said he was always a godly man, but this course changed the trajectory of his life forever. He discovered that it’s not about doing, but rather, about being in Christ and resting in your identity in Him. And for John, that truth changed everything.