Are you prone to thinking you can’t share your challenges with other people? At some level, perhaps we all are.
Struggling privately comes naturally to us. Somehow, it seems as though it’s easier to carry the weight of our problems and challenges alone than to let other people in. But, that couldn’t be further from the truth. We weren’t made to do life alone; we were made to live life in spiritual family.
Caitlyn and Brandon have seen first hand just how impactful walking with spiritual family can be, and today, Caitlyn is here to share about it.
“Brandon and I began dating in 2017 and hit it off instantly. Less than a year later, he proposed and we were happily married in October 2018.
I was a member of a different church while Brandon and I were engaged. Brandon would join me on Sundays for service, but I knew we needed to be in an environment where we could grow toward God together.
We were privately struggling with purity and putting God above our desires at that time. And, we continued to try to deal with our struggles on our own – which, as a Christian, you know this never works. I felt like we continued to place God on the back burner, and it was even easier to do so without the accountability of a spiritual family.
We needed to get back on track in our walk with God.
So, in December of 2018, we went to our first service at Milestone Church. After that service, we felt like God was telling us to join Milestone Church. We jumped into Discovery 101 and Serve Team 201, and we felt God was pushing us to get out of our comfort zone and join Values 301 in the fall.
In 301, we found a spiritual family that made us feel like we weren’t the only ones struggling to get in the Word together or trying to deal with conflict in a healthy way. We have made wonderful friendships that have challenged us spiritually and pushed us to be better spouses.
I can say with full confidence that Brandon and I have grown so much.
For 2020, our hopes and prayers include gaining discernment on where God wants us to find a home and for the courage to share the gospel. We know that with spiritual family around us, we will continue to grow into the family that God has called us to be.”
Spiritual family strengthens us and helps us grow into the people God has created us to be. If you’re looking for spiritual family but don’t know where to start, your first step is to go through the Growth Track. You can sign up for 101, 201, and 301 online today by visiting milestonechurch.com/events.