This is the “gold” in every successful confrontation: clearly identifying the needs that must be met to restore and strengthen connection. And whoever is listening best will be the one to find that gold first.
If no one ever gives us different tools, or shows us how to use the ones we have to their fullest, why would we look any different than the generation before us? Being willing to courageously wade into the unknown is where we find our gold.
We want to see is people who have been so hurt and discouraged by relational disconnection decide not to listen to voices of discouragement around them, and move toward voices that will speak hope and healing over them.
First, the Father is relentless in His pursuit of connection with us. And it’s not a loose, superficial, on-and-off connection, or an oppressive, controlling connection that He’s after, but a deep, loving, safe, heart-to-heart connection.
God’s ultimate design and purpose for us is love and connection, and freedom is the necessary condition for love and connection to happen. In fact, love and connection are the ultimate expressions of freedom.