These days, more than ever, we’re under pressure to pretend that life is easy and that we’ve got it all figured out. We may look good on the outside, but what about the inside? What if the answer is walking in wholeness? Kerrie Oles shares how we can surrender to God and see our life begin to change by walking in His wholeness daily.
I recently had the opportunity to speak with Kerrie on an episode of Your Hope Filled Perspective Podcast. We talked about how to live the best version of your true self—the you God created you to be. If you missed that episode, you can listen here [Hope for Living the Best Version of Your True Self – Episode 118]. And now, she shares what she’s learned along her journey to walking in wholeness.
Be sure to read to the end for a book giveaway!
Walking in Wholeness
by Kerrie Oles
Let’s face it. If I were to ask you how you’re doing, you would immediately say the standard answer, “I’m fine.” The truth is now more than ever we live in a world where we experience unprecedented pressure to pretend that life is easy. That we’ve got everything figured out and everything under control, but we all know the truth. Life is complicated. Some of us are living in complicated marriages, have wayward children’s issues, experience financial issues and even fear.
So, for someone to introduce the idea of all of us walking in wholeness sounds quite weird, but what if it’s not? The normal lives we’re all leading often cover up or mask what is really happening on the inside. In Jesus’s day the religious leaders were the best-looking people of all. Their clothes were clean, and they prayed super-righteous sounding prayers. But Jesus called them all whitewashed tombs (Matt 23:27). I can see why they hated him. Jesus knew them inside and out. He knew that they did not have a transformed heart, and the warnings He gave them are for us as well.
We need to stop pretending we have it all together.
Instead, we need to lean into walking in His wholeness daily. You and I may look good on the outside, but if we are full of rotting stuff, how do we deal with it? We must go all in. We cannot make a part-time commitment and expect a full-time outcome.
So, what areas of your life are you allowing Jesus into but only partially?
Surrender today to His will, His word, and His way, and when you do this you will see your life start to change. Walking in wholeness means just that–it’s not a Sprint or a 100-yard dash, it’s a marathon we are running every day, and we have to pick up our swords and follow Him. Walking in wholeness is not weird, it’s really the only way. Keep going my friend. You’re in your race, keep running.
About Kerrie Oles
About Kerrie Oles:Kerrie Oles, and husband Phillip have two boys, and have been in ministry for 17 years. She is a conference speaker, and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to women’s platforms everywhere. Her humorous approach and in-depth biblical insight is healing hearts and transforming lives as she delivers messages of encouragement, freedom, and victory in Jesus Christ.
In conjunction with this post and the podcast interview, Hope for Living the Best Version of Your True Self – Episode 118, Kerrie Oles is giving away a free copy of her book, For Real: Navigating Truths Through Trials.
Leave a comment below sharing with us one thing you’ve learned about walking in wholeness and you will be entered into the contest for your chance to win a copy of her book.
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The winner will be selected at random and announced next Monday, July 26, 2021. Continental United States only.