A little while back, as I was wrestling with what the Lord was calling us to do, He spoke this to me: “My expectation is that you would be you. I expect you to be the you I created you to be.”
God draws us into seasons where we struggle with our own hearts, in order to bring us from our own systems of comfort to finding comfort in Him. In doing this, he removes the “names of the Baals” and betroths us to Him. We begin to find deep communion and are deeply pierced by his tender compassion towards us.