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Stephanie Bryant is the co-founder of @incourage and a podcaster at the #JesusLedAdventurePodcast. She owns a Marketing & Business Coaching company. She is passionate about guiding you to your promised land and personal brand therapy. She enjoys spending her days with her husband and their miracle daughter, Gabrielle, on #BryantFamilyFarm....

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  1. 20 years ago I was asked to teach the 3-4th grade Sunday school class. I, not a teacher by profession nor having any children of my own was sure they’d asked the wrong person to fill that spot!!! But because I knew I could not do it on my own said yes. 20 years later I still can’t do it on my own but it is one of my greatest joys to teach these precious ones. Even when as yesterday 1 of them is interrupting & talking off topic. God overrides the distraction & the lightbulbs go on over other heads. It is exciting to be a part of what God has for me even when it’s not logical that I be in this role. Blessings & joy in each of your walks with Jesus! Thank you for your encouragement, Stephanie!

  2. Great lesson. God always blesses me no matter what the season even if I may not realize it at first. He works miracles on his own and I may not get to see how he uses me for benefit but he definitely does.

  3. Wow! Such a good reminder. It is so easy to get caught in the trap of false humility and make ourselves serve where we aren’t joyful. I think the Lord would much rather have us delight in our service than moan and groan and do it because we “should.” I’m looking for a place to serve in my church right now and this is the tension I’m working through, so thank you for your words!

  4. This is such an encouragement to me! I think it has helped me to not be afraid of my feelings, instead ask God, Holy Spirit what they mean. Thank you again so much

    • I know God gives us feelings sometimes to match His plans. No reason to feel guilty for those. The fruits of the Spirit are always a good signal that He is active in your life – like joy, patience and love.

  5. I so appreciate these words today! I need to let some joy out that is bubbling under the surface as I consider what to do next in an area of ministry.

  6. Stephanie,

    Joy is a feeling of great pleasure & happiness. My joy comes from serving with Loaves & Fishes Food Bank. I go on Fridays & whenever else I can to do whatever they need done. Deep down I know I’m making an impact for Christ in someone’s life. Also get joy serving (working) in hospital-that may sound weird I know. Sure mostly I stock rooms with supplies. Occasionally I get to interact with patients or their families. Maybe walk family to bathroom, or tell them I’ll pray for them, just converse with them about the patient. I feel good about what I do because I’ve been in the family’s shoes. Waiting for doctors, wondering what to do next, praying patient will get better. While stocking 29 rooms in 3 separate ICU Units is hard, I get immense pleasure knowing I’m helping CNAs, RNs, patients & families.

    Blessings 🙂