In the recent episode of TBN’s “Better Together,” seasoned voices like CeCe Winans, Nicole C. Mullen, Kalley Heiligenthal, Beth Redman, and Brooke Ligertwood came together to offer a potent blend of encouragement and spiritual insight. This episode became a gentle nudge for Christian women to release the weight of self-imposed burdens and trust in God’s timing, aligning their goals with the Lord’s plans for them.
CeCe Winans opened up about the common feeling among women that they need to carry their burdens alone. This is reminiscent of Jesus’ teaching in Matthew 11:28, where he calls to us, saying, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Winans emphasized that shouldering burdens God never intended for us to carry leads us away from that divine rest.
Nicole C. Mullen took the baton from Winans and urged viewers to reevaluate their lists of priorities and burdens. Many times, we make our lives complicated by trying to tackle too much on our own, sidestepping the omnipotent strength God offers. Proverbs 3:5-6 advises us to “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”
Kalley Heiligenthal shared a snippet from her life journey, cautioning against speeding through life to reach our destinations. In our rush, we often overlook the joy and growth that come through the process, and most importantly, the opportunity to deeply connect with Jesus. As it is written in Philippians 4:6, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”
Both Nicole and CeCe discussed the importance of aligning our earthly goals with God’s divine purpose for our lives. Proverbs 16:3 says, “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.” These women advocate for holding our dreams with open hands, letting God’s will mold them.
Finally, Nicole offered a last piece of advice for viewers, to let God orchestrate their lives, to exchange human timetables for divine plans. She compared a life rushed by our human schedule to a half-baked, messy cake. But with God’s timing, everything reaches a state of divine perfection. Indeed, as Ecclesiastes 3:11 reveals, “He has made everything beautiful in its time.”
This episode of “Better Together” delivers crucial wisdom for Christian women. May these words steer you towards a life of trust in God’s timing, leading to spiritual maturation and divine fulfillment. Now, let your spirit be enriched by watching the video below.