What is a game-over moment you’ve seen someone face?
Anger is a common response to game-over moments. Is anger helpful? When might anger be harmful?
In John chapter 6, Jesus introduces his disciples to the language “eat my flesh and drink my blood.” This statement was confusing and offensive. When life seems confusing or offensive, do you identify more with Peter’s response or with the response of the disciples who left?
DISCIPLES: On hearing it, many of his disciples said, “This is a hard teaching. Who can accept it?” John 6:60
PETER: Simon Peter answered [Jesus], “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and to know that you are the Holy One of God.” John 6:68–69
Lauren said that game-over moments have a tendency to crowd out our blessings. Why, in the midst of a challenging situation, do we have a hard time seeing the good?
For Peter, greater faith in God was the outcome of his situation. Do you know someone who wrestled with a game-over experience and seemed to emerge with a growing faith instead of ongoing anger?
Using the grid below, take ten minutes to identify areas of your life where what you wanted didn’t line up with reality. If possible, write out the good that came from those unwanted situations.
What I Wanted
What Actually Happened
What Good Came From It
Lauren talked about how she chooses daily to surrender to God’s story for her life, while simultaneously living with an unmet desire for her own biological baby. What are some things that prevent you from giving up your story in order to allow God to write you a different one?
Lack of Faith
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Game Over (from Let the Games Begin)
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