One of the most important things we focus on in this program is our 12:9 Challenge. You may have seen this as a free challenge outside of this program and perhaps you have already completed it, Congratulations!
However I want each of the ladies in this program to go a little more in depth than the challenge. I want you seeing real lasting results in your attitude. And as an added bonus, if you complete the challenge, you will receive a medal for your effort, in hopes that it will remind you of what God can do in your life and motivate you to continually surrender your hopes and dreams to Him.
What is the 12:9 Challenge?
It is a challenge that seems impossible for you to complete. It could be to start a new habit, get a PR, run a certain distance, or learn to keep your thoughts on Christ. Whatever you feel the Lord lead you to, you must make sure that you obey His leading in what to do in order to make it happen. Unless something is humanly impossible, he always works through people.
How do you accomplish the 12:9 Challenge?
That’s just it, you don’t. The 12:9 Challenge is about surrender. The purpose is to realize that God can work through you in amazing ways. It show you that without Him you can do nothing, yet with Him you can do anything. (See John 15:5 & Philippians 4:13) The point is to gain a new perspective to see the situation or the challenge through God’s eyes.
Where does the Challenge get it’s name?
12:9 is the verse reference from 2 Corinthians 12:9 which says, “And He said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”
This is not an opportunity to test God. Nor does this challenge have to be complete in the three months you are with us. Rather it’s an opportunity for you to let go of something you have been trying to do for years, surrender it to God, and give Him a chance to work where you have failed. Grace is saying to God, “I can’t, but You can.”
Since you are not the one working, does this mean that this will be easy?
No Ma’am! Anything that has an outcome that is worth it is going to be hard, but it is a different kind of hard. Surrender and obedience to God is now going to be your focus… and that is hard for our prideful, sinful hearts.
What do you do now?
Download the 12:9 Challenge Booklet and take each one of the steps to discover and start working on your 12:9 Challenge.