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Hey hey! Welcome to episode 226 of Life on Fire. Today we’ve got a unique show for you! Instead of Nick or a guest of Nick’s, I am here: the first lady of Life on Fire, Megan Unsworth. I’m sharing my very first experience preaching at our church, C3. The preach is called I Am Worthy and it is my personal testimony of finding God.
Today’s show is about how this experience literally changed the course of my life and how you can find your own purpose, and worthiness too. It’s all here on episode 226 of Life on Fire!
In this episode you’ll hear:
- Why the people you surround yourself with matter so much. (2:15)
- The difference between being a “checkmark Christian” and a Christian. (2:30)
- How do you know you are worthy? (4:30)
- How to have love in your heart and peace of mind. (6:50)
- Who will bless you far more than you ever thought possible? (8:30)
- And so much more!
More About This Show
At 24 I was in a direct sales jewelry company that was Christian-based. At their rallies and monthly meetings they talked openly about God and His love. I was open-minded and curious so I asked one of the leaders of my group if I could attend church with them. The leader said yes and I attended church for the next few months.
One Sunday they did altar call and with a fast-beating heart I raised my hand and accepted God into my life. But here’s the kicker: I thought of myself as “Christian”, but I wasn’t fully living a Christina life. I had one foot in the kingdom and one foot in real life, and by one foot in the kingdom I mean one pinky toe!
The people I was surrounded by didn’t serve me, and I knew it but I hadn’t fully committed my life over to God yet. So I went to church every Sunday, and that was it. It was like a “checkmark” – I wasn’t with God the rest of the week.
Instead, I sought man’s approval. I was the girl who always had to be in a relationship. When one ended I went right into another one. The reason I was doing that was my abandonment issues: my father committed suicide when I was 8 and my mother left when I was only 3 months old.
After my father died I was raised by my grandparents and aunts and uncles. It was a great life but that little girl who lost her parents so young still longed for relationships. I sought that out in romantic relationships. I ended up in relationships that didn’t always serve me and I didn’t always serve them; it reached a breaking point when I heard the words I don’t love you and I never will.
My confidence was so low at that point, it was rock bottom for me.
Until I found C3 through the Hubbards. I saw their marriage and how God was at the center of it all; I was inspired by it, and vowed to have the same in my life. Ever since that day – four years ago – I have been in attendance at C3!
Shortly after meeting the Hubbards and joining C3, I went to a Cherish conference. The pastor prophesied over me and told me I am a child of God. God is my Father and He loves me, He wants me to stay on the path and not do things on my own. He loves me unconditionally and will show me the way.
In that moment I finally understood I had a father, and a daddy in heaven who will never forsake me. I knew I had found my worthiness, God made no mistakes when He created me or any of us. He saved me from a downward spiral and I regained my self-worth through Christ.
And that is my message for you too: you are worthy. Through God you are saved from your enemies, including yourself! Those negative thoughts, the comparisons and the not-good-enough moments, they can creep into your future.
God created you to be bigger, dream bigger and have a vision that He created for your life. God has not given you a spirit of fear, but a spirit of power, love, and sound mind. God doesn’t want any of us to live in fear, He wants us to live with the power of the Holy Spirit. To have love in our hearts and peace in our minds.
Once I understood that and reclaimed my worthiness through Him, I declared I would find the love of my life. I started praying for him and God brought me Nick.
On Sept 18, 2015 we were married and have surrendered it all to God: our life, marriage, business, finances, and family. Life isn’t always easy for us but with God there is always an ease.
I am now more on purpose than I have ever been in my life and I will forever praise God for that.
I know I am worthy of love, abundance and a life God has called me to and so are you. Like our beautiful son Aiden, who was born six weeks early but is perfect and blessed in every way, you too are a child of God.
Hear about our journey with Aiden and more on this episode of Life on Fire.