Here I am, singing "This is the day" on a lovely Sunday morning. I've got my pretty new dress on, heels high, feeling super confident! I go to hug a church sister as is customary for me, (I am THAT church member). She then says to me, "you've put on some weight." To top it off, she squeezes me and smiles under the pretense of “love”. In this moment, I think to myself: "how do I respond to this lady while maintaining my Christian values?" This is an occurrence many of us may unfortunately face while attending church. Maybe your church hurt was expressed differently than mine. Regardless of how the hurt was imposed, I encourage you to ask yourself: “If God is an intentional God and can use all things for His good, is He teaching me something here?” Often times we become locked in the hurt, and that hurt can immobilize us from furthering our walk with God. See the distraction for what it is.