Monday, May 04, 2009

Synchroblog next Tuesday - Performance-Based Acceptance

A reminder of next Tuesdays synchroblog event, which I first posted about last Sunday. There's been a positive response to this, and I hope you're able to take part!


A stand alone sentence in Paul Anderson-Walsh's book Until Christ is Formed reads:
Each and every one of us has our own story to tell about the problem of Performance-based Acceptance.
I reckon that's true - and so I ask: What about you? What's your story? In what ways has Performance-Based Acceptance been a problem in your life? In what ways have you gained freedom?

In order to join together in sharing our stories (hopefully encouraging one another), I propose a Synchroblog on Tuesday, May 12 (just over a week away), based on the theme "Performance-Based Acceptance," in which we use our blogs/websites/forums/social sites/etc to post our personal stories of the problems and solutions of Performance-Based Acceptance. Consider yourself invited to participate in this!

So what's your story? Perhaps your story has to do with finding acceptance from God based on His unconditional love for you and your true identity in Him, apart from your works/performance. Perhaps it has to do with a need for approval and acceptance from others, and learning to break free from that bondage. Perhaps it has to do with your own struggle to accept others. Perhaps it's a combination of some or all of this, or something entirely different.

How long was this a problem for you (or is it still a problem for you)? How has this affected your life and the lives of those around you? How have you overcome, or how are you currently gaining victory and freedom in this? You get the picture.

I won't be "tagging" anyone to participate in this. Instead, as I said before, simply consider yourself invited to participate in this! I'll post reminders of this proposed Synchroblog event between now and May 12th, and I'll post my own story that morning. I'll then ask you to link to your story in the comments section of my post that day, and then I'll gather all the links together and write a new post, linking to all of the posts.

If you're interested in this, I also think it would be great if you would spread the word! Feel free to link to this post on your own blog and internet site(s). Let's encourage one another and help one another to break free from Performance-Based Acceptance!


  1. I am RSVP'ing to this event. ;-)

  2. I'm going to top John, because not only am I RSVP'ing, I will be wearing my best tuxedo* for this synchroblog...

    (* my best tuxedo=pajamas and bunny slippers)

  3. Oh great, you guys are making this into a formal event, with RSVP's and a dress code. Now I'll have to go buy some Spiderman jammies so I can attend my own event!

  4. I won't tell you guys what I'll, "wearing". Wink, wink, nudge, nudge, say no more, say no more ;-)

  5. Now there's an image none of us needed to get into our heads... ;)