Sometimes, who God has made us and what we pursue is at odds with what others want from us. As we grow into the people God has called us to be, we’ll face opposition and even loss. The good news is, we can always be real with God, who always meets us where we are but never abandons us there. Our encounters with God will enable us to encounter the world in authentic ways. In today’s message, as we continue the series “Wealth of the Wilderness,” we’ll look at how Elijah was authentic with God and how Hagar encountered God even as others sent her away. We’ll talk about our own encounters with God and how our authenticity with Him enables us to be authentic with others. Hagar is called to leave those who have rejected her, while Elijah is called to return and engage.