The past couple days I have been reading the book You’re Already Amazing by Holly Gerth and am loving it! It is really speaking to my heart and insecurities and lies that I believe. The lies that I need to be more like this person, more like that person, better at this, better at that. And…the best part is that she gives you practical ways to live that out and how to embrace who you already are.
Okay..so when I first looked in here I kinda groaned because I saw some exercises to do about what you are good at. I am the person that fails gifting tests. seriously. You know that kind you do at church? Well, last time I did one I stressed over questions and would go back and forth about what to answer and then once we were done…The test ranked me as a teacher LOW. Now, those of you who know me, that’s what I do! What I love. What feeds me. Especially teaching God’s Word to people who don’t know it. LOVE THAT.
and apparently I stink at it. according to that test. (after the service I went to our pastor and told him that he needs to take me off the teaching list because apparently I am not gifted at it. yep. I was bitter. Had a fit right there.)
Anyways. I ramble.
These exercises are different. They start from what you love, what pumps you up, what energizes you and starts from there.
She talks about (and I really do feel like I am just having a conversation with her!) ‘safe people’ and what is hindering you, what the next steps are and practical things to do.
Here is one quote from the beginning of the book that I loved:
The one wondering if you’ve got strengths.
The one questioning if God really even wants to use you.
You’ve got gifts to offer the world.
Things that are good and right and true.
No one else can make a difference like you can.
Like you already are
Dare to believe it.
Dare to receive it.
Stand tall, be strong, just go out here and be you
in your own wonderful way.
From Dayspring’s website (click on the book to purchase it at Dayspring)
You're Already Amazing! In her new book, Holley Gerth helps you understand and embrace the truth that as a woman, you do not need to do more, be more, and have more---because you are already amazing just the way God created you to be. "Take hold of who you are and what you're called to do...God's got bigger plans for your life than you've even imagined!" Take the dare.....embrace the truth....be who you are!
Holley Gerth is cofounder of (in)courage, writer for DaySpring, author, and counselor...and loves connecting with the hearts of women through words. Please visit her inspiring blog, Heart to Heart with Holley, at holleygerth.com .
Line at Dayspring that coordinates with You are Already Amazing here
PS. For all the rule stuff…Dayspring gave me this book to review and it is my own thoughts, ideas, feelings etc etc