The Ultimate Peace

All this week we have been looking at ways we can pursue peace instead of perfection. We’ve seen how procrastination and giving into the lies of the world holds us back from pursuing the peaceful life God intends for each of us. If I could sum up everything we’ve talked about this week in one thought, it would be this: We need more of the Bible and less of the world. Or, another way to say it would be, we need to leave Facebook behind and get into God’s book. My favorite Bible verse is found in Romans 5:1 “Therefore, …

You Are Enough

The enemy would love us to believe that we are not enough. In fact, he uses the world to reinforce this lie on a daily basis. The truth is, in God’s eyes, you are enough. Just the fact that He created you says you have worth. I love how Psalm 1[39:16] talks about God having a purpose for each of us before we were even born. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them. The world will tell …

The Truth About Being A People Pleaser

In our quest for a perfect life, sometimes we give into the lie we hear from the world that we must please everyone. The truth is we can’t please everyone. No matter how hard we try, we just can’t do it. Often we run ourselves ragged trying to please everyone. This is no way to experience the life of peace God has for us. We must learn discernment to know when we can help and when we need to step out of the way. I think as women we struggle with this more maybe than men do. After all we …

Measuring Up

The enemy uses the world to tell us lies that keep us from living the life of peace God intends for us to live. These lies are used by the enemy to pull us down and keep us from experiencing the peace God has for us. One lie the world would have us to believe is You’ll Never Measure Up. This lie is all about comparing ourselves with others. Just like the magazine covers tell us we need to have the perfect home, perfect job, perfect body, and perfect relationships in order to measure up to the world’s standards. I …

The Trap of Procrastination

Let’s face it. There are many tasks that we just don’t want to do. We put them off as long as possible because they are things we have to do, not things we want to do. Procrastination keeps us from fully living the way God wants us to. I didn’t grow up with perfectionist tendencies. However, I did wonder why I always procrastinated doing certain things. I read the book Time Management from the Inside Out by Julie Morgenstern when I was trying to learn to manage my time better. This book was life changing for me because she talked …

Pursuing Peace

John [10:10] “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I come that they may have life and have it abundantly.”( ESV) Have you ever been in the checkout line at the grocery store and looked through the magazines that are on display? Their covers promise us we will have an organized and clean home, be able to cook gourmet meals, lose weight without effort, and have wonderful relationships if we read their magazine. Oh, if only it were that easy! As women, we are hit with messages from the world that tell us we need to pursue …