So many of us (women) are striving. We strive to be really good at all the things. Often we drive ourselves to the edge of sanity to get there. Our addiction to approval, praise and perfection and the lengths we go through to get there stretch us in ways that leave marks. Scars even. We are a performance, like based society and as women we are striving, maybe towards the wrong things in the wrong ways.
Jennie Allen, one of my very favorite authors and people on the planet, has written a book that has freed me from those striving places. The Bible is our number one go to for healing and instruction, always. God has also given words to others to teach us, Jennie has words to teach us and wisdom to share.
I don't want to share all the details (because you should go read this book today!) but I want you to know that this book will free those places in your life where you are striving yet falling short. At every turn Jennie reminds us that we are enough because Jesus is enough. With personal accounts, Biblical examples and words of truth and inspiration Jennie takes readers on a step by step journey through the pain of inadequacy to the freedom in Christ's enoughness (that may not be a word but we are going to pretend it is today). There's talk of transparency and authenticity which ya'll know are two of my favorite words! She baby steps us through each hidden crack of our feelings of inadequacy and heals them with the words of our Heavenly Father.
You can't miss out on this book, and I promise it will change you. God is doing something in the words FREEDOM and BROKEN this year, I believe it. He has so many of our leaders speaking truth into these words. Let's set our lives up to hear from people teaching truth about doing life together, being enough in Christ and being broken before with each other and our Father. Say yes to Nothing to Prove, read it's pages and let it sink into your soul. Then message me and tell me all the things God is teaching you through these words, because I am certain He has a word for his girls through this book.
I am sharing this review not because I get some special benefit from it (I was on Jennie's launch team so I got to read the book early, but that's where it stops). I want you to read this book because I know it will change us for the better, because I know God is working in this and I want us all to be apart of these places that will set us free. Imagine if every woman operated under the idea that she was enough in Christ. What an army we will be!
Free is where our creator wants us to be, He created you for such a time as this, you were made BEAUTIFULLY FEARFULLY and WONDERFULLY in his perfect image...you have nothing to prove in your life with him, he has already declared you enough sweet girl!
Go get this book so you can read the words that changed me. Click here Nothing to Prove Amazon to order your copy.