If you’re like most of my readers, you are a woman who sincerely wants to please God. You’ve spent some time in church and know the basics of what it means to be a Christian, and you may even have a picture of what the ideal Christian woman looks like. In your heart of hearts, you long for an intimate relationship with Jesus that fills your life with joy and purpose.
But you’re overwhelmed by ALL. THE. THINGS. Laundry. Homework. Church events. Healthy eating. Spring cleaning. Couponing. Losing weight. Add to that the lengthy list of spiritual do’s and don’ts and all the ways you feel like you fall short… it’s enough to make you want to crawl under the covers and not come out until kingdom come.
Does This Sound Like You?
- Do you feel burdened by everything you need to do to please God and others?
- Do you fear the important things are falling through the cracks?
- Do you worry your best efforts aren’t good enough?
If so, you’re not alone. All of us have felt like this.
I Know How You Feel
I know what it’s like to feel like God is watching and judging me for all the mistakes I’m making. For years I tried to be the Proverbs 31 Woman, to wake up early, spend an hour reading the Bible, keep my house spotless, make everything from scratch, and still be cheerful and go-lucky. But I failed miserably, and I knew something was missing. Something more. Something deeper.
As a recovering perfectionist, I wanted God to be pleased with me. But it wasn’t until I came face-to-face with my need for God’s grace that I realized I can never secure God’s favor and, more importantly, I don’t have to: in Jesus, I am preapproved, loved by God, and accepted. The joyful, purposeful life I long for doesn’t come from doing more; it flows from resting in the finished work of Jesus at the cross and spending time with Him in worship and adoration.
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Through my blog, my mission is to help overwhelmed women find joy in Jesus. From practical tools to study the Bible, to strategies for spiritual growth and development, to devotionals that inspire a love for God, my goal is to encourage and equip you in your pursuit of an intimate relationship with God.
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Leave behind the guilt and the overwhelm and listen to His voice. He’s calling you to draw near to Him. We do that together in this space. Let’s seek Him together.
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