Hello sisters! I am going to be so honest with y'all right now...I have not had a chance to read all of Chapter six yet.  This week has just gotten ahead of me so I'm playing a bit of catch-up.  I've gotten about half-way through it and have really enjoyed her personal story that she shares about Mike.  I heard Renee speak about this at She Speaks this past summer.  We all had jaws dropped as she told us her story and felt her pain of self-doubt and not feeling quite good enough.

I really related to one paragraph that she wrote on page 107.  She says, "Do you ever feel like someone is telling you that you can't measure up?  That something is wrong with you?  It's because sometimes that is what is happening.  Sadly, we often believe Satan's lies and live like they are true.  Rarely do we stop to ask, "Who is saying these things?  Who is causing me to doubt myself?  Is it me?  Is there something from my past that led me to believe this?  Or is it the enemy of my soul disguising his voice as my own?

I also love the chart that she displayed after that.  She passed out a chart similar to this at the conference and I look at it whenever I am at my desk feeling like I'm not a good enough writer or nobody is ever going to ask me to come speak at their event.  It helps me to keep my confidence in Christ and to read scripture about his love for me brings me comfort when I begin to doubt my calling in life.

Below is Renee's word of the week.  She is doing a giveaway on her blog if you want to join in.  Continue to read chapter six and seven and we will meet back here next week.

Our word for the week: CHOSEN Download in a PDF or in MSWord. Be sure to print it and post it everywhere so you can remember YOU ARE a CHOSEN child of God!!

God’s WORD for us this week: “You are a chosen [woman], a royal priesthood, a holy [daughter], a [woman] belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of HIM who has called you out of darkness into His wonderful light.” 1 Peter 2:9, NIV

Till next time, let your light shine!

Blessings, christen