Do you feel like you have to please everyone? Your family, your friends, your kids? In Nothing to Prove, Jennie Allen shows us that we don’t have to be all things to all people and when we try to “be everything” for everyone we get tired, burned out and frustrated. But there is a better way.
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For many of us we strive to be more and do more by showing ourselves and others that we can do it all. When we strive for perfection, we are hurting ourselves. We are taking away from our joy. We should focus on finding ourselves and our identity in Christ and how He is enough.
Nothing to Prove walks us through 7 areas of life and shows us how Jesus is enough.
- He will help us be fulfilled
- He will us connect
- He will give us rest
- He will help us take risks
- He will give us hope
- He will give us grace
- He will give us a calling and purpose
When we look at ourselves and we feel we don’t measure up or we have made too big of a mess in life consider many of the characters and stories in the Bible. I love this quote, “The Bible is not a book about lovely, perfect people. It’s a book full of the most messed-up people of all generations, and yet God moves through them” (p. 212).
If you have feelings that you are not enough, Nothing to Prove will show you are enough. You can have joy and peace in the fullness and completeness of Christ.
Nothing to Prove will encourage you and inspire you that God has a special purpose and plan for each of us. It’s our weakness that He is strong and will use you for His purposes.