What Can You Do When You Feel You're Just Not Good Enough?
Do the voices in your head say you're not good enough, smart enough, pretty enough...or just not enough, period? It's time to stop listening to lies that sabotage your confidence and embrace the truth of who God says you are.
Popular author and speaker Sharon Jaynes exposes the lies that keep you bogged down in shame, insecurity, and feelings of inadequacy. By recognizing the lies and replacing them with truth, you'll be able to silence the voice inside that whispers you're just not good enough accept God's grace and move past failures that have defined and confined you preload your heart with truth to fight your deepest insecurities.
Your confidence and faith will grow when you trade self-defeating thoughts for God's truth. Today is the day to embrace your incredible worth as a woman who is uniquely fashioned and spiritually empowered.
This book is one that every female aged 16 year and older should read. As women we start collecting and believing a number of lies about ourselves. Worthless. Unloved. Ugly. Stupid. Unacceptable. Unforgivable. Dirty. Unhappy. Failure. Not good enough. And on and on we go.
Those who try to motivate us tell us that we should say positive self-affirmation to ourselves but the problem with that is that so few of us believe the positive things that we say to ourselves. In Enough: Silencing the Lies That Steal Your Confidence, Sharon Jaynes teaches a three part strategy for breaking the power that lies have over us.
Each chapter starts with one of the lies that we tell ourselves and walks us through Bible truths to get to the truth. I selected this book for review in Netgalley because I am familiar with Sharon Jayne’s style from the Girlfriends in God blog and I was not disappointed. Filled with anecdotes and stories from women around the world you will recognize yourself many times on the pages. I did.
Enough: Silencing the Lies That Steal Your Confidence by Sharon Jaynes is not just a book about lies. It’s a textbook showing us how to identify the lie, expose the lie so that we can move into the truth that frees us.
Divided into two sections: the first, teaching us the technique and the second, showing us the lies and the specific tips to embrace the truth of our worth as women. Nine major lies are covered in depth and dozens more are included in the Quick Reference Guide section.
There’s also a bonus Bible study section with eleven lessons that seek to reinforce the techniques taught in the book.
Know God: Enough refers you to the Bible as the ultimate sword. Our power to dispel the lies of the enemy comes from the word of God. Jesus is the way, the truth and the life – only when we depend on him do we have true power.
Know yourself: Chances are if there’s a lie you’ve been told or have believed about yourself, it’s uncovered or referenced in this book. For those that aren’t there, you are taught the technique of recognizing, rejecting and replacing the lies with truth.
Run your race: Lies add weight. They are an unnecessary burden to carry as we go about the business of running the race set before us. The lighter we are, the better we run. God is always there with us in the struggle – even when it feels like he’s abandoned us.
“The devil can’t take away the promises of God. He can’t change the truth of who you are and what you have in Christ. But he can put a question mark at the end of those promises to cause you to question if His word is really true for you.”
This causes me to focus on all the things I have in Christ. It also reminds me that satan might be a thief but he can’t steal the love my Heavenly Father has for me. Nor can he take away the gifts I have received from the Holy Spirit.
“Satan knows exactly which lies to whisper in your mind. He has watched you over the years and is well acquainted with your insecurities, weaknesses and vulnerabilities.”
This is something I have told myself many times before. But hearing someone else say the same thing? That’s validation. It means that there’s truth here and I have another voice telling me that the enemy is using what he knows about me against me.
“The voice you listen to will determine your destiny. When you choose to listen to the Truth, you will live a life based on truth.”
What a beautiful reminder for us to choose to listen to what God says about us instead of what he enemy does. The enemy is sometimes sneaky – he looks like the people we love and let into our world. When we remember that the only voice worth listening to is Jesus Christ’s, it puts everything into perspective.
Get your copy on Amazon. I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.
Sharon Jaynes is an international conference speaker and author of 20 books, with over a half million sold. For ten years, she served as vice-president of Proverbs 31 Ministries and co-host for their daily radio program.
Sharon is the co-founder of Girlfriends in God, Inc.,a ministry that touches nearly 500,000 women daily through internet devotions. Sharon is also a popular guest on radio and television programs such as Revive our Hearts and Family Life. Sharon loves speaking at women's events, and enjoys engaging with her readers on her blog at www.sharonjaynes.com.
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