Friday, July 21, 2017
Nothing to Prove
If you have ever felt like you never measure up, this is a book you should get a hold of ASAP. I could relate to a lot of what Jennie Allen wrote in her book, Nothing to Prove.
"Sadly because life is hard and most of us don't feel like we are knocking it out of the park for God or anyone else, we live a bit afraid that when God looks our way, He is disappointed" (31).
The thing that hits home the most is that "We want to do things for God without spending time with God" (94). This past year has been brutal, but like she writes just before that line, "There are no spiritual helicopters out of the desert", checking in on you during your wilderness season.
"Because God is enough and has enough, we can rest" (129). I sometimes doubt this and really have to check myself if I trust the most Trustworthy person.
The last of my favorite quotes hits home as a Feeler: "Emotions are compasses, not destinations. We don't ignore them and we don't camp out in them, but we let them show us the places God wants to meet us and the places we need to do work" (177).
This past year was really tough for me and I hope I am on the other side of a valley. This book was the perfect read, although because I was down, it took forever to read.
I received this book for WaterBrook Multnomah's Blogging for Books. I received this book for free in exchange for a review of the book.