You’re Already Amazing just sounded like a book I needed to read. Plus it was written by a woman who inspires us all on her blog Heart to Heart with Holley.
As I read the first few chapters, the words sounded good to me… but it wasn’t until the end of the book that my heart really started to get it. After all, I know pretty much who I am (gifts, strengths & weaknesses, my emotional style, how I connect with others, and basically what God is calling me to do). However, the end of the book really opened my eyes to why I always seem to be running in circles.
Holley encouraged us to come up with not a MISSION statement, but a LIFE statement. That statement can be very general and encompasses the basic call God has given to each one of us. She then explained some things that may be keeping us stuck in Egypt, and gave some guidance on how to get out. At the part of the book that really caught my attention, Holley referenced Hebrews 12:1. I’ve never noticed how individualized this verse is. I guess I’ve always just kind of grouped “us” together. But God has called each one of us to “the race that is set before us.” No one has been given the same race. My race is different than your race. Kind of makes me stop and think about how I worry about being more like this person or that person. What about you?
I really don’t want to give away too many details, but this book touched me right where I am. It’s funny to me that the more books I read by sisters in Christ, the more I realize that we think very similarly… that we’re all going through the same stuff… and that we can all help each other.
Throughout the book, there are questions and exercises to help us think through what Holley is teaching us about. There is also a study guide section at the back of the book for more in-depth processing.
I came away from You’re Already Amazing saying, “okay, what is hindering me right now from what God has already called me to do… and what am I going to do about it?”
I would encourage every woman to read this book! So many times, we accept Satan’s lies about who we’re NOT, but GOD is saying that He has created each one of us to be AMAZING.
Oh… and for more encouragement from Holley, make sure you stop by Heart to Heart with Holley.
You’re Already Amazing by Holley Gerth is available now at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. I received my copy of the book free from Revell in exchange for this review.