Saturday, May 19, 2018

Enough of Me by Priscilla Peters (Excerpt)


Welcome to the Enough of Me blog blitz and giveaway, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

About the book:


Title:  Enough  of  Me:  Winning  the  Tug-of-War  Between  Our  Flesh  and  Our  Mission,  an  8-Week  Bible  Study
Author:  Priscilla  Peters
Publisher:  Ambassador  International
Release  Date:  May  11,  2018
Genre:  Christian,  NonFiction,  Bible  Study

I'm  living  the  dream  in  my  fancy-pants  world,  and  I've  got  the  Instagram  feed  to  prove  it.

Who  am  I  kidding?  I'm  literally  holding  it  together  with  one  more  cup  of  coffee,  yesterday's  dry  shampoo,  and  a  prayer.

So  I  finally  said  enough.  Enough  of  me.  I'm  bidding  farewell  to  chasing  emptiness  and  exchanging  it  for  more  of  Jesus.

If  we  agree  with  Paul  in  Acts  20:24  that  our  lives  are  worth  nothing  unless  we  use  them  for  finishing  the  work  of  telling  others  the  Good  News  -  where  are  we  in  our  quest  to  get  busy  for  Jesus?  In  our  world  of  hashtags,  hair  color,  and  having  it  all  together,  chances  are  we  aren't  accomplishing  much. 

Enough  of  Me  is  an  8-week  Bible  study  for  women  focused  on  what  God's  Word  has  to  say  about  the  tug-of-war  between  our  flesh  and  our  mission.  The  study  explores  the  barriers  that  stand  between  where  we  are  today  and  where  God  wants  to  use  us  to  finish  His  work. 

Do  you  have  a  nagging  in  your  heart  for  more  purpose?  Are  you  right  smack  dab  in  the  middle  of  a  tug-of-war  between  your  flesh  and  your  mission? 

Often  we  want  to  live  out  the  purpose  and  mission  God  has  for  us,  but  we're  too  distracted,  exhausted,  and  empty.  Maybe  it's  time  to  say  enough  to  the  excuses,  anxiety,  and  interruptions  that  get  in  our  way.  Could  it  be  we're  so  busy  chasing  emptiness  and  playing  the  people-pleasing  game,  that  we  can't  find  time  to  live  on  mission? 

It's  time  to  take  a  deep  breath  and  do  some  inventory.  Let's  dig  in  and  see  what  God's  Word  has  to  say  about  this  tug-of-war  between  our  flesh  and  our  mission.  Let's  figure  out  ways  to  quit  chasing  emptiness  and  take  bold  steps  of  obedience.  Let's  discover  how  we  can  glorify  God  and  steer  people  to  Jesus  in  our  cubicles,  at  our  dinner  tables,  in  our  mom-groups,  and  with  people  we  encounter  every  day. 

What  would  happen  if  we  said  Enough  of  Me  .  .  .  more  Jesus.

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EXCERPT:
If  we  believe  that  God  is  good,  that  means  we  know  for  sure  that  we  are  good,  because  we  were  made  in  the  image  of  God. 

Yes,  we  messed  it  up  with  our  sin,  but  Jesus  changed  everything. 

My  identity  is  in  Christ,  not  in  the  identity  of  the  woman  I’m  chasing  after.  God  didn’t  make  us  to  chase  after  an  identity  we’re  not.  He  made  us  in  His  image,  for  His  Kingdom,  to  live  out  His  purpose. 

If  we  know  these  things  for  sure,  what  the  heck  happened?  When  did  we  end  up  at  our  kitchen  table  weeping  over  hashtags,  hair  color  and  having  it  all  together? 

It’s  time  to  dig  deep,  pull  ourselves  out  of  the  pit  of  emptiness,  and  walk  in  the  identity  of  being  made  new  in  the  goodness  of  God. 

Are  you  wedged  between  who  you  think  you  have  to  be  and  who  you  really  are?    If  yes,  what  are  you  striving  and  believing  you  have  to  earn,  accomplish,  complete,  or  be  that  is  creating  brokenness  in  your  identity?  Pray  through  your  list  individually,  and  ask  God  to  remove  each  piece  of  brokenness  from  your  identity  and  replace  it  with  the  truth  of  who  you  are  in  Him.

(from  Week  Six,  Day  One  of  Enough  of  Me  Bible  Study)

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ABOUT  THE  AUTHOR:
Priscilla Peters is a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University with a B.A. in Mass Communications and a Minor in Speech Communication. She has been married to her husband Coby for 10 years, and they have a blended family of six children. Priscilla is the Vice President of Marketing for the largest advertising agency in the transportation industry, and she’s been in the marketing and advertising business for 20 years. She serves as the Assistant Leader for the Real Women Ministry at That.Church in Sherwood, Arkansas. She speaks often, both in her professional career at industry conferences and trade shows, and at women s ministry speaking engagements. When Priscilla isn’t at the office working, speaking at Real Women events, or blogging, she is busy cheering on her Arkansas Razorbacks, chaperoning her daughter at her competitive dance events, and laughing way too loud about pretty much anything and everything. 

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