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The Proverbs 31 Ministries Podcast

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Biblical truth for any girl in any season.

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Biblical truth for any girl in any season.

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Therapy and Theology

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I absolutely LOVE this series! Don’t ever stop! So relatable and helpful for my soul! Lysa, I want to be you when I grow up!

LOVE

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Just what I need to hear EVERY-TIME! Thank you!

iTunes Ratings

1943 Ratings
Average Ratings
1628
168
64
40
43

Therapy and Theology

By Lworman18 - Oct 07 2019
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I absolutely LOVE this series! Don’t ever stop! So relatable and helpful for my soul! Lysa, I want to be you when I grow up!

LOVE

By JDT858411 - Aug 30 2019
Read more
Just what I need to hear EVERY-TIME! Thank you!
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The Proverbs 31 Ministries Podcast

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Biblical truth for any girl in any season.

Rank #1: Therapy & Theology: Dealing with Anxiety

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A note from Proverbs 31 Ministries: This podcast contains content that might not be suitable for young children, and may serve as a trigger due to circumstances in your past. Please see the Related Resources section at the bottom of this page if you need help finding a counselor. 

When hurtful circumstances happen, we wonder, “How will I ever get over this?”

Lysa TerKeurst deeply understands that feeling. Since the release of her latest book, It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way, she’s received hundreds of emails, direct messages on social media and inquiries from people asking her how she got through one of the hardest seasons of her life.

Over the next few weeks on The Proverbs 31 Ministries Podcast, we’re taking a break from our regularly scheduled programming to introduce a 6-week series called Therapy & Theology: How Do I Get Through This? Our goal is to meet you in the middle of your hurt and give you biblical answers on how to move through it. 

In the fifth episode of the series, you’ll hear a conversation between Lysa TerKeurst and her personal, licensed professional counselor, Jim Cress, as well as Proverbs 31 Ministries director of theology, Joel Muddamalle. Together they will unpack depression and anxiety, help you identify triggers and learn how to combat anxiety in a healthy way.

In this series, you’ll learn how to …

  • Overcome the feeling that you’ll never get over the hurt you’re facing by recognizing small steps you can take to get through the hurt, little by little.
  • Replace the negative stigma of “therapy” by gaining a healthy, biblical view of counseling for your situation.
  • Move toward healing today by discovering the two distinct and necessary parts of forgiveness and how to live them out.
  • Find hope in the midst of devastating circumstances by seeking restoration for yourself through prayer and proven exercises to help you process your pain.

Related Resources:

To download the transcript for this episode, click here.

Apr 16 2019
31 mins
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Rank #2: How to Keep Showing Up for Your Marriage

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Social media and television make it incredibly easy to compare our behind-the-scenes to someone else’s highlight reel… especially in our marriages. We turn on the TV, and then we’re turned off because it seems everyone else has a happier, more exciting and more romantic marriage than we do.

We all bring our brokenness into our marriage covenant and it doesn’t take long for that to surface. When conflict does arise, are we extending the grace Jesus extends to us or are we letting our broken selves break our relationship?

In today’s episode of the Proverbs 31 Ministries Podcast, Karen Ehman gives a teaching based on her new book, Keep Showing Up: How to Stay Crazy in Love When Your Love Drives You Crazy. You’ll discover…

  • The three threads that can tangle your marriage — emotional baggage, unmet expectations and untrue perceptions — and how to have healthy conversations around them.
  • You can honor your spouse by taking time to slow down, breathe and collect your thoughts before you enter into a hard conversation about unmet expectations.

Your marriage is a message, and people are watching you preach!

To read the transcript for this episode click here.

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Feb 26 2019
35 mins
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Rank #3: Therapy & Theology: Why Therapy & Theology

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A note from Proverbs 31 Ministries: This podcast contains content that might not be suitable for young children, and may serve as a trigger due to circumstances in your past. Please see the related resources section at the bottom of this page if you need help finding a counselor. 

When hurtful circumstances happen, we wonder, “How will I ever get over this?”

Lysa TerKeurst deeply understands that feeling. Since the release of her latest book, It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way, she’s received hundreds of emails, direct messages on social media and inquiries from people asking her how she got through one of the hardest seasons of her life.

Over the next few weeks on the Proverbs 31 Ministries Podcast, we’re taking a break from our regularly scheduled programming to introduce a 6-week series called Therapy & Theology: How Do I Get Through This? Our goal is to meet you in the middle of your hurt and give you biblical answers on how to move through it. 

In this introductory episode, you’ll hear Lysa dive deep into conversation with her personal, licensed professional counselor Jim Cress, as well as Proverbs 31 Ministries director of theology, Joel Muddamalle. 

In this series, you’ll learn how to…

  • Overcome the feeling that you’ll never get over the hurt you’re facing by recognizing small steps you can take to get through the hurt, little by little.
  • Replace the negative stigma of “therapy” by gaining a healthy, biblical view of counseling for your situation.
  • Move toward healing today by discovering the two distinct and necessary parts of forgiveness and how to live them out. 
  • Find hope in the midst of devastating circumstances by seeking restoration for yourself through prayer and proven exercises to help you process your pain.

To read the transcript for this episode click here.

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Mar 19 2019
41 mins
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Rank #4: Therapy & Theology: Forgiveness, Redemption & Reconciliation

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A note from Proverbs 31 Ministries: This podcast contains content that might not be suitable for young children, and may serve as a trigger due to circumstances in your past. Please see the related resources section at the bottom of this page if you need help finding a counselor. 

When hurtful circumstances happen, we wonder, “How will I ever get over this?”

Lysa TerKeurst deeply understands that feeling. Since the release of her latest book, It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way, she’s received hundreds of emails, direct messages on social media and inquiries from people asking her how she got through one of the hardest seasons of her life.

Over the next few weeks on the Proverbs 31 Ministries Podcast, we’re taking a break from our regularly scheduled programming to introduce a 6-week series called Therapy & Theology: How Do I Get Through This? Our goal is to meet you in the middle of your hurt and give you biblical answers on how to move through it. 

In the second episode of the series, you’ll hear a conversation between Lysa TerKeurst and her personal, licensed professional counselor Jim Cress, as well as Proverbs 31 Ministries director of theology Joel Muddamalle. Together, they will unpack forgiveness and the difference between reconciliation and redemption.

In this series, you’ll learn how to…

  • Overcome the feeling that you’ll never get over the hurt you’re facing by recognizing small steps you can take to get through the hurt, little by little.
  • Replace the negative stigma of “therapy” by gaining a healthy, biblical view of counseling for your situation.
  • Move toward healing today by discovering the two distinct and necessary parts of forgiveness and how to live them out. 
  • Find hope in the midst of devastating circumstances by seeking restoration for yourself through prayer and proven exercises to help you process your pain.

Related Resources:

To read the transcript for this episode click here.

*In this episode you'll hear an incorrect reference to Ephesians 4:13. The reference should've been Ephesians 4:31-32. 

Mar 26 2019
39 mins
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Rank #5: Therapy & Theology: Setting Healthy Boundaries

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A note from Proverbs 31 Ministries: This podcast contains content that might not be suitable for young children, and may serve as a trigger due to circumstances in your past. Please see the Related Resources section at the bottom of this page if you need help finding a counselor. 

When hurtful circumstances happen, we wonder, “How will I ever get over this?”

Lysa TerKeurst deeply understands that feeling. Since the release of her latest book, It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way, she’s received hundreds of emails, direct messages on social media and inquiries from people asking her how she got through one of the hardest seasons of her life.

Over the next few weeks on The Proverbs 31 Ministries Podcast, we’re taking a break from our regularly scheduled programming to introduce a 6-week series called Therapy & Theology: How Do I Get Through This? Our goal is to meet you in the middle of your hurt and give you biblical answers on how to move through it. 

In the last episode of the series, you’ll hear Lysa dive deep into conversation with her personal, licensed professional counselor, Jim Cress, as well as Proverbs 31 Ministries director of theology, Joel Muddamalle. Together, they will unpack the topic of boundaries and address specific instances where healthy boundaries are necessary, and what to do when a boundary line is crossed.

In this series, you’ll learn how to …

  • Overcome the feeling that you’ll never get over the hurt you’re facing by recognizing small steps you can take to get through the hurt, little by little.
  • Replace the negative stigma of “therapy” by gaining a healthy, biblical view of counseling for your situation.
  • Move toward healing today by discovering the two distinct and necessary parts of forgiveness and how to live them out.
  • Find hope in the midst of devastating circumstances by seeking restoration for yourself through prayer and proven exercises to help you process your pain.

Related Resources:

Click here to download the transcript for this episode. 

Apr 23 2019
38 mins
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Rank #6: Is It Really Well With Your Soul?

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The hymn, “It Is Well With My Soul” was first published almost 150 years ago. Those words are often sung in church or hung on the walls in our homes ... but if we were really honest with ourselves, could we say they’re absolutely true? 

Every day we get to decide what we let in our minds and what we keep out, how we spend our time, and what we give our attention to. In today’s episode of the Proverbs 31 Ministries Podcast, author and First 5 writer Nicki Koziarz tackles the topic of dealing with comparison and what we can do to be able to respond, “Yes ... my soul is well.”

In this episode you’ll learn…

  • When you’re trying to please someone, the end goal will always be hard to reach.  
  • Your human heart ultimately desires a relationship with God, and to fill that desire with lesser things will make your soul unwell. 
  • The temptation to compare yourself to someone else on this side of eternity may never go away, but you can take practical steps to avoid falling into the temptation today!

To read the transcript for this episode click here.

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Dec 11 2018
38 mins
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Rank #7: Therapy & Theology: Restoring a Broken Marriage

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A note from Proverbs 31 Ministries: This podcast contains content that might not be suitable for young children, and may serve as a trigger due to circumstances in your past. Please see the Related Resources section at the bottom of this page if you need help finding a counselor. 

When hurtful circumstances happen, we wonder, “How will I ever get over this?”

Lysa TerKeurst deeply understands that feeling. Since the release of her latest book, It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way, she’s received hundreds of emails, direct messages on social media and inquiries from people asking her how she got through one of the hardest seasons of her life.

Over the next few weeks on The Proverbs 31 Ministries Podcast, we’re taking a break from our regularly scheduled programming to introduce a 6-week series called Therapy & Theology: How Do I Get Through This? Our goal is to meet you in the middle of your hurt and give you biblical answers for how to move through it. 

In the fourth episode of the series, you’ll hear a conversation between Lysa TerKeurst and her personal, licensed professional counselor Jim Cress, as well as Proverbs 31 Ministries director of theology, Joel Muddamalle. Together, they will unpack what it looked like for Lysa to restore her broken marriage. They’ll also talk about how tough times and hard relationship situations — not just marriage — bring about brokenness, and how to seek God for personal restoration.

In this series, you’ll learn how to ...

  • Overcome the feeling that you’ll never get over the hurt you’re facing by recognizing small steps you can take to get through the hurt, little by little.
  • Replace the negative stigma of “therapy” by gaining a healthy, biblical view of counseling for your situation.
  • Move toward healing today by discovering the two distinct and necessary parts of forgiveness and how to live them out.
  • Find hope in the midst of devastating circumstances by seeking restoration for yourself through prayer and proven exercises to help you process your pain.

Related Resources:

To download the transcript for this episode, click here. 

Apr 09 2019
38 mins
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Rank #8: Exchanging Our Will for God's Will

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When things don’t go the way we want and life doesn’t turn out the way we thought it should, it’s easy to wonder why. In Mark 14, Jesus prays “Yet not what I will, but what you will.” Those words read well, but they’re hard to live out. 

In this episode, Lysa TerKeurst will teach us what it really means to exchange our will for God’s will and builds off her last episode titled, “The Birthplace of Disappointment.” We already learned that the human heart was created in the context of the perfection of the Garden of Eden. Today, we’ll discover that there’s a physical reality we see, and at the same time, there’s the miraculous God is working. 

You’ll learn…

  • Because God is working in the midst of your hurt, you can trust that your hurt will someday be made right. 
  • When God leads you to something hard, He will also lead you through something hard because He won’t leave you.
  • Trading your will for God’s will isn’t a one-time decision; it’s a daily surrender.

To read the transcript for this episode click here.

Related resources:

  • Click here to listen to Lysa’s teaching titled, “The Birthplace of Disappointment.” 
  • Purchase your copy of Lysa’s latest book, It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way and learn what it means to find unexpected strength when life’s disappointments leave you shattered.
  • Make a donation to Proverbs 31 Ministries today to help us continue to provide free resources (just like this podcast) for women around the world to connect with God’s Truth on a daily basis.
Dec 17 2018
25 mins
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Rank #9: What Do We Do With Expectations?

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Have you had a recent disagreement in a relationship, which you can’t quite find the cause of? It might be because of your expectations! One of the quickest ways to frustrate and fracture a relationship is to try and hold someone accountable for expectations that are either unrealistic or uncommunicated. 

In today’s episode of the Proverbs 31 Ministries Podcast, Lysa TerKeurst shares practical ways to navigate the conversation on expectations that will help you and your spouse, friend, or even co-worker, have a better relationship. You’re going to want to take notes for this one as Lysa helps you...

  • Determine the difference between realistic and unrealistic expectations, and how to make peace with those that aren’t realistic.
  • Understand that putting off the conversation about any kind of unmet expectation will create a wedge between you and the other person. 
  • Make the choice to choose the relationship over the uncertainty of uncommunicated expectations today.

Download the transcript for this episode here. 

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Sep 10 2018
47 mins
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Rank #10: 3 Things to Consider Before Making that Decision

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Today is a very special day on The Proverbs 31 Ministries Podcast because … (drum roll please) we’re celebrating our first birthday!

Over the past year, we’ve released 31 episodes — how fitting for Proverbs 31, right? But there’s more to celebrate than just the number of episodes we released. With every episode, we reached hearts and homes around the globe (literally!) with biblical truth for any girl in any season. We’re so thankful for the way the Lord has used this podcast above and beyond what we could have imagined!

So to help us celebrate, we invited Proverbs 31 Ministries' President, Lysa TerKeurst, to the show because there’s just no one who can share God’s Word quite like Lysa. In today’s episode of the podcast, you’ll hear a teaching called “3 Things to Consider Before Making that Decision.” We’re so thankful for Lysa’s wisdom and expertise on decision-making. 

In this episode, Lysa will teach you:

  • The “daily-ness” of decisions can make them seem small, but over time, even small decisions add up and make an impact.
  • When you look at the big picture of where you are and where you want to be, the path can seem complicated and scary! But the way you get there is one day at a time, through choosing wisely every day.
  • Wisdom is earned through the combination of gaining knowledge, access to the Holy Spirit and living out what you know to be true. 

Related Resources:

  • If the Lord has used The Proverbs 31 Ministries Podcast to help you in your walk with Him, please share it with us! Simply visit us on iTunes and leave a review. Leaving a review helps others discover the podcast, so thank you for helping us!
  • Are you subscribed to The Proverbs 31 Ministries Podcast? Never miss an episode! We’ve made it easy for you because we’re available on iTunes and Spotify.
  • Be sure to grab a copy of Lysa TerKeurst’s book, The Best Yes, and learn how to start making wiser decisions today.

Click here to download the transcript for this episode.

Jul 09 2019
28 mins
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Rank #11: Therapy & Theology: Finding Redemption When Reconciliation Isn't Possible

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A note from Proverbs 31 Ministries: This podcast contains content that might not be suitable for young children, and may serve as a trigger due to circumstances in your past. Please see the Related Resources section at the bottom of this page if you need help finding a counselor. 

When hurtful circumstances happen, we wonder, “How will I ever get over this?”

Lysa TerKeurst deeply understands that feeling. Since the release of her latest book, It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way, she’s received hundreds of emails, direct messages on social media and inquiries from people asking her how she got through one of the hardest seasons of her life.

Over the next few weeks on the Proverbs 31 Ministries Podcast, we’re taking a break from our regularly scheduled programming to introduce a 6-week series called Therapy & Theology: How Do I Get Through This?Our goal is to meet you in the middle of your hurt and give you biblical answers on how to move through it. 

In the third episode of the series, you’ll hear a conversation between Lysa TerKeurst and her personal, licensed professional counselor, Jim Cress, as well as Proverbs 31 Ministries director of theology, Joel Muddamalle. Together, they will unpack when reconciliation is not possible because of death, divorce or when the other person in the relationship refuses to reconcile. This series will help you to:

  • Overcome the feeling that you’ll never get over the hurt you’re facing by recognizing small steps you can take to get through the hurt, little by little.
  • Replace the negative stigma of “therapy” by gaining a healthy, biblical view of counseling for your situation.
  • Move toward healing today by discovering the two distinct and necessary parts of forgiveness and how to live them out. 
  • Find hope in the midst of devastating circumstances by seeking restoration for yourself through prayer and proven exercises to help you process your pain.

To read the transcript for this episode click here.

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Apr 02 2019
42 mins
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Rank #12: 3 Things You Need to Know Before You Give Up

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Have you ever set out to do something you knew you were supposed to do, only to find it wasn’t as easy as you thought it would be? Perhaps you think you’re not good enough, or that there’s no room for you because there’s someone else already doing what you feel led to do. 

If you feel like your opportunities are shrinking, or if you’ve gotten a “sign” that you should quit because you’ve messed up too much for God to use you — this episode is for you. Glynnis Whitwer, Proverbs 31 Ministries' Executive Director of Communications, gives a message on the three things you need to know before you give up on your calling. 

You will discover… 

  • God isn’t in the business of dividing opportunities; He’s in the business of multiplying them.
  • “Success” in God’s Kingdom is based on obedience, and “failure” is quitting before God tells you to quit.
  • Your pain will be your biggest platform because it’s the place where you experienced God’s greatest power.

To read the transcript for this episode click here.

Related Resources:

  • Take the next step in your calling to write by becoming a member of our COMPEL Writer's Training program. Click here to learn more!
  • If you feel called to speak, write or lead, but don’t know where to start, find out more about our She Speaks Conference. Registration isn’t open yet, so sign up for the interest list to be notified as soon as registration opens in 2019!
Nov 26 2018
32 mins
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Rank #13: Paintings and People

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How do we embrace what seems so glaringly imperfect in the process of becoming more like Jesus? In Lysa TerKeurst’s new book, It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way, she says “Anytime we feel not good enough we deny the powerful truth that we are a glorious work of God in progress.” 

In this episode of the Proverbs 31 Ministries Podcast, you’ll have the opportunity to listen to one of our favorite chapters, "Paintings and People," from Lysa’s newest book. In this chapter Lysa takes us through her own experience of feeling not good enough, and teaches us how to trust God with our imperfections on this side of eternity. 

You’ll discover…

  • Sometimes you might be expecting a perfection from yourself or others that even God Himself doesn’t expect.
  • Time spent showing up and bringing compassion to a friend is never wasted time.
  • Being honest with yourself and your friends (rather than trying to cover up your imperfections) will strengthen the way you see yourself and your relationships.

To read the transcript for this episode click here.

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Jan 07 2019
39 mins
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Rank #14: True Wisdom Starts with Knowing Jesus

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If you were to walk through your home and make a stack of all the “advice” books you own, there’s a good chance that stack would be pretty tall! There is a book available for every subject you could ever need: time management, pregnancy, parenting, relationships, dieting, exercising, overcoming anxiety… the list goes on! But where do you find real wisdom for living?  

It’s easy to want a simple formula that leads to a quick fix. For example, if we were to read the dieting book and closely follow the instructions, then the outcome should be to lose weight, right? But if we are really honest with ourselves, we often take the same approach to God’s Word when it comes to seeking wisdom in a specific area of life. 

In this week’s episode of the Proverbs 31 Ministries Podcast, Karen McNary shares how to gain wisdom by being connected to the giver of all wisdom… our Heavenly Father!

You’ll discover…

Wisdom doesn’t mean that you’ll always know how to make the right decision. But, “wise” is what you become when you stay connected with God and apply His Word to every area of life.

How to determine if, and when, you should seek wise counsel from a trusted friend by first going to the Lord for guidance first.
Seeking wisdom and principles for life doesn’t have to start and stop with the book of Proverbs, but can be found starting with Genesis and ending with Revelation.

To read the transcript for this episode click here.

Related Resources

  • Find a place to process what you’re learning each day as you discover how to apply godly wisdom to your everyday life. Study the book of Proverbs with us in our FREE First 5 mobile app! All you need to do is download the app on iTunes or Google Play to get started.
  • Take your study of the book of Proverbs a little deeper by purchasing our Experience Guide. Each Experience Guide includes daily study questions and historical context to help you unpack Scripture. Purchase your copy today!
Jan 29 2019
26 mins
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Rank #15: When God Calls You, He's Still in Charge

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Do you ever find yourself fighting the temptation to focus on what you don’t have instead of what you’ve already been given? When we are actively pursuing God’s calling on our lives, I think we’ve all been tempted to focus on what someone else has or is experiencing, and feel disqualified because of what we lack. It’s so easy to think, I’m not as talented, bold, smart or outgoing as she is. I can’t write, speak or lead. I don’t know how to do _______. I just can’t.

Sweet friend, we don’t know what your calling looks like, but we do know that we serve a God who’s still in charge and doesn’t leave everything up to us! Today on The Proverbs 31 Ministries Podcast, you’ll hear a special message from Suzie Eller that will inspire you and empower you to trust God with your calling. 

In this episode, Suzie will teach you…

  • Being called out of your comfort zone and called into a new assignment is never easy, but it’s also never about you, and that's a good thing! 
  • Consistently coming before the Lord with what’s on your mind will help you know what you need to keep saying yes to, and what you may need to stop doing.
  • Embracing God’s anointing on your life IS the confidence you need to step into the assignment He’s asked you to do!

Related Resources:

  • Do you feel called to write, speak or lead? It’s time to step into your assignment! At Proverbs 31 Ministries, we have an annual conference called She Speaks where we equip writers, speakers and leaders with the practical tools and biblical training they need to take the next right step in their calling. This year for the first time ever, you can join us online from the comfort of your home! Click here to check out our She Speaks livestream packages.
  • Connect with Suzie Eller on her blog and through Proverbs 31 Ministries’ Encouragement for Today daily devotions.

Click here to download the transcript for this episode.

Jun 18 2019
36 mins
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