Do you feel stuck in your situation or like the waiting will never end? Are you lacking confidence in God’s plan and struggling to be free in Jesus?
I know these feelings. The whole concept of being free and present is a struggle for me. I know the truth of who Jesus is and who He says I am but can’t quite get to the point of fully surrendering to Him.
Something that has helped me process these feelings and understand what the Bible says about freedom is by reading Christian books. When I read others peoples struggles and learning experiences I am encouraged through their journey. I love the way these authors bring you right there with them in their struggle and then share the way God transformed and changed their situation and hearts. These authors know what it’s like to feel trapped and unsure what the next step is, once I finished these books I was left challenged to really dig into God’s word more and pray and inspired to life in freedom. It’s not a quick fix but because these books are thought-provoking and challenging, I am able to understand what true freedom is.
Wild and free by Jess Connolly and Hayley Morgan
If you’ve ever felt too much or not enough or confused on how to live freely in Jesus then this book is for you!
This book uncovers the masks we easily have been wearing for years. You know that thing that you hide so well, the busy schedule you hide behind or the I’m so independent mask you wear, it’s holding you back from the true freedom you desire. Hayley and Jess take you through why these things need to change and how we can step into this freedom. You will really be able to connect with the parts they share about they way they have felt too much or not enough because we all are trying to figure this out, aren’t we? They’ll help you through this confusion. They certainly taught me what God’s version of wild and free was and even though I’ve known Jesus for years, this was mind blowing for me. When Jess shares her need for structure and how she realised planning didn’t fit into her relationship with God, i was like Amen in my head😂. Because I need to learn that too. Super real encouragement that speaks straight to your heart about who Jesus is in situations we all face and forget what the bigger picture is.
*Image from simplybeingabby.com-read her book review here
You are free by Rebekah Lyons
“In You Are Free, Rebekah invites you to:
• Overcome the exhaustion of trying to meet the expectations of others and rest in the joy God’s freedom brings.
• Release stress, anxiety and worry, to uncover the peace that comes from abiding in His presence.
• Find permission to grieve past experiences, confess areas of brokenness, and receive strength in your journey towards healing.
• Throw off self-condemnation, burn superficial masks and step boldly into what our good God has for you.
• Discover the courage to begin again and use your newfound freedom to set others free.
Freedom is for everyone who wants it—the lost, the wounded, and those weary from all of the striving. It’s for those who gave up trying years ago. It’s for those angry and hurt, brilliant and burnt by the Christian song and dance. You are the church, the people of God. You were meant to be free” From the blurb
Live Fearless by Sadie Robertson
“Are you tired of the awful comparison game? Are you exhausted from trying to keep up, from feeling small and afraid that people will find the real you and be disappointed? There is so much more for you. No matter who you are, where you come from, or what your fears are, freedom is available to you. It’s just a matter of saying yes. You in?
Hope you’ll join me on this wild adventure as we learn to Live Fearless together.” -Excerpt from the blurb
*Image from Pinterest account-Kaylee Jean (kjs1998)
I’d love to hear if you’ve read these books and your thoughts to them or what you are currently reading?
*Images in this post are not my own, as I read them in kindle format I did not have pictures to include. Credit is given to the owners of these images.
Stock image used as featured photo, found here