It’s possible to do good things in the name of Jesus and miss Him completely. In fact, I think it should be noted that Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount warns against this high and mighty, moving and shaking, kind of life (Matthew 5-7)…. It’s not a “try harder” reprimand; it’s a “believe better” invitation. Believe better of God and your identity in Him. Believing better about God and your identity means that something will have to change.”
FROM THE BACK
Break the cycle of doubting yourself, take God at His word, and talk back with truth – a new message of freedom from bestselling coauthor of Wild and Free Hayley Morgan.
We know Christ came to speak life, but then how come our inner critic keeps showing up and stealing the mic? If we’re honest, she’s a harsh one, saying things we’d never dream of saying to others: You’ll never measure up, you’ll fail again tomorrow, you just can’t get it right.
It has been said that the eighteen inches from head to heart is the soul’s longest journey. Our head knows the good news is true, but our heart struggles to believe it, and it is in this gap that we battle to believe the promises of God.
Hayley Morgan, coauthor of bestselling book Wild and Free, has wrestled with this tension her whole life. In Preach to Yourself, she tackles it head-on to discover how we can renew our minds to renew our lives. For every woman who struggles with repetitive, negative self-talk, this book will show you how to identify the toxic loops where you get stuck and replace them with the truth of God we can believe with our whole selves.
This is not a “try harder” reprimand, it’s a “believe better” invitation: to take God at His word when He tells you who you are. Come along and learn a simple practice to break free from the lies holding you back, and step forward into the fullness of life God has planned.
In Preach to Yourself, Hayley Morgan helps readers to break free from any lies holding them back. Whether lies about what you believe, lies about who you are and who God is, Hayley lovingly chips away at the lies we have bought into so we can step forward into a life of abundance and fullness.
I really wanted to like this book but as I began reading, I found that it was really hard to get into, and found myself not wanting to read it. I found that the content wasn’t always related to the topic and at times found myself asking why certain parts were included and how they related to the overall topic.
That being said, though, I love the main idea of the book: preaching to yourself. It took a while to get there in the text, but once I got to this section, I enjoyed it and it actually really challenged me.
“I believe we’ve missed something in American Christianity – the step of obedience. We need to start walking out what we say we believe, even if we don’t feel it yet. Sometimes the feelings come after the obedience, and that’s okay. Believing with your head is a great start, but God’s call to us is to keep going! Believe with your head and let this belief sink deep into your heart, your hands, your feet – your whole life – as you live the very truth you believe.”
How good is that? We need to let our beliefs penetrate and sink deep into every area of our lives. The things that we believe with our heart need to be deeply ingrained in our head and the things we believe in our head need to be deeply ingrained in our heart. I love that. Even when we don’t see anything happening, or question what will come, we still need to walk out what we say we believe. We need to preach to ourselves.
I was provided with a copy of Preach to Yourself from the BookLook Bloggers book review program in exchange for an honest review. You can purchase a copy of Preach to Yourself on Amazon here or from Chapters here.