What Would You Look Like?

Hey, Darling Things! 

I am about to write one of the fastest posts of my life because it’s almost time for the ministry to close for the day and I don’t like for any of the support staff to feel like they have to stay around and wait for me. My man will also be ready for his wife to come home. I don’t have time to think about how I should say this or to proof it and rehash it for the next two hours. I’m just going to spit it out there because I can’t shake it from my mind and I feel it pressing on me in such a way that I’ve got to release it.

In the wonderful (and I really do mean wonderful) world of blogs and Twitter-follows, a pile-up can happen with the potential to profoundly hinder the Gospel. We can find ourselves suddenly feeling panicked, or confused, or left out, or just plain lame because our follow-ship of Christ doesn’t look like someone else’s that we admire. I know that’s a yawner. I mean, who doesn’t already know that can happen? Talk about an elementary grasp of the obvious. But stay with me here a second and hash this out a bit because this very thing happened to me yesterday. And I feel like if it happened to me – and I’ve been pretty convinced of the direction of my calling for years now – that it could happen to a lot of us. Especially those who haven’t quite gotten their footing yet. See if you relate:

I read a fabulous post by a young woman I greatly respect and I was moved and convicted by it but over the next few hours I fell into the (self-induced!) trap of thinking things like, “I should have taken that same stand. That’s what’s really important. We should have vastly downsized. We should have moved to the inner city. Not out to the country. I need to get rid of more stuff. ” (And I do, for crying out loud.)  “And I need to be more active globally.” And on and on and on. Now, listen to me carefully when I tell you that it was not her post. The post was tremendous, filled with the love of Jesus, and such a portrayal of the Gospel. The problem was what my mind then did with it.

I started thinking of all the people who are doing effectual things for the Kingdom, who I admire tremendously and often wish I were more like. For instance, I started thinking of some Bible professors who I follow who spend all of their work lives training up students in the Scriptures then watch them walk out into the world and take their places. Now, that’s huge. And I started thinking of my dear friends who do amazing and courageous work to fight the atrocities of human trafficking and I think, “Now, THAT’S enormous! What a reflection of the heart of God! Freedom!!! Does it get any bigger than that?? THAT’S what God’s prioritizing right now!” They impact and motivate me every day. And then I start thinking of people who’ve adopted numerous orphans and those who put their hearts at risk over and over as fabulous, loving foster parents. I love children! What could be more Christ-like than that??? And I have so many missionary friends who have left every worldly comfort for the Gospel of the living Lord Jesus Christ, sometimes at the daily risk of their lives. That is the Great Commission! The main thing Jesus sent us out to do!


But which cause do we take up? Where do we begin? Which one is God’s favorite?? Who’s God’s favorite??? Because I want to be like God’s favorite, don’t you? Yes, yes, Jesus is God’s favorite. And He is the one and only Person we should want to be just like. But, let’s admit it. Sometimes we can get a little confused in this lens we have to the world through one quick gleaming glance at our screen. The works of God taking place out there are astounding! And some of them we now have the privilege to give ear to every single day through Twitter. It’s fabulous. I absolutely love it. But it can also be bewildering as we try to figure out where we fit in all of that. And maybe we can’t see a fit at all.

Here’s what I want to throw at you to consider. This is what I felt God placed upon my heart as I wrestled with this last night.

What do you look like when you love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength?

Because THAT person, Girlfriend, is who He’s looking for in you.

When we’re trying to hash out God’s priorities for us, that’s IT in a nutshell. “Teacher, which commandment is the most important of all?”

And that’s what He told them.

So, let me ask you this: when you are teeming with love for the Lord your God, who are you right then? What is your passion? What is it that you are bursting to do? That’s probably the stream of your calling. I’m not asking you who you see in front of you when you feel the most love for Jesus because that could be your pastor or your teacher or your worship leader. I’m asking you who is INSIDE OF YOU when you are flooded with the fiery love of Christ? Right there in that passion you’ll start discovering that purpose.

You following Christ will not always look the same as someone else following Christ. Why on earth would He have bothered to form you in your mother’s womb with your own DNA and life experience ahead just to copy what someone else you’re seeing is doing?

Who are you supposed to look like in your calling here on earth and in the way you follow Christ? You’re supposed to look like the version of you that loves Jesus with everything in you.

That’s the real you.

And that’s the road down which you will find what He put you on the planet to do. You don’t have to figure out what to surrender to. Just surrender your heart to Jesus. Every single ounce of it. Ask Him to give you a love for Him that surpasses anything in your human experience. A supernatural capacity. And ask Him for it every day until He does it and then ask Him to do it some more. If you’re a writer, your exploding love for Him will bring it out. If you’re a liberator, you will not be able to keep yourself from seeing to the oppressed. If you’re a teacher, you won’t be able to quit studying except to share what you learned with somebody. If you love Him with your whole heart and that whole heart bursts to sell everything and move to China, Girl, get your passport!

Who would you be if you loved Jesus with your whole heart, soul, mind and strength?

That’s what you’re meant to look like.

Let THAT person follow Him, and He, Child, will make you a fisher of men.

My fastest post ever. But I feel better.


I love you guys so much.


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  1. 351
    Ganise says:

    Thank you Beth…

  2. 352
    D'Anna says:

    Beth, you have no idea how you have impacted my life through each of your bible studies. I was in your sunday school class for 8 years, did many of your Tuesday night bible studies and have done most – all of your bible studies. I can’t tell you how much of an impact God has used YOU to have on my life.
    By the way, I have been struggling with this exact thing in the past few days. God is so good to allow you the moments to post this— I needed it.
    Thanks for posting.
    D’Anna Nowack

  3. 353
    Lisa says:

    Oh Beth, this is so good. So true. So much what I struggle with and yet also teach to the girls I mentor and women I coach. Thanks for the gentle, loving, humble reminder.

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    Peggy says:

    I cannot begin to tell you how much this post meant to me today. I had just completed my quiet time with Him with a “fresh Word” regarding a new mindset He wanted for me. Your post ABSOLUTELY CEMENTED what I had just heard. Being a pastor’s wife in a relatively small church, I often wrestle with “which direction do I minister in first??” Now I am convinced that my direction is to LOVE HIM WITH ALL OF MY HEART, SOUL, AND MIND and leave the direction to Him. He has the end result already planned, and my conrol freak mindset doesn’t change a thing….it only makes me crazy and everyone else around me! His desire for me is to just be completely wrapped up in Him, and let Him flow through wherever needed at that moment.

    You have been such a blessing to me over the years. I appreciate you so much and your ministry. Keep doing what He has so gifted you to do; you touch so many!

    Love to you.

  5. 355
    Erin says:

    I was thinking about this the day before yesterday!! I was on twitter scrolling through and I was thinking of the women in ministry I admire who are of my ilk – orphan care – but then I literally thought, “I’m SO glad Beth Moore does what she does because I wouldn’t have made it without some of her teachings.” (It’s true. The Lord has used you to speak to me in ways I can only be eternally grateful for. Serious, life changing, life saving truth.) I was just feeling thankful – the day before yesterday – that you have been faithful to your calling. And true to Christ in you – the hope of glory. On another note, I struggle with this all the time – and limit my exposure to the interwebs because of it – but I’m trying to be happy to be the foot, hand, elbow or knee that God has created me to be.

  6. 356
    Kelli says:

    Precious words, Mama Beth!! Thank you! Not only did MY heart need to hear these things but I’ve been trying to figure out how to communicate this very thing to some precious ones that we have the privilege of leading on this crazy journey. Keeping the balance between staying connected and staying relevant and focusing on Jesus and not everyone else is just HARD. Thank you for your wisdom in so beautifully expressing this!!

  7. 357
    Gina says:

    You have no idea how much i needed to hear this right now. I am a minister’s wife at a new church and there are so many ministries that are pulling at me to join their passion. As I pray through them, the “false guilt” for not being as passionate about some ministires enough to pour my life into them floods me and brings me to confusion and tears. Thank you for helping me refocus…on JESUS… and His passions He has implanted into my heart. Timely…. just timely. 🙂

  8. 358
    Tessa Pierce says:


    I am just amazed…The Holy Spirit just keeps pulling me back to this post..and EVERY TIME I read it He reveals more to me! I am so blessed!


  9. 359
    Amanda says:

    Thank you so much for this post. I’m pretty sure I read the same post you are referring to and you voiced beautifully what I could not. Christianity id not going to look the same for every single person. Traditional churches don’t reach all people- that’s for sure. BUT, they do still reach people. I don’t think we need to go to a one size fits all church/Christian. Thank you for this post!

  10. 360
    Mrs. Manie Lease says:

    A friend of mine sent me this blog this morning. Oh how in your honesty about what you struggle with you minister to those of us who see you as this amazing Bible teaching. Sometimes when you share what you struggle with you remind us that you really are a human being and not an angelic being out of Heaven. (: You are the woman the God is using to help momma’s, specifically this momma of 4 little ones ages 7-1, to get back in the Word when life has been so busy and I have been so negligent to be in God’s Word diligently. You are the one that prepares us by digging so deeply to God’s Word that the Lord uses you to bring God’s Word alive in the lives of so many. Never make it smaller what you are doing because you are not doing something else. You are an amazing Bible teacher that the Lord has used to speak life into people. The Lord used you in Colorado Springs to prepare me for a trip to take an amazing trip Asia to serve our Father. It was your conference that began the ball rolling. A trip that I never would have thought I had the strength to do. It was your conference that the Lord used to speak to me in such a mighty way. “What God starts God finishes. He is the ultimate finisher.” The Lord uses you to equip others for the work He has for them. There is no greater calling on a life than to teach God’s Word. Wonderful woman you do it well.

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    Lynn says:

    I am so thankful for this post today! It’s the very Word I needed because I am struggling with this very thing. I know what my passions are and am so desperate to be used by God! Thanks for reminding me to just love Him with my whole heart every day and let him work out the details. He will open doors that I don’t even know exist 🙂

    Happy Easter, Beth! Love you!

  12. 362
    Carolyn C says:

    Well, Miss Beth, what a thought provoking post. I am often thinking and questioning the same way. God, my God, what is it You want me to do? This past weekend. I had one of those experiences. I have the privilege of singing in a choir at church that only sings a couple of times during the year. This past weekend we sang some powerful songs. The lyrics had such wonderful messages in them. Oftentimes when those songs come along, the message of the words gets lost in the beautiful melody. Well, the Lord being Who He is, put it on my heart to sing the message of the words, not just the melody. I think He did that for the other choir members as well. We told the “story” that was the song(s) – about angels singing “Hallelujah, Holy, Holy…”; and “the Great I AM”; and “You’re a Great God”; “Your famous name is exalted over all the earth”, etc. In the few minutes during the 5 services of the weekend we shared the Great Commission in our sanctuary and the Internet broadcasts around the world through song! That’s mind boggling for me to write and to internalize. Whoah!! What a Great God we serve….

  13. 363
    mercy4Drew says:

    Well said and timely post. I think we all have a sense of urgency in these days to be real and active in our faith. The world needs Jesus and His redemption.

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    Tracy says:

    Thank you, Siesta Mama!!

    Tracy in Fallbrook

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    Karen says:

    Wow, Beth! This post just read so loud and clear to me! I had just spent the day doing what “I have been made to do!”…and the joy was surging up and spilling over within me. I spent the day at the VA long-term care center where my FIL resides now. I spent a good part of my day being with him and the other Vets…feeding him his dinner, enjoying a lively song and dance tribute to the Vets, where one of the performers had jokingly offered me my own costume after seeing me jiving to the pre-show music…hahaha, especially if you knew my age!!!…helping a guy down to his room and taking his shoes off so he could get into bed, chatting with a Vet who always ends our conversations with a review of the current road conditions and a tender fatherly warning to drive carefully as I head home, a visit with a cousin also there, a Vietnam vet with schizophrenia and now advanced cancer…this time he accepted my invitation to pray by taking my hand and suggesting “The Our Father”…so sweet and fragrant moment…after sharing the deep love that Jesus has for him, he said Yes to praying to receive Him…Glory to God 🙂

    I’ve been made to visit and bring the love and fragrance of the Lord Jesus to those who feel forgotten…I know what that feels like and I have experienced the gentle, penetrating love of the Lord through years of Clinical Depression and ongoing decades of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome…My heart feels so warm and full when He gives me the opportunities to bring His Love to dark and lonely places…

    It feels so right and so good and so fitting and so much like Life!!

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    L.B. says:

    Thank you so much for this BETH! I was just thinking the same thing today.. “Why can’t I be effective, productive, and utmost useful to the LORD?” Then, he spoke to me and said, “If you do what is right in front of you in obedience, you are doing MY WILL and my pleasure is on you.” Thank you so much for this post! BLEES YOU!!!!

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    Becky says:

    Beth – Thank you! That is just outstanding and it’s a truth we need to hear in this day. I’m like you – I see young folks being led by the Lord to do very different ministries than I’m used to and wonder – which is right? The answer – your answer- they both are! The wonderful things God has called other people – maybe even other generations to do, do not mean we are supposed to stop serving in the way He’s called us to – He’s simply doing a “new thing”. And when the work is inspired by Him, it’s probably something necessary and wonderful based on the times we’re living in and the plans He has for His children. Thank you so much for that encouragement – I’ll be sharing this in the next few days.. Have a Blessed Easter!

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    Amanda B says:

    Goodness gracious, Beth Moore, this post rocked my socks off this morning. I was thumbing through my copy of So Long, Insecurity doing some research for a project I’m working on… and thought, “I’ll go see what Miss Beth is up to on her blog… haven’t been there in a while.” This. Is. It. Thank you. Just the “research” I needed to be doing today before the masses come up for breakfast. 🙂

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    LAllen says:

    This is so ironic that some of us would be struggling with this, or should I say, God is speaking to all of us in the same way! (John 15:16) “I have chosen you” “God has just one person to come at the right moment; a place which no one can fill but that person and at that time.” Sure you will recognize that from Springs in the Valley. March 18th. It is talking about the one California tenor who is the highest paid because he can reach the one note- the final and top note of the theme song, which others in the choir cannot hit so perfectly.” Is that just an awesome thing God gave us through Mrs Cowman almost 75 years ago. She was struggling with the same thought! Thank you Jesus!! And Beth thank you for you will be the one to remind those behind you of this same truth. Girl put that down in a devotional or somthing. Long after we are gone someone will need to hear those words!! Love ya

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    Kimberly Codron says:

    I so needed to hear this today! Thank you for responding to the spirit to tell me this and I just happened to stop by your blog to read it! So amazing. He spoke through you to tell me this. I am very involved in ministry, but it’s not mine – I’m part of a team, several teams, and I thought yesterday that perhaps I’m not doing what he wants me to do – but this is what he’s given me and I’m sure if He wants to move me, He’ll give me something else.

    Relax and love the Lord your God.


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    KMSmom86 says:

    Thank you for this post. I have struggled with feelings of inferiority for most of my life, and it spilled over into my service at church. I never felt like I “measured up” to the other women – they seemed to be so much more than I was in many areas, or so I believed. It took many years, but I finally know that I am loved and accepted – most of all by God the Father. He equips me to do good works for Him and serve Him in several ways. My love for Christ has deepened over the last few years and I am thankful for His presence in my life!

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    Peggy Toth says:

    Thank you for the reminder!

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    Sylvia Long says:

    I LOVE this post! Thank you. I am looking at this issue right now. My husband and I are asking what do we do now Lord? We are starting all over raising two more children, and we have grand kids…we want to do this, but it came in the most difficult way to us,and we’re exhausted,… and we’re struggling emotionally to see what would be the best way to do this, and to make a living. One or both of us is going to have to ‘reinvent’ ourselves, and start a new career / ministry. What to do? Thank you for good direction, as always.This hit the spot! The Lord bless you for serving.

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    Kim says:

    I cannot begin to tell you how this post affirms what I’ve wrestled with for most of my adult life and have only recently realized as truth. I have started/stopped so many times in my faith walk because of believing lies of comparison. Thank you for obediently following God’s nudging to share this because it spoke straight into my soul.

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    Sylvia Long says:

    Hey, Just looking at this post above and realizing I probably should have left my last name out….could y’all do that for me? Thank you!

  26. 376
    Cindi says:


    Thank you so much, I really needed to hear that today. I am searching for my place. I also need Prayer…


  27. 377
    Darlene says:

    This is my first post as i don’t usually respond in this way but i had to today as the LORD has spoken through these words. Thank you…i needed that.

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    Rebecca in SC says:

    A struggle for all of us, I think. Thanks for sharing. You speak from a place of brokenness that can minister like nobody’s business! You have truly bloomed where God has planted you. The first study I ever did was Breaking Free. When I read it I said “Thank you, Lord for someone who really understands what I have been through and struggled with.” Blessings!

  29. 379
    Jamie says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! I can not thank you enough for this post! As a woman of God that has not found her calling yet, I am constantly looking at others and wondering why I couldn’t be doing what they are doing. But as you so eloquently put it, ministry is not going to look the same for everyone and God didn’t intend on us all doing the same thing! This eases my mind that I will be doing what He wants, when He wants and no sooner! Thanks Beth for listening to your calling, you bless my heart so!

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    Vicki @ Corpus says:

    DITTO, ditto, ditto. I sound like a broken record because I second those emotions. Holy Spirit must be stirring our
    hearts Big time, for all of us to be passionately wrestling with the same desires. Thank you, Beth, for
    being so open and vulnerable about your walk. It’s so
    freeing to know our part is to receive His love and love
    Him back. He’ll take care of the rest.
    Glorious Resurrection Day, Siestas!

  31. 381
    Tricia says:

    I really feel the Lord speaking to me through this post. In those moments when I am flooded with the fiery love of Christ, I am burting to go back to Manhattan and minister to the homeless. My husband and I had the opportunity to walk down the dark alleys, beyond all the “glitz and glam”, and pray for the cold, hungry, hurting men and women a few years ago. I will never forget their faces. I have always dreamed of going back and maybe not only praying for them but giving them something to eat. I always talk myself out of it because it seems so small compared to what others are doing like going on week long mission trips overseas… but I realize that God calls each of us to do different things for Him!! I am planning my trip for August! Thanks Beth!!

  32. 382

    I am so glad I finally read this post! I’ve seen it the last couple of days, but haven’t had (or maybe taken) the time to sit down and read it. And, I THINK it may have been written just for me! 🙂 In fact this is the third site this week that God has used to teach me a similar truth. In the beginning of 2013 I felt God tell me to focus on three ministry areas: my children, my Sunday School class, and my blog. But I keep finding myself comparing my work in each areas to others who seem to be doing it better. I was especially discouraged about my blog this week. I stumbled on several new blogs and was overwhelmed by the great stuff that’s out there. And its so neatly packaged. And I wondered, “am I wasting my time?” My blog doesn’t have a fancy name…its just my initials and last name. It isn’t a super cool .com…its just blogspot. I don’t have creatively archived info or lots of links to click on. And, I don’t think I have more than a handful of regular readers. But, God keeps reminding me that if that’s what He called me to do, I should do it. Its ok if its not fancy or far-reaching! Thank you Beth for stating this so well. You said it was your fastest post — I think its my favorite post! 🙂

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    Sue says:

    Awesome! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! This post was for me!

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    Joyce watson says:

    I have actually looked this verse up and not only are you suppose to love Him with all your heart, mind and soul, but with all your strength and might.
    The heart is all inward affections.
    The soul is all conscienceness.
    The mind is all thoughts.
    What kind of heart should we have?
    an open heart
    an understanding heart
    a merry heart
    a clean heart
    an obeying heart
    a trusting heart
    The soul is certain feelings, emotions, desires,
    and passions. The soul feels and the spirit knows
    right from wrong.
    We are to have a learning soul, obeying soul, a satisfying soul, a loving soul, a soul that rests,
    and a soul that is purified.
    What kind of mind are we to have?
    a readiness of mind-ready to receive God’s Word
    Humility of mind-full of mercy, kindness, meekness
    longsuffering, forgiving and love
    Willing Mind-sincere of His love
    Sound Mind-one that is understanding
    A Spiritual Mind-full of life and peace
    Pure Mind-clean
    Renewing Mind-focused on Christ
    ~~I guess this is the “teacher” in me, but I love to learn, study and teach God’s Word. I love Women’s Ministries and also serving God.At present, I do have an annual women’s brunch at our church and teach your Bible studies to the women at church. I miss teaching Sunday School, I just sub-teach and help in VBS. But, unless God opens the door and helps me make some changes, I don’t know what the next few years will bring. I really need your prayers in this area. My heart is so wishing I could have a ministry where speakers, music and authors etc. could come together somewhere like Oklahoma City or close by. just saying…praying for God’s direction

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    Poorna says:

    Siesta Mama,

    It’s as if you’ve been eavesdropping in my prayer journals. I have a wild imagination and have used it to dream up some wild dreams for my life. One big heartbreak just happened, recently…and I’ve been at a loss, because I’ve been feeling like some of these dreams are dying. After a good convo with a friend, who s

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      Poorna says:

      …spoke truth over me, I came to the realization that the death of these dreams may not necessarily be a bad thing…because they will make room for God’s dreams to be borne. These dreams are not completely made up, mind you…they are dreams which have been lived out by my friends, other role models of mine, etc…

      The realization that these coveted, almost “stolen” dreams may have to die for God to do a new thing in me came out of no where, but I am SO THANKFUL God brought me to this point! I am learning that as long as I obey Him, He will write my story, exactly how He wants it, and exactly how He knows I NEED it.

      I am reminded of the message you hated at Passion (2010?) about how we all need to run in our own lanes…and now, this post. I am encouraged and challenged.

      Thank you for taking the time to share this.

      Much love,

      • Poorna Diaz says:

        Correction: I’m reminded of the message you GAVE at Passion. Not “hated”. What in the world, auto-correct?!

  36. 386
    Rachel says:

    Beth, I have such a deep love and admiration for you, even though we haven’t ever even met… yet! I am so full of gratitude for what the Lord has done in your life and how He has gifted you and enabled you to share the what He teaches you in such a powerful way with others. I have been a pastor’s kid, missionary kid and am now a pastors wife, surrounded and soaked in truth my whole life. Life in ministry is crazy, but the best kind of crazy there is. And I just wanted to say thank you for all the hard work you do! Through your Bible Studies my relationship with the Lord has gotten deeper, sweet and I have been stretched, challenged and changed by the mighty work of the Lord as I have dug deep into His word right along with you in your studies and it has been eye opening and life changing for me. So thank you for all that you do for the Lord. I am counting down the days til your conference in Eugene, Oregon!!!! You don’t know it yet, but we are best friends, at least I claim you as one. :)I can’t wait to worship, have some sweet time with Jesus and take thousands of notes from your teaching! May the Lord bless you and continually fill you with His strength, joy and wisdom as you bring Him fame! Love, Rachel Libby

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    Bobbie Puckett says:

    I have been in a season of great distress for months and I honestly can say I’m only still here by the grace of God. You have been with me every step of this journey and as my distress continues I continue to read everything that you have written or watch your videos. I have taken almost every Bible Study you have put out there for us, you are a wonderful sister in Christ. sometimes I feel like I’m not doing anything for the Lord, but then my friends remind me that my son and his wife are foster care parents and I support them and babysit with these babies every chance I get. I work full time but I have managed to love all of them like they were my own grandchildren. And cried with my son every time a baby has been taken away. I’m just saying that sometimes we don’t see but our Christian friends help us in reminding us what they see. Never doubt it “YOU” are the best. You bless my heart everyday. Thanks for being there for me, Bobbie

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    Dana Armstrong says:

    Thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You have NO IDEA how much my weary, striving to meet some unknown expectation, feeling like a failure soul needed to hear, I mean read, that today. I am walking away from this screen smiling, instead of feeling like a big fat loser who needs to get a life!!!!!!!! And, by the way, I love Jesus!!! Thanks Beth!

  39. 389
    Michele says:

    Wow, Beth. With tears in my eyes, I say, “Thank you.”

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    Jeanie Roberson says:

    Thank you! That was an annointed fastest blobs you’ve ever done. I SO needed to hear that. You are a blessing!

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    You have so spoken to my heart… this year my “word” for the year has been REDEEMED. I am learning to be HIS daughter, just the way I am and knowing HE loves me gives me such joy in all of it! That is the way I am, the way HE sees me, and the way my heart is leading me these days. When you get to the end of yourself and you realize that all you have is CHRIST your REDEEMER, then you realize you are ok the way you are and all that matters is how HE sees you in HIS own grace-filled eyes!

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    Kathy Gerlach says:

    Beth, Happy Easter to you, your family, and staff at Living Proof. This post just floored me. I have been struggling with this issue for weeks. I am pretty sure I now know what I need to do. I am going to keep praying about it over the weekend, I am not one of your young followers; I have a few years on you. But I have felt for well over a year that I have been sitting in the pew soaking up some wonderful sermons. But it is time I make a move to change. I need to be sharing and teaching…not sitting and becoming stagnant.I cannot do it in my present church, I will need to make a huge change. I have known for months that I need to move, but just have not been able to do it. Now it is time to share the love I have for Christ with other women.I will be going from a mega church to a little small town church, but I know this is what God wants.
    It is a little frightening, but old dogs can learn new tricks! Thank you for your post, it woke me up! Kathy

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    Kelly says:

    This post has brought streaming tears! Thank you, what a wonderful reminder that just because I’m not doing what someone else I admire is doing that does not make me any less a follower of Christ. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. If all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make straight your paths.” Provs 3:5-6

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    Jennifer says:

    This message is SO on point, thank you. thank you. thank you. God bless you and your ministry!

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    Debra Polach says:

    Love the song, “The More I Seek You” By Kari Jobe

    The More I seek Jesus, the more I will find him, the more I will love him! This is such my hearts desire!

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    Deb S. says:

    Thank you again. I cannot tell you what your posts mean to me. But you keep my faith going, through the loss of my 8 year old beautiful daughter, to the cancer diagnosis of my husband, through the addiction and legal struggles of my second born, your words have guided me. Thank you for this post, always your words impact my very soul.
    Thank you also for your Good Friday Prayer posted several years ago. It is posted on my desktop and I love going back to it to keep my focused in my walk.
    Bless you and your family in this Easter season.

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    Ruthie says:

    This post was so encouraging! It is also along the lines of some recent thoughts I have had. I am a missionary in Uganda, but have often wondered why I am not serving in “more needy” places like South Sudan. Yet, the body of Christ is like an army – there are different fronts and not everyone is meant to be at the same one, or doing the same task. God has called each of us to a “different front” and comparison criticizes His divine wisdom. Instead, He asks us to be faithful right where He called each of us. Thank you!

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    Keeley Vanek says:

    Fastest post ever but definitely something that I needed to read. I struggle to figure out what my role is in serving God. What I find is that I want it to be my decision. Example: I love to makes quilts and sew. God has definitely given me a gift in that I can make beautiful things and I share them with my friends and family. But, I find myself always trying to figure out a way I can use that gift, which I know is from God, to serve him. I don’t try to figure out what he wants me to do but try to fit my ideas into his plan for me. Thanks for the post. Makes it clearer on how I need to love him with my whole heart and soul and he will show me what my job is.

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    Peggy says:

    Wow! These reminders are so, so needed! Thanks for be so open! I know I totally relate to this. Standing on guard with you, sister!

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    Melissa Lee says:

    Thank you for that message! It is so liberating and refreshing . We women really have a tendency to compare our lives to others and then beat ourselves up if we don’t think we measure up, don’t we? Thank you for encouraging me to” love the Lord my God with all my heart and all my strength” and in the process become a true reflection of HIS Design for my life. ! I feel like we are all paper dolls trying to put on each others cut out clothes… they weren’t designed for us, they will fall off!:) Yikes!!!

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