September 8, 2017

Happy Friday!

This year, one of my goals is to do a reading challenge. At the beginning of the year, I started with great zeal but that zeal slowly diminished around March. (Such a struggle!). However, I refuse to give up on this goal, so I am determined to complete this reading challenge to the end of the year.

Since I am not an avid reader, there are some few genres that I actually do enjoy reading, especially practical books. This year, my main genre is Christian books and my main focus is on books that help me connect with God.

I heard about this book, Uninvited by Lysa TerKeurst, president of the Proverbs 31 Ministries, earlier this year. There were just a lot of personal struggles that I was dealing with at school that was related to me feeling "uninvited", which was what prompted me to get this book.

Book Review....

This book is about "living loved when you feel less than, left out, and lonely." It is about giving yourself grace when you feel left out of your friend group and lonely in your life. Lysa shares her experiences of rejection and how rejection affects our relationship with God. This book is also about recognizing the "roots of rejection" and how you can overcome it by feeding on the Word of God and applying the truth in your life, and dismantling the strongholds the enemy has set up in our lives with his lies.

This book is so powerful; it has helped me understand and identify the core of some personal issues that I have in relation to rejection. It has helped me to rely on God and His Word more. This book has also helped me realize that rejection is painful, however I have the choice to let it oppress me or to go to God and let Him help me.

While reading the book, I just felt like she was speaking directly to me, and the words on the pages were just what I needed earlier this year. You know when you read a book and the content just describe exactly what you are going through, that was this book for me.

My favorite part of the book:

The book has some powerful quotes in it that I think are so profound and they resonate so deeply with me. There are so many powerful statements she makes in the book and these are just a few of the ones I love, and my favorite one is number 4.......
  1. "Rejection steals the best of who I am by reinforcing the worst of what's been said to me." (ch.1)
  2. "If you want to know what's really inside a person, listen carefully to the words she speaks." (ch.1)
  3. "The mind feasts on what it focuses on. What consumes my thinking will be the making or the breaking of my identity." (ch.2)
  4. "Live from the abundant place that you are loved, and you won't find yourself begging others for scraps of love." (ch.3)
These statements have truly helped changed my thinking and perspective on rejection. Now I can't give all the details of this book away, so if you want to know more about the book, I suggest that you get yourself a copy. It is definitely worth it.

That is all for today. Have a lovely day!

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