“Exhale” Book Study Week 4 No More Shape-shifting, Be Yourself

Happy Friday, Friend! Can you believe you have completed four weeks of “Exhale” study! This week was a light week of reading but a deep week of “pray-cessing”.

Have you ever been a “Shape-shifter”, wanting to impress the main person in the room so bad you would change or “shift” your personality? I know I am guilty of being the person Cheri described being for a minute in her life.

I know most of my college days and into my teaching career I wanted to be noticed by the main person in the room, no matter who it was. Can I just say, exhausting! And when Cheri introduces us to two new clubs, I have to admit, I used to think I was in the 99 Club, not a club I choose to be a member of today. However, to be brutally honest there are some days still that I think I am in the 99 Club, days I think I haven’t sinned or done anything wrong. This is not something I am proud to admit, but as Cheri says:

Today, I want to be found by Jesus, Friend, because I know how easy it is to get lost on a daily basis. Boy, oh boy, what sweet joy it is, when we recognize we have wondered and Jesus finds us just where we are.

He will pick us up, our “messy, unimpressive, in-need- of- rescue, beloved selves” (“Exhale”), and bring us home. The Club of One is where it’s at my friend!

We can “be ourselves AND be loved because we are BELOVED by God”.

Click on the links below to download a cell phone and/or PC screen saver to remind you that you are BELOVED:

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Want to “Dig Deeper” this week? Check out these links:

Chapter 13: https://gritngracegirls.com/episode82/

Chapter 12: https://cherigregory.com/just-being-me/

Chapter 14: https://gritngracegirls.com/episode101/

Have you ever tried to impress someone or judged someone as an “unimpressive” person? Share in the comments to be entered in this week’s drawing!