A lesson in finding peace at a picnic table
Tonight I drove to our team Bible study without spilling the pitcher of lemonade or the bowl of popcorn. And I was only five minutes late.
That was the most put together and organized I’ve felt since arriving on campus almost a month ago.
I thought I’d float into my senior year with ease...
Did you know...
Between the ages 8 and 14, girls' confidence levels drop by 30%?
Between their tween and teen years, their confidence that other people like them drops by 46%?
Three in four girls worry about failing, and more than half feel the need to be perfect?
Between ages 12 and 14, the percentage of girls who say they're not allowed to fail increases by 150%?**ypulse survey - Confidence Code for Girls
Girls are everywhere are living afraid and ashamed, and that worries me. A lot. Fear and shame are the two biggest strongholds in our lives. They stop us from living into who God created us to be and fulfilling the missions He gave uniquely to each one of us.
I've worked with so many girls over the years and most of their problems—poor decisions, unhealthy relationships, big regrets, and a feeling of loneliness—all stem from this lack of confidence and purpose. That's why I wrote Semester Together.
God has done too much for me to not share it with my younger sisters in Christ. He's been my confidence and hope for so long and I want others to know this same peace and purpose. That's what this book is for. In this devotional, I share personal stories and Scriptures that taught me more about myself and the God who made me.
We'll talk about:
what it means to have a relationship with Christ
God's great love for us & knowing His heart
handling social media, grades, fears, failures, and relationships
our purpose and how God is calling us to live