From the Publisher:
Sometimes Your Biggest Obstacle Is Yourself
You know you could do great things if you just stopped getting in your own way. But most days, self-doubt, fear, and the seductive whispers of insecurity have you second-guessing yourself–before you’ve even started.
Writer and speaker Janet Davis shows you how to break the destructive cycle of shame and self-doubt to achieve your full potential. Through lessons from her own life and examples of modern and biblical women, she reveals that every woman is called to shine, and you are no exception.
Learn how to break destructive patterns in order to live out your purpose in God’s kingdom, bringing the sense of fulfillment you’ve been longing for.
Study questions also make this a great book for women’s small groups.
10 Quotes from My Own Worst Enemy:
#1 – “With our nurturing nature, we can probably tell you what every person in the room (or at least in our family) needs and perhaps even what they want, where they excel, and what they might be struggling with, but we usually cannot answer those questions for ourselves.”
#2 – “Like so many of us, Martha was so focused on doing that she did not recognize the state of her being.”
#3 – “A wise woman once told me to listen most closely to the things you cannot not do: there you will find your passion and your gift.”
#4 – “In order to move away from fear, we move toward the traits that God has placed within us that are even more true and real than the circumstances that scare us.”
#5 – “Shame is often the reason we hide and wall ourselves off from others. It isolates us and makes us believe that we are the only ‘defective’ ones… Counterintuitively, shame often has little do with actual moral guilt.”
#6 – “Because we are living beings, God is continually moving us toward new growth. In that process, we are often called to question our unthinking or autopilot modes of being, our default patterns, our ruts, and our habits, whatever those might be.”
#7 – “One common form of self-sabotage I observe in my own life and with many women is an overwhelming feeling of shame after a moment of goodness and shining.”
#8 – “Few of us experience loss in the extreme way that Naomi [Ruth 1.3-5] did. Yet it is that very extremity that helps us see more clearly the path this wise woman took toward healing, how she masterfully entered her grief, allowing her life to be re-created in the midst of loss rather than sabotaging the remainder of her life through trying to avoid her overwhelming pain.”
#9 – “Who knows what God may do for us when we, too, date to re-create our lives after loss!”
#10 – “Will we let the greatness of the Most High God come close enough to overshadow our fragile souls, to impregnate us with seeds of inspiration for magnificent, creative, holy, brilliantly shining, and newly born kingdom work? Will we dare to say yes to God?”
Learn how to overcome self-doubt and self-sabotage as Janet Davis explores the lives of women in the Bible and helps readers to apply truths from the Word of God to their own lives.
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Disclosure: Bethany House Publishers provided me with a copy of My Own Worst Enemy in exchange for my honest review.