This post is continuation about the book, Grace for the Good Girl by Emily P. Freeman. #TheSame Page started reading this book a few months ago. I finished Grace for the Good girl just last week. ((I cannot recommend this book enough. Such a truth-filled, amazing read, especially if you've struggled with living a life full of high expectations + perfectionism.))
It's been difficult to write out some of my thoughts that are lingering. I knew that I wanted to wrap up my thoughts about the book, but I also wanted to sit with them for a little while and just be quiet. I wanted to allow everything to soak in.
Before this book, I was constantly exhausted and left wondering what I was missing in my life and in myself. Why I couldn't just be better, accomplish more, and be more disciplined? I thought I was missing something that everyone else had.
Before this book, I met any concern or struggle with a fix and a lot of worry. Almost like a quick bandaid that wouldn't stay put for too long.
Before this book, my relationship with God was extremely surface level. I had a deep thirst and longing for Him, but I felt like I just couldn't meet un-said expectations. As much as I wanted to connect with God, I often prayed, read, and journaled with my focus turned inward instead of outward. It was often done out of obligation.
Before this book, I was a different person on the outside than on the inside. I had a closet full of masks. I rarely let people in and I would allow other people + situations to determine what mask I wore when.
This book ministered my soul so deeply. It took biblical truth and explained things in a way that allowed me to see + understand God's heart and intentions.
This book allowed me to change my tight, clenched fists into open hands.
Interested in participating in the next #TheSamePage book? Check out both Rachael and Blair's blogs for information!