Every once in awhile a book comes along that just kind of smacks you in the face.
In a good way, I mean.
Unglued by Lysa TerKeurst is one of those books for me. Unglued spoke to me because I felt like I could have written it (except for the fact that I couldn’t have, ha ha ha). This is the book that held a mirror up to my face and made me see parts of myself that I didn’t want to admit out loud existed. But the funny thing is that it felt so good to know that I was not alone! You can read my review of Unglued, the book, here.
Today, I’m happy to tell you about the Unglued Devotional! YAY! I am jumping-up-and-down-excited about this little book, because it is changing my life on a daily basis, and that’s is no lie. Unglued moments happen in our lives, every day. I don’t have to list examples. I’m sure you can think of a time or two in the last day or so when your patience wore so thin that you felt like you were dangling over the precipice of insanity. One false move and you were going to lose it. Or maybe you did. Wouldn’t you like those moments to be fewer and farther between, because they can be! I’m living proof. Even though it seems as though my children are bent on sending me over the edge as often and as quickly as they can, I am learning that I am in control of my reactions, not them. That is empowering, though difficult at times.
One of the hardest things for me is swallowing my pride when it comes to having my feelings hurt by my husband. Let’s be honest. The majority of the time our husbands have no idea that they have said something to hurt us, although I know at times we are intentionally hurtful to each other. It is natural for me to put my stubborn pride first. Why should I apologize when I’m the one who has been hurt, right? I want to make my voice heard. I want my hurt to be known and I want to be apologized to. But guess what? There’s another stubborn person on the other end of the conflict who doesn’t want to give in either. Lysa struggles with the same feelings, which makes me love this book even more. She suggests this…
Only God can rein in my natural reactions.
He is my primary source of power, love, and self-discipline.
Is it really possible to make emotions work for us instead of against us? I’m telling you what- I’m beginning to believe that it is and the Unglued Devotional is what is making a believer out of me. Based completely on the word of God, Lysa takes me through a 60 days of imperfect progress, teaching me to:
- Live in the grace of making imperfect progress even on those days when my emotions throw me for a loop.
- Be a more positive role model to my family and coworkers as I shift from overreacting to speaking life-giving words.
- Know with confidence how to resolve conflict in my closest relationships.
Would you benefit from a book like this?
How about a giveaway?
Today Lysa will be giving away a great prize package (that’s right… package!) to one Southern Institute reader! Here is what’s included:
- Unglued book
- Unglued devotional
- Set of 4 Unglued key tags
- $5 Starbucks gift card
Isn’t that a great giveaway? What a blessing to have Unglued and the Unglued Devotional as companion books, reading them together and making imperfect progress that will change your life. I’m so excited to give this away today, because I know what a blessing it will be to the winner! To enter, use the Rafflecopter widget below and I’ll email the winner shortly after the giveaway ends.
I received a free copy of this book for review. However, I am imperfect and the opinions expressed in this post are completely honest and totally my own.