My Broken Prayer

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Dear God,

I’m tired. I’m hurting. How can this be happening again? Why are You allowing this pain?

I don’t want to be broken. I want to be whole. I know this is an unrealistic expectation during this lifetime, but I want to be without this ache in my soul. I don’t want another heartache.

Haven’t I been through enough in my life?

I confess God I get angry, very angry because You allow me to walk through these painful trials … yet again.

I’m sorry.

God, how can I live in constant peace in this broken place?

Is that attainable?

Truth is I’m sad … I’m devastated.

I want to fix this with my own hands, in my own strength. The only way I know how to do that is to simply lift my hands up to You with what little strength I have left in me.

Tears soak my face. Dripping on my laptop. The need to understand dissolves.

Thank you God.

I receive Your peace now. I will rest in your constant peace.

Do you have a broken prayer? I would love join you in prayer today. Leave a comment below.

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Miracles Happen In This Secret Place

Where is your secret place that you meet with God? Where do you feel most connected to God? This place where I meet with God is my little sanctuary.

A little over 5 years ago I remember being right here on this trail. I was undergoing chemotherapy and I had no idea how sick I was going to end up … in a coma on life support. I remember thinking as I walked the trail that the one thing I had for certain was God and His promises to me.

No matter what, God is faithful to the very end.

Let me know where is your sanctuary? Ann how has God been faithful in your life? Everyone who comments will be entered to win a copy of Your Life Still Counts by Tracie Miles. Winner announced Thursday.

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I was sweating bullets!

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I frantically paced the bathroom floor.

Back and forth, back and forth as I rubbed my sweaty palms together.

Breathe. You just need to remember to breathe Linda.

It was almost time for me to enter the classroom for the very first time and I thought I was going to have a panic attack.

This is totally crazy! Why in the world am I freaking out? I speak in front of people all the time. Why is this any different?

Honestly, I was puzzled by how I was physically reacting. I could literally hear my heart beating and I even felt light-headed.

I signed up over a month ago to take a class on public speaking and I was actually very excited about it. It was going to be fun and I was going to learn some new tips for engaging with my audience.

My talks were going to be recorded over the next two days and three exceptional speaking coaches would give me valuable feedback.

And therein lies the problem. FEEDBACK!

Anticipating feedback is what got me all bent out of shape. It sent me into the crazy land of what will “they” think about me. I could not believe it, but that sneaky little insecurity bug had bit me once again.

Insecurity is my nemesis. I would give anything to never deal with it again but for some reason it’s one of those things I’ve battled with my entire life.

And what’s even worse is that I just wrote a blog post about this very same thing a few weeks ago.

I wish I could tell you that I took my own advice from that blog and envisioned everyone’s opinions bouncing right off of me as I immersed myself in the holy truth, that I am a talented and gifted daughter of the Most High King. But that would be a BIG FAT LIE!

Nope for the 2 days I was in class I was sweating bullets. I was pretty much a ball of nervous energy. Yep! Little miss Christian Life Coach here really needed to take some of my own advice.

Driving home Friday evening after my last class I was exhausted. I wanted nothing more than to go straight to bed and pull the covers over my head. All my insecurities had just about sucked the life out of me. Seriously! I am not kidding.

I was disappointed that I had struggled so much over the course of a 48 hour period. While I was in class, I really didn’t felt comfortable in my own skin and I sure as heck never landed in my sweet spot while I was speaking. I just felt like a mess.

It’s five days later as I’m writing this blog post and boy oh boy have I gained a new perspective on this whole experience! If you would have asked me last week what my take away was from stepping outside my comfort zone I might have told you, don’t do it! EVER! I’m sure of it.

But today I can say with 100% confidence that I am so stinkin proud of myself for pushing through my fears and leaning into discomfort.

After this experience of stretching myself and stepping waaaay outside my comfort zone, I have a much greater awareness of myself. I learned when you are confident, it radiates through your every word, mannerisms and how you carry yourself. And when I stay connected to my one true source (God) I am the most authentic true self I can possibly be.

Let me tell you, focusing on our imperfections is down right exhausting! And I believe that’s another reason why this class was so hard for me.

But looking back I can now see that when we choose to focus on our strengths, boldness and security we blossom into exactly who God created us to be! With confidence I can say that is where God has me today as I write this post. 

I’m challenging you dear reader to examine where you are in life and where you want to be? Are you willing to step outside your comfort zone? What will be the cost of not stretching yourself?

Leave me a comment and you will be entered to WIN a copy of Your Life Still Counts by Tracie MilesAlso be sure to sign up here for our YLSC Online Bible Study. Watch our webcast below to learn more.

Journal with God: Write in your journal asking God to show you His holy truth about who you are in His eyes. After journaling, read over what He spoke. Spend some time receiving these truths allowing them to soak deep in your heart.

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I Was So Nervous!

When have you been nervous lately? What are you doing to stretch yourself to grow and learn?

If we stay in our comfort zone and don’t allow ourselves to get antsy or uncomfortable at times we will remain stuck in our lives and not grow.

Because of putting myself “out there” in a recent public speaking class, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to coach you in this area.

Let me know where you are stretching yourself so that you can grow? Or what is that one thing you need to do to get outside your comfort zone? As your coach I want to challenge you to dig deep and explore what it will be like to put yourself out there. Imagine how awesome you will feel after facing your fears and investing in yourself!

Everyone who comments will be entered to WIN a copy of Your Life Still Counts by Tracie Miles. Also be sure to sign up here for our YLSC Online Bible Study. Watch our webcast below to learn more.

Journal with God: Write a note to God in your journal. Tell Him what you are most afraid of when you start to imagine yourself stepping outside your comfort zone. Ask Him to show you where you might need to stretch yourself so that you can grow into all He has created you to be. 

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Join Me in a free LIVE WEBCAST Monday!

11015904_10205579814203549_1357628432_nI’m thrilled to be a part of Tracie Mile’s Online Bible Study Team for her latest book Your Life Still Counts. Join us (Tracie Miles, Leah DiPascal, Bonnie Wallace & myself) Monday night to find out more about this exciting life changing study!

A note from Tracie Miles: “If you have a particular shame, regret, hurt, tragedy or painful memory that has weighed on your heart for far too long, always preventing you from believing you are loved and treasured by God. This study is for you. Or maybe deep down, you honestly believe your past prevents you from being priceless to God, that He sees no value in you, and that you surely don’t have a divine purpose. If so, I want to invite you to join in the Your Life Still Counts Study.

Or maybe, you just want to dig deep into God’s Word and focus on how much He loves you, and begin striving for the plan and purpose He has for your life. Maybe you are longing for some motivation to take that leap of faith and pursue those nudges God has been whispering to your spirit! I hope you will consider joining in too.

You see, this isn’t a study about any particular pain or experience – it is a study about real life, real issues, real hurts, forgiveness, redemption, healing, transformation, peace, joy, motivation and the excitement of discovering a divine purpose we never even realized God had qualified us for.” Click here to sign up for the bible study.

Have your ever participated in an online bible study? If so what do you love about an online community? Everyone who comments will be entered to WIN a copy of Tracie’s book, Your Life Still Counts. 

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You Must Know This

I love you to the moon and back!

Today I want to say thank you for inspiring me to keep moving forward and speaking life and encouragement into the hearts of women all over the world. You are why I do what I do every single week. YOU. MATTER. TO. ME. Thank you for doing life with me. It’s a privilege to connect with you each week.

I love praying for you. Let me know how I can today. Everyone who comments will be entered to when a signed copy of Your Life Still Counts by Tracie Miles. Sign up for Tracie’s FREE Your Life Still Counts Online Bible Study here!

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Journal with God: Reflect on how God has shown you over your lifetime how He loves you to the moon and back. Write a letter of gratitude in your journal to Him. 

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Make It A Priority {Giveaway WINNER Announced}

What are you doing to make the most out of your time today?

What are you choosing to make a priority?

Usually if we don’t put it on our schedule it will not get done. I want to encourage you to be intentional with your time and plan your day.

Leave me a comment and let me know what are you doing to make the most out of your time today?

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Are “they” Really That Important?

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What will “they” think?

Will “they” like me?

Will “they” approve of me?

Will “they” reject me?

Will “they” love me?

Will “they” hate me?

Will “they” agree with me?

Will “they” disagree with me?

“They” can keep me up at night, tossing and turning, trying to figure out what “they” think.

Every time that darn insecurity bug bites me it sends me into the crazy land of “they”.

Obsessing over what “they” think about me.

Have you ever struggled with such ridiculous thinking?

A few weeks ago when I was talking with my therapist (and yes I have a therapist and a life coach … there’s a big difference between the two) I came up with a great idea on how to protect myself from being consumed with “they”, aka other people’s opinions about me.

Sitting on her big comfy couch my therapist asked me to describe who I was. Not who everyone else says I am, but who I truly am as a 40-year old woman.

As tears trickled down my cheeks I could feel myself becoming lighter, more vibrate, and full of life as I expressed the beautiful unique person that God created.

I am compassionate, loving, strong, courageous, beautiful, giving …

As I expressed the truth from my heart I envisioned all the opinions of others bouncing off of me. 

All opinions, all words … good, bad, indifferent, kind, mean, shocking, thoughtful …. None of the words were able to land on me. They just bounced off of me.

Instead of allowing those words to penetrate my soul and take root, I was filled with who God says I am, the absolute pure truth.

I decided that day that those are the only words that are allowed to consume me. I don’t need words to puff my ego up and tell me how good I am and I certainly don’t need words to tear me down.

Now I’m not saying we should not receive words of love and compassion from others. By all means we are made for relationship and expressing thoughtful words to one another. This is part of the beautiful gift of life we live.

What I am saying is that we must guard our hearts before allowing anything to come in. Make sure the words that are spoken align with who God says we are before opening ourselves up to every thought, word, or opinion that comes our way.

Proverbs 4:32 says it beautifully, “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it”.

Have you struggled with opinions from others before? I would love to hear from you in the comments below. Everyone who comments will be entered to WIN a special devotional book from Lysa TerKeurst, What Happens When Women Say Yes to God. Winner announced Feb. 28.

Journal with God: Write in your journal all the words that have been hurting your heart. Maybe even the people who have said those words to you. Then ask God to reveal His truth to you. Write down who God says’ you are, the beautiful truth.

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Reaching for God Instead of Food {and a Giveaway}

Life doesn’t have to be chaotic when uncertainty arises.

I want to share with you my experience of walking through a recent health scare. As you can imagine when a doctor is concerned with my health it frightens me because of going through cancer and a near death experience several years back.

But I was amazed at how I managed to have God’s supernatural peace while life felt pretty chaotic when I thought I might be sick again!

Philippians 4:6-7 tells us, Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

This passage took root in my life and literally gave me supernatural peace and strength as I waited several days on test results. I believe the reason I was able to experience God’s peace that surpasses all understanding is because of two reasons:

  1. God is God and He can do anything!
  2. Because I did not run to food to comfort or numb myself from feeling so afraid. 

Running to food is a normal reaction when I’m feeling scared. Because I was not overloaded with sugar I was able to experience God’s peace on a much deeper level than ever before.

If you struggle with reaching for something other than God when you’re feeling afraid, I want to encourage you to stop and seek God’s presence before running to food, shopping, work, friends …

I would love to hear what things you might run to before seeking God first. Everyone who comments will be entered to WIN a special devotional book from Lysa TerKeurst, What Happens When Women Say Yes to God. Winner announced Feb. 28.

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Journal with God: Write to God in your journal and tell Him all the things you are letting go of before seeking Him first. *From my journal: Dear God, I’m tired of eating to comfort myself. I’m choosing to stop living out of my emotions and sit with this pain long enough to allow you to intervene and comfort me. Thank you Jesus for your healing. 

*New client waiting list: I do schedule a brief call prior to accepting new clients to determine if we will be a good fit to work together. I will have a few openings mid March. Click here to schedule a time. Due to limited availability appointments fill up fast.

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What clients have to say about their personal coaching experience? Read here.  

How Your Core Values Keep You Accountable {and a giveaway!}

It’s so exciting to see how great everyone is doing on accountability this month. I love hearing from you. Thank you for all your emails. Your motivation keeps me motivated!

On a recent blog post I wrote, “Accountability oozes from our core values”. For example one of my core values is honesty. Because honesty is a core value of mine, when I tell someone I will do something, that means I will do it. That is why accountability works when it’s connected to my core values.

There are hundreds of core values. I would love to hear what your core values are in the comments below. Everyone who comments will be entered to WIN a special devotional book from Lysa TerKeurst, What Happens When Women Say Yes to God. Winner announced Feb. 28.

Here’s a list of core values to select from (but not limited to): Love, Obedience, Patience, Quality, Security, Inspiring Others, Family, Accomplishment, Trust, Recognition, Peace, Mentoring, Wellness, Loyalty, Service, Honesty, Humor, Integrity, Faith, Fun, Respect, Persistence, Community, Creativity, Encouragement, Order, Nurturing, Excellence, Courage, Honor, Joy, Authenticity, Elegance.

Journal with God: Write in your journal all of your core values. Reflect on the many ways God has used these values throughout your life as a gift to you and to serve others. 

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*New client waiting list: I do schedule a brief call prior to accepting new clients to determine if we will be a good fit to work together. I will have a few openings early March. Click here to schedule a time. Due to limited availability appointments fill up fast.

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Linda Kuhar is a Certified Christian Life Coach, Board Certified Life Coach, Certified Human Behavior Consultant, Author, Speaker and Mentor. Click here to learn more about coaching with Linda & frequently asked questions about the experience.

What clients have to say about their personal coaching experience? Read here.