Sharon Jaynes Enough 10 Comments

When the Devil Whispers “You’re Not Good Enough”

Have you ever felt that you were way over your head? I have–many times. My first large speaking engagement was back in the ‘90s. Why I said yes was beyond me. I had never stood up in front of more than a handful of women at my Bible study or our church’s women’s retreat. Even then, I didn’t have to …

Sharon Jaynes Confidence in Christ, Enough, Expectant Living, Living Fully 19 Comments

When You’re Afraid to Jump Into the Deep End of God’s Will

Have you ever been afraid to say “yes” to God? I have. Today I’m writing over at Proverbs 31 Ministries. I thought you could use the encouragement too. Let’s jump in together! I was sitting on the balcony, listening to excited squeals and splashes as children played in the swimming pool below. One particular little girl caught my attention. She …

Sharon Jaynes Enough, Expectant Living, Living Fully, Take Hold of the Faith You Long For, Trusting God 31 Comments

When You Feel Like Giving Up

I’m writing over at Proverbs 31 Ministries’ Encouragement for Today this morning. I wanted to share this with you too. By the way, if you haven’t been over to P31’s website, check it out! Can I make a confession? Sometimes I quit too soon. I’ve quit when what I really needed was to press on and press through. Sometimes I’ve …

Sharon Jaynes Confidence in Christ, Enough, Renewing your mind with the Truth 8 Comments

Thinking About What You’re Thinking About

What have you been thinking about for the last five minutes? Was it good? Bad? True? False? Worry? Regret? Sometimes I can do all six in one minute! In the Bible, Paul tells us to think about what we’re thinking about. Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, …

Sharon Jaynes Enough, Identity in Christ, Take Hold of the Faith You Long For 23 Comments

Comparison Kills Confidence

If there’s one thing I know it’s this: [clickandtweet handle=”” hashtag=”” related=”” layout=”” position=””]The measuring stick will get you stuck![/clickandtweet] Believe me, I’ve been stuck there many times. I wonder if you have been too. Comparison is the devil’s tool that has stopped many of us gals from stepping into our God-given destinies…and it’s time to stop! You know I’ve …

Sharon Jaynes Confidence in Christ, Enough, Renewing your mind with the Truth, Trusting God 60 Comments

When You Tell Yourself, “I Can’t Help Myself!”

Have you ever said, “I just can’t help myself!” I’ll admit, I have. I think we all have. But is that really true? Jennifer stood in front of the mirror staring at the overweight woman looking back at her. Just two years ago she’d lost 120 pounds, and now 80 of them were back. I can’t keep this weight off, …

Sharon Jaynes Dealing with Your Past, Enough 11 Comments

Don’t Sew on the Label

If you’ve ever felt like a failure, you’re not alone. We all struggle with feeling like a failure at one time or another—maybe as a mom, as a wife, as a friend, in ministry, at work, at holding our tongues, at loving the unlovable. Life brings us lots of opportunities to fail. How often have I made a simple mistake, …