Sharon Jaynes Enough, Expectant Living, Living Fully, Take Hold of the Faith You Long For, Trusting God 35 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.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Confidence in Christ, Enough 212 Comments

What Do You See When You Look In The Mirror?

This devotion is running over at Proverbs 31 Ministries today. I wanted to share it with you as well. It’s THE truth that changed my life. I’m giving away a FREE copy of my book Enough: Silencing the Lies that Steal Your Confidence at the end, so leave a comment and join the conversation.

I was in the sixth grade when I first ventured into the House of Mirrors at my hometown county fair—a mere 12 years old.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Enough, Identity in Christ, Take Hold of the Faith You Long For 25 Comments

Comparison Kills Confidence

If there’s one thing I know it’s this:

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 been camping out with Moses by the burning bush for over a year while writing Take Hold of the Faith You Long For.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Confidence in Christ, Enough, Renewing your mind with the Truth, Trusting God 65 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,  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Dealing with Your Past, Enough 13 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,  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Confidence in Christ, Dealing with Your Past, Enough, Living Free, Living Fully 25 Comments

If You’ve Messed Up, You’re In Good Company

 When is the last time you messed up? I mean really messed up? Mine was last week.

When I trip and fall, I have a decision to make: stay in the dirt and grovel in defeat or get back up and keep moving forward.

Many women are living in silent defeat, comparing themselves to other women who likewise are living in silent defeat.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Dealing with Your Past, Enough, Living Free, Living Fully, Renewing your mind with the Truth 45 Comments

Being Grateful Amid Disappointment

What do you do when life just falls apart?

I wish I could tell you each time life throws me a curveball, I strike up a chorus of “It Is Well with My Soul.” I wish I could tell you that when my baby died, I hummed “Jesus Loves Me.” Or that when the pregnancy test came back negative for the thirty-sixth time,  Read more…