Sharon Jaynes Enough, Identity in Christ, Take Hold of the Faith You Long For 28 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, Expectant Living, Take Hold of the Faith You Long For 134 Comments

You’ve Got the Power

I’m loving your comments and emails about how the message of Enough: Silencing the Lies that Steal Your Confidence is encouraging you! Keep em’ coming’. Congratulations to  Angela Pritchard, the winner of the Enough bracelet from last week’s blog. That was so much fun, I’m doing it again. Scroll down to the bottom and enter a comment to win.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Confidence in Christ, Dealing with Your Past, Expectant Living, Living Fully, Take Hold of the Faith You Long For, Uncategorized 83 Comments

You Are Worth More

I’m sharing a devotion over at Proverbs 31 Ministries today. I wanted to share this with you too. Here’s what I want you to know: You are worth more!

As a little girl, I never felt I was worth very much.

I always felt I wasn’t pretty enough, smart enough or good enough. I sensed my parents tolerated me but certainly didn’t delight in me.   Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Confidence in Christ, Renewing your mind with the Truth, Take Hold of the Faith You Long For 47 Comments

When the Big Bad Bully Messes With You and Yours

Being from North Carolina, I love the old black-and-white episodes of The Andy Griffith Show. (And no, we don’t all talk like that.) In one episode, the neighborhood bully is picking on Andy’s boy, Opie. This blond-headed newcomer taunts and makes fun of Opie until he feels like a total loser.

Opie’s ashamed of his own cowardice and embarrassed in front of his friends.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Confidence in Christ, Living Fully, Take Hold of the Faith You Long For 163 Comments

Comparison Kills Confidence…Don’t Do It

If there’s one thing I know it’s this: the measuring stick will get you stuck! Comparison is the devil’s tool that has kept many of us gals from stepping into our God-given destinies…and it’s time to stop!

I hung out with Moses by the burning bush for about a year, and he taught me a lot about how to get back your confidence.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes A Sudden Glory, Expectant Living, Living Fully, Take Hold of the Faith You Long For 30 Comments

How to Shrink Your Problems

I want to see God today. Don’t you? What I’ve discovered is that there is nothing that will shut my eyes to seeing God’s presence and working in my life than ingratitude.

Ingratitude leaves us groping about in the dark for what will never satisfy the longings of the soul. The cure comes in capsules of praise, thanksgiving,  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Confidence in Christ, Expectant Living, Living Free, Living Fully, Take Hold of the Faith You Long For, Trusting God 3 Comments

Living in God’s Yes and Best

“I can do everything through him (Jesus) who gives me strength,” (Philippians 4:13 NIV).

Several years ago, my husband and I decided to go zip lining on the island of Kauai. After being jostled and tossed like ragdolls in the back of a retired army jeep, we finally made it to the top of the mountain from which we were going to zip down—risking life and limb I might add.  Read more…