Uninvited

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Uninvited by Lysa TerKeurst

A book review.
Let me start off by saying that I’ve never considered myself a huge reader. In my family, that would be my mom. She is the one who originally purchased this book for me.  I was hesitant about reading it at first, but after chapter one I was hooked and it turned out being one of the best books I’ve ever read. It truly made a difference for me in having a positive outlook in all situations I encounter. This helped me overcome fear and rejection while learning to live loved.
The book opens with the motto ‘living loved and loving yourself’ even with all of the quirks and strange features that make you, YOU. If you’re like me, I am an awful over-thinker and I embarrass myself on the reg. Through this book, I have learned to love myself for who I am and never try to be someone I’m not. At the end of the day everyone just wants to be around someone who is real, right?

Some chapters discuss letting go of your well planned future and accepting that God’s plan might be different than what you had in mind.
Towards the middle it discusses rejection and why it hurts so much and how to deal with it.
I even contemplated my blog for quite some time because I was scared of what people are going to think. I knew some would have negative comments and I wasn’t sure if I could deal with the rejection after putting so much effort into something I loved. I quickly realized rejection can enforce negative thoughts about myself, but it was up to me to not let it steal my joy. So, here we are, blog and all.
Towards the end of the book, it states how to stop running from pain and start embracing it. Only by doing this, will you truly be able to forgive and move on from situations/people, which have hurt you.
It also covers topics on dealing with problems in a social media driven society, jealousy, and the enemy’s plan against you.
It is definitely a book I recommend for everyone to read. I give it 5 stars.
X, ej

 

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