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Faith Over Fear

with Jennifer Slattery, Jodie Bailey and Shellie Arnold

Episode 6: Moving Past the Fear of Insignificance

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God created us for a purpose, and our purpose can only be found in Him. Whenever we seek significance apart from Him, we end up feeling incomplete. They cannot fill our core need to find our place in a story that extends far beyond us.

Many of us understand, at least intellectually, that we were created to know Christ and make Him known. But when everyone else seems to be living such glamorous or effective and efficient lives and we feel stuck in the tedium of parenthood or our normal career responsibilities, it’s easy to lose sight of this. In this episode, Jennifer Slattery and Grace Fox discuss truths that can move us from fear of insignificance to a deeply satisfying purpose.

Resources:
The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness by Timothy Keller
Moving from Fear to Freedom: A Woman's Guide to Peace by Grace Fox.
Wholly Loved Living Loved Conference. (Find information HERE.)

Contact Jennifer through her website HERE to have her speak at your next women’s event.
Contact Grace through her website HERE to book her for your next women’s event.
Find Grace Fox at GraceFox.com
Find her on Facebook HERE.

Group Discussion Questions:
1. Consider your times of striving. What do you think motivates your behavior?
2. In your typical day, whose voice do you give more credence to, God’s or other humans’? Why do you think this is?
3. Why is it important for us to recognize our purpose extends beyond our current roles?
4. How might our expression of our purpose change, based on our seasons or circumstances?
5. How can you live out your purpose to know God and make Him known this week?
March 26, 2020
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Meet Your Hosts
Jennifer Slattery is an author, speaker, and ministry leader passionate about helping God's children reach their full potential and live fully surrendered to Christ. Find her online at https://www.JenniferSlatteryLivesOutLoud.com.
Jodie Bailey is a Carolina girl who believes in the transformational power of the story when God is allowed to hold the pen. As an Army wife, she developed a love for serving and speaking to other Army spouses as a Protestant Women of the Chapel study leader, a Family Readiness Group leader, and an Army Family Team Building instructor. She began her writing career by creating content for PWOC’s international e100 women’s study and contributing to military family devotions and blogs. She is also a multi-published inspirational fiction author. Jodie lives in North Carolina with her husband, her daughter, and two dogs. You can stop by and say hi at http://www.jodiebailey.com.
As a writer and speaker, Shellie Arnold has published articles, written weekly devotional curriculum, taught at writers’ conferences, spoken at homeschooling events, and conducted classes, seminars, and retreats for various church groups. A home school mom of over twenty years, she knows the unique challenges stay-at-home moms face. As a sexual abuse survivor, she understands the long-term effects trauma can have, even for believers. She has three published novels: The Spindle Chair, Sticks and Stones, and Abide With Me, all of which depict the “perfect storms” in marriage - what happens when our weaknesses hit head-on, and we’re both left wondering if anything can be salvaged. Visit her at http://www.shelliearnold.com.
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