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Holley Gerth is a Wall Street Journal bestselling author, counselor, and life coach. Her newest release is The Powerful Purpose of Introverts: Why the World Needs You to Be You. She's also wife to Mark, Mom to Lovelle, and Nana to Eula and Clem.

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  1. Thank you I really needed this today. I needed to remember who I am not the pressures I am under define me in Gods eyes.

  2. Holley,

    Growing up I allowed my circumstances to define me. Make a mistake or do something stupid then I’m stupid, dumb. It took God a long time & a really great preacher & wife to teach me otherwise. Like so many I was a Christian because I went to church & got involved. It has only been in the last 3-5 years that I learned my true identity is in Christ. I am a beloved daughter of almighty God. He loved me enough to send His only son to die a horrible death & is awaiting my homecoming. Thankful my identity is secure in Christ Jesus.

    Blessings 🙂

  3. Thank you Holley for blessing us with your beautiful words. They made me think of Max Lucado’s book ‘You Are Special,’ with labels being like the dots and stars in Wemmicksville.

    I’m so thankful that our identity is secure in our Loving Lord. And that He sees us as we really are: His child whom He dearly loves.

    May God bless you.

  4. So we’ll written & well timed for myself & others in my life. Thanks for giving me perfect words to encourage us! Blessings.

  5. Holly thank you for that. I have in the past found it hard to believe what God says about. I have to sometimes listen. I have not done it for a while to The ,”Father Love Letter” on YouTube. It really tells me who I am in Jesus. That he knew me even before I born. That is amazing. Plus even the very hairs on my head are numbered. I love what it says with a love that is so precious. Sure Jesus loves us all. That much he went to Calvary for us. She’d his presious blood for all man kind. That is just amazing. As John 3 verse 16 says. “For God So Loved the World He that He gave his Only Begotten Son that Whoever Believes in Him Should not Perish But Have EVERLASTING LIFE”. How amazing is that. God did that for all us. To prove He Loves us. My Salvation Army Offer once said to me Dawn you remember you are A” Daughter of The King. That king is Jesus”. That goes for all us. So I have to not put that label on myself and say I am no good. It doesn’t matter what People think of me. It is what Jesus thinks that matters. As I am not popular. I don’t want to be. But don’t have many friends. One that lives about 12 miles away from me. I hardly ever see her. But she is just lovely. Plus two that live 86 miles away from me now in Belfast. They used to live on 15 miles away from me. When there late Dad was a Minister. They are brilliant. As well. But at times because I don’t see theses friends that often. To go for coffee or prayer walks and Bible studies together. I sometimes get down. As I would like even though I am Married. A friend to do this with. But I have to remember what God showed me. Dawn you have the best friend of all who will never leave you. He is by yourside at all times. He is my son Jesus. Like the song you get it on YouTube. “What a friend we have in Jesus” That is so true. We have a the best friend of all Jesus. So I do that when God reminds me of that. Stop Grumbling. Plus I say Dawn what more do you want or need. So I have to not put on that lable that why me why does no one want to be my friend. Expect the friends I have. That I hardly ever see. Say thank you God for reminding me of this. That I have the best friend ever. That is his son Jesus. I am so thankful for that. Thank you Holly for what you shared Love it. Love Dawn keeping you all incourage in my prayers. Xx

  6. Oh, how I needed this! This renewed my spirit today! Thank you! My circumstances is making me weary, but God’s word strengthens me. Praise God! Praise His holy name. I will trust in him and him alone. I will lift mine eyes into the hills from whence comes my help. My help comes from the Lord who created heaven and earth. Amen!

  7. Oh, Holly, thank you for your post today! it was a blessing. My husband and I are in in the middle of covid right now, but the Lord has sustained us thus far and trusting He is continuing to heal completely. So very grateful!

  8. G’day thanks I needed to read this regarding my circumstances don’t define who I really am thank you Julie Hennessey.