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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. Holley!!! As I was reading this, almost with every sentence, my spirit was shouting, “Yes! This is it!” Thank you for sharing a little tweak of perspective that reorients our thinking in a big way. It reminds me to ask myself the question, “Am I centering on myself or Jesus?” BIG difference <3. Love and appreciate you SO much.

  2. Beautiful and insightful, Holley!
    And words of wisdom that we can put into practical use! I don’t even have a social platform…but I have a God Platform! He has instilled in me an humble heart and I do try to do little things with His great love in me. Bless you, sweet friend in Christ!

  3. In January of this year I decided to take a hiatus from social media. Then I took Holley’s course, Heal After You’re Hurt, and it was just the thing my broken heart needed.

    A few weeks ago I foolishly decided to take a peek at social media. Those old wounds, just below the surface, were cut wide open again.

    Now, I’m telling myself on repeat many of the lessons learned in Holley’s course. And, I’m staying away from social media!

  4. I will confess to thinking some of the same thoughts of inadequacy about myself. This certainly is some good advice and helps knowing I am not alone in this. So, thank you.

    • I have learned that when my focus goes to insecurities ( that is broken focus) it is because I am attaching ( buying into lies) my identity to a unstable foundation. I have to pivot ( renew my mind with God’s Word) and redirect and that is to my identity “In Christ ” Reject the lies and replace them with the truth of God’s Word. I find scriptures and insert my name in them such as being fearfully and wonderfully made being the righteousness of God the head not the tail and so on. We cast down anything that is in opposition of what God said about us! 🙂 Casting down is rejecting and redirecting those thoughts. Also in reflection I ask God why do I feel like that? Asking God to come into those inner parts of my life asking Him to heal them and comfort me instead of reaching for and hanging onto the prideful untruths as a vice.

  5. Holley, this is SO on point! The comparison game began when Eve took the fruit so she could be LIKE God and Satan loves to keep us at the gameboard. Just as salvation is a simple gift the proper use of anything is asking the right question…What did God do?
    Blessings! (((0)))

  6. “Quality of our faithfulness not quality of our accomplishments” AND that “God is looking for people doing little things with great love,”WOW!
    Powerful words and thoughts and I thank you for sharing them

  7. This is awesome words of encouragement. I find myself thinking exactly that I am not doing enough, but I know even my little drop in the ocean is making a difference in the lives around me. A little change goes a long way in the arms of God.

  8. Thank you Holly for these encouraging words. I too have taken a break from social media, a long one. Since breaking my hip and femur and also with a bad back I am not able to do what I used to do, but I can pray and I do pray for our family, friends and neighbors. God’s richest blessings be on you all!

  9. This—we need more words like this, reminding us that bigger is not better in God’s economy. He’s always using the small ones, the ones who are willing to trust him in the hidden places where no one else is watching. Thank you for these powerful, freeing words!

  10. Holley,
    Yes and Yes! With Jesus we are more than enough. Comparison will not steal our Joy!
    Thank you for your wisdom Holley. Your outlook is just what I needed today!

  11. Wow, this devotional is perfect timing. I have been adjusting how much time I spend on social media because I kept comparing my journey to others. And I just wrote a poem about not feeling enough, but God tells us we are enough!

  12. Holley,

    It’s easy to get discouraged when we see others doing more & bigger things than us. Truth is God doesn’t care who does what. He created us unique & vastly different. He is looking for willing & humble hearts to do His will. For example: Each Friday you can find me at Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry. I’m packing food boxes, putting meals together, washing/drying dishes sweeping floor cleaning up-whatever needs to be done. Also help out when they have fundraisers. Volunteer with Recovery Soldiers by buying them needed items & assisting in cooking some when the church feeds them once a month. One of my favorite things to do is pick names off the Senior angel tree (senior citizens) & buy gifts for them. It warms my heart to know that they will have some gifts to open & also know that someone cares for them.

    Blessings 🙂