Do you have a book you’ve read that you feel like everyone should read? For us, that book is Enough by Sharon Jaynes.
It was on our shelf 12 years ago when Mark and I were restoring our marriage. Even though it is written for a female reader, Mark read it and was profoundly changed by it. Now, it’s the number one resource we recommend to our coaching clients who struggle with self-worth.
Sharon is a dear friend of mine and although she has been on the podcast a number of times, we have not had an episode that focused on her book Enough. Today, we fix that as we talk about the core message of silencing the lies that steal your confidence.
For 10 years, Sharon served as Vice President of Proverbs 31 Ministries and she also was a co-host for their daily radio feature. She’s a speaker and the author of 26 books.
In this conversation, you’ll hear:
- Sharon’s journey that led her to write Enough
- The root of the lies we believe
- Practical ways we can replace lies with truth
- And so much more!
I know you will love this conversation with Sharon. Listen in!
Resources mentioned in this episode:
- [BOOK] Enough: Silencing the Lies that Steal Your Confidence
- Praying for Your Child From Head to Toe with Sharon Jaynes | Episode 166
- When You Don’t Like Your Story with Sharon Jaynes | Episode 33
- [BLOG] Little Foxes (and One Big One) that Can Destroy a Marriage
- [BOOK] The Search For Significance: Seeing Your True Worth Through God’s Eyes
- Connect with Sharon on her website, Facebook, or Instagram
- As a thank you for listening, get your 3 free eBooks.
My Key Takeaways:
1) Recognize “marker moments” that inform our identity. This is an exercise we like to incorporate into our marriage coaching. It involves thinking back on our childhood and identifying the big moments that inform our identity. These events and how they impact our identity are often based on a lie. It is not until we become aware of them that we can begin to unravel the core beliefs we have.
2) Realize who the enemy is. When we are struggling with confidence, our instinct may be to turn on our spouse or even our friends and point out the ways their actions made us feel. However, the real enemy is the devil himself. He started telling lies at the very beginning of Genesis. It’s important we take the time to know the truth so we are able to spot the enemy’s lies.
3) Replace the lies with the truth. It’s not enough to recognize a lie; we have to remove it and replace it with something else. It can be a difficult journey to do this, which is why we highly recommend picking up a copy of Sharon’s book! The reality is that we cannot act differently than how we think and so it is important to take the time to address what is informing our thoughts. It is not until we cling to the truth of God’s Word that we can get a clear picture of who we are and what we were created for.
Sharon Jaynes is a conference speaker and the author of 26 books. She served as vice president and radio co-host of Proverbs 31 Ministries for ten years and currently writes for their online devotions as well as teaches at She Speaks conferences. Sharon and her husband live in Weddington, North Carolina.
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