Book Excerpt (and a Giveaway!): Enough of Me by Priscilla Peters

Posted May 19, 2018 by meezcarrie in Christian, giveaway, nonfiction / 2 Comments


Enough of Me blitz

Welcome to the Enough of Me blog blitz and giveaway, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

enough of meTitle: Enough of Me: Winning the Tug-of-War Between Our Flesh and Our Mission, an 8-Week Bible Study
Author: Priscilla Peters
Publisher: Ambassador International
Release Date: May 11, 2018
Genre: Christian, NonFiction, Bible Study

I’m living the dream in my fancy-pants world, and I’ve got the Instagram feed to prove it.

Who am I kidding? I’m literally holding it together with one more cup of coffee, yesterday’s dry shampoo, and a prayer.

So I finally said enough. Enough of me. I’m bidding farewell to chasing emptiness and exchanging it for more of Jesus.

If we agree with Paul in Acts 20:24 that our lives are worth nothing unless we use them for finishing the work of telling others the Good News – where are we in our quest to get busy for Jesus? In our world of hashtags, hair color, and having it all together, chances are we aren’t accomplishing much.

Enough of Me is an 8-week Bible study for women focused on what God’s Word has to say about the tug-of-war between our flesh and our mission. The study explores the barriers that stand between where we are today and where God wants to use us to finish His work.

Do you have a nagging in your heart for more purpose? Are you right smack dab in the middle of a tug-of-war between your flesh and your mission?

Often we want to live out the purpose and mission God has for us, but we’re too distracted, exhausted, and empty. Maybe it’s time to say enough to the excuses, anxiety, and interruptions that get in our way. Could it be we’re so busy chasing emptiness and playing the people-pleasing game, that we can’t find time to live on mission?

It’s time to take a deep breath and do some inventory. Let’s dig in and see what God’s Word has to say about this tug-of-war between our flesh and our mission. Let’s figure out ways to quit chasing emptiness and take bold steps of obedience. Let’s discover how we can glorify God and steer people to Jesus in our cubicles, at our dinner tables, in our mom-groups, and with people we encounter every day.

What would happen if we said Enough of Me . . . more Jesus.

When we take simple steps of obedience in our God assignments, Jesus is becoming alive in us, and our humanity fades. The gospel that is untangling our hearts and compelling us to shout it out to our world is the story of dead souls coming alive. When we say yes to more of Jesus, our numbness fades into to blooms of mission.

John the Baptist understood this appeal in his heart to say enough to himself. We reviewed this verse back in week one of this study, but it’s too good not to revisit.

He must become greater and greater, and I must become less and less. – John 3:30 (NLT)

John the Baptist realized the reward was not the glory he received from doing the work of ministry. The real prize was following Jesus.

Day in and day out, I struggle with the reality that so many things are greater than Christ in my life.

The focus of my brain is not always winning souls for Jesus.

My checkbook doesn’t always record the wisest use of all that God has given me.

My time is not constantly spent advancing the Kingdom.

My words don’t continually honor my Savior.

I fight the battle in my soul, and some days I fall on my face in complete failure.

But y’all, new mercies! Grace for the win! Progress can be slow, but faith­fulness is rewarded. The purpose isn’t perfection. The goal is growth—letting go of ourselves little by little, moment by moment, piece by piece.

Enough of me. More Jesus.

(from Week Eight, Day One of Enough of Me Bible Study)

   


priscilla peters

Priscilla Peters is a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University with a B.A. in Mass Communications and a Minor in Speech Communication. She has been married to her husband Coby for 10 years, and they have a blended family of six children. Priscilla is the Vice President of Marketing for the largest advertising agency in the transportation industry, and she’s been in the marketing and advertising business for 20 years. She serves as the Assistant Leader for the Real Women Ministry at That.Church in Sherwood, Arkansas. She speaks often, both in her professional career at industry conferences and trade shows, and at women s ministry speaking engagements. When Priscilla isn’t at the office working, speaking at Real Women events, or blogging, she is busy cheering on her Arkansas Razorbacks, chaperoning her daughter at her competitive dance events, and laughing way too loud about pretty much anything and everything.

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Ambassador International is giving away:

Grand Prize: (1) print copy of Enough of Me (US Only)
PLUS 5 more winners will receive an ebook copy of Enough of Me (open internationally, except where prohibited by law)

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