August 29, 2016

Uninvited by Lysa TerKeurst

Uninvited - Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely is the newest book by Lysa TerKeurst.  
Uninvited is about overcoming rejection with the power of God's love.  The author shares very personal stories from childhood and adulthood, showing that she has been there - rejected time and again.  She shares the lows and how God brought her through it, and includes specific verses and prayers to help you get through hard times, too.
I had previously read Terkeurst's Unglued, and admit that at this point in my life, Unglued had more personal meaning to me than Uninvited.  That said, there is much good about this  volume.  I would recommend it to any woman or man who is struggling with the hurt feelings of rejection, being set aside and not thought of.  Her thoughts on God are woven throughout, and I highlighted many truths she brought forward about God and life itself.  
Here a few of my favorites - there are many more, so I do recommend you give this book a try:
There is an abundant need in this world for your exact brand of beautiful. 
Self-rejection paves the landing strip for the rejection of others to arrive and pull on up to the gates of our hearts.   
When a man is physically present but emotionally absent, a girl's heart can feel quite hollow and helpless. 
The mind feasts on what it focuses on.  What consumes my thinking will be the making or the breaking of my identity. 
Jesus knew what being rejected felt like.  Jesus knew.  He knew the feelings.  He knew the struggles.  Ad in an earth-shattering moment, Jesus exposed the way of escape for us.  He matched every feeling - the emptiness, the deprivation, and the rejection - with truths straight from God's Word. 
We run at a breakneck pace to try and achieve what God simply wants us to slow down enough to receive. 
If we become enamored with something in this world we think offers better fullness than God, we will make room for it.  We leak out His fullness to make room for something else we want to chase. 
God's love isn't based on me.  It's simply placed on me.  And it's the place from which I should live...loved.

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