Michele Cushatt is a successful speaker and author who shares about the complicated intersections of real faith and real life, speaking for Women of Faith, Compassion International, Focus on the Family, and Hearts at Home. She and her husband, Troy, have been married for sixteen years and share a stepfamily of three grown boys and three younger children. They live in Denver, Colorado.
Visit Michelle at her website: www.michelecushatt.com.
YOU ARE ENOUGH
From the moment a woman wakes until she falls, exhausted, onto her pillow, one question plagues her at every turn:
Am I enough?
The pressure to do more, be more has never been more intense. Online marketing, Self-help books, movies, magazines and gym memberships. Even church attendance and social media streams have become means of comparing ourselves with impossible standards. Am I pretty enough? Hip enough? Spiritual enough?
We fear the answer is no.
When brutal bouts with cancer changed how she looked, talked, and lived, Michele Cushatt embarked on a soul-deep journey to rediscover herself. The typical self-esteem strategies and positivity plans weren't enough. Instead, she needed a new foundation, one that wouldn't prove flimsy when faced with the onslaught of day-to-day life.
We live in a world where the issue of "identity" is foremost in the minds of people and really, I believe, the foundational question at the center of most conflicts we have in life. Who am I? Where do I belong? What is my purpose?
Michele Cushatt has written a book with 60 exaltations of who we are in Christ. Let me warn you...this is NOT another self-help book. There are plenty of those offering empty platitudes and psycho mumbo jumbo. Cushatt points readers to who they truly are because of the Great I AM.
"Identity isn't grounded in who we are; it's grounded in who He is. We've bought the notion that our worth has something to do with us. That if we want to be smart and strong and beautiful and successful, we need to call ourselves our, speak into our own greatness. But the calling is God's, not ours."These 60 "I Am's" are rich, biblical callings on the lives of those found to be in Christ Jesus. I've not read a more helpful and deeply joyful book in, well maybe ever! Michele takes readers to the word of God and points out who He is and therein, we find who we are. This message is needed in our world and it is needed now.
The book can be read straight through; however, it is written in 60 "sections" or days. These words are ones to be savored and prayed through. I have used it devotionally and found that approach to be the most helpful. The book would be great for personal use or would be great used with a discipleship partner as well. Grab a journal, your Bible and order I Am by Michele Cushatt. You won't be sorry, but will be most blessed.
*I received a complimentary copy of the book. All opinions stated here are my own.