I have been asked a few times what prompted me wanting to write YOU BE YOU. They ask me, where did the concept of this book come from? You see, every book starts with a thought, an idea, a concern, a felt need.
For me, it was when I would hear women wish they had someone else’s life. They would think that her life was better. Her gifts were better. Her influence was better. Her voice was louder, stronger, better, more listened to.
So often we forget that God has a purpose for our lives right where we are with the gifts, talents, voice, and influence that He has given us. I truly believe that you and I will make the greatest impact on our world when we allow God to work through us right where He has planted us.
This book is my encouragement for you to be yourself. To be the woman that God has created you to be, to serve those around you, and to do great things right where He has planted you.
Here is an excerpt from YOU BE YOU. I hope you walk away feeling encouraged to step into your purpose of making Christ known and bringing Him glory.
“I really, truly believe you can do more than you think you can. I believe it’s possible to come to the end of your days and be absolutely certain, all the way into your bones, that your life mattered. That you made a difference. That you did the best with what God gave you. That you became more like Him
that day. That your striving wasn’t for yourself but for a greater purpose than your own.”
YOU BE YOU
I want you to show up for your life. I want you to believe and trust that He has good things for you,
and that He wants to use you to do big things right where you are. I want you convinced that you’ll
make the greatest impact on your world when you allow Him to work through you right where He’s
– Jamie Ivey
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