Today I want to introduce you to a close friend of mine, Lynn Cowell. I’ve known Lynn for years and she’s amazing!
Lynn has a loving heart the size of Alaska and is one of the most generous people on the planet! (Hint: this week’s giveaway is an example of what I’m talking about.) Lynn is also an incredible writer and she is releasing her newest book, Make Your Move, this week.
Make Your Move is all about Finding Unshakable Confidence Despite Your Fears and Failures.
Hello … where was this book 20+ years ago when I desperately needed it??? But here’s the thing. I still do and so do you, because life is full of fearful turns and failing tumbles that can make us feel insecure and doubtful. Ashamed and sometimes ready to quit.
Lynn unveils for us the keys to having bold confidence. The kind that is firmly rooted and unwavering, no matter what we’re facing. And I for one want to be a confident woman in Christ. Not just every now and then, but every single day! How about you?
Here’s just a confident slice of what I’m talking about …
Guest Post by Lynn Cowell
Fail. It’s a word I’ve heard my kids use when something goes wrong. Just plain “fail.”
It’s a word I know as well. Failure is what I felt when I’d done all I knew to do to make a large project successful. Yet, according to my measurement, I had fallen very short. All I could think was, You failed.
I found my mind swirling, trying to process what happened. Confused, I wondered, God, why didn’t You help me? The project was for Him, after all. You would think He would have stepped up and helped me, at least in the way I was looking for help.
What did I do wrong?
Maybe I’m just not cut out for this?
My confidence was gone.
Can you recall a time when you thought you were doing what God wanted you to do, yet it didn’t turn out how you anticipated? Was your confidence shaken, not just in yourself, but in God?
Friend, you are not alone. It’s so easy to lose our confidence when things aren’t going well.
When David wrote the words found in Psalm 57:7, “My heart is confident in you, O God; my heart is confident. No wonder I can sing your praises” – words filled with faith and hope – he was hiding in a cave. Not alone, but with 400 guys who were also running from trouble, in debt or just plain discontented with life as they knew it.
Here, in this awful situation, David reaffirmed his security hadn’t changed even if his circumstances did. His confidence was still built on God.
According to my study Bible, the word “confident” in the original Hebrew means: “set in place, make secure, to be made ready, be attached.”
I love this last definition: “be attached.” My mind pictures a new bride, attached to someone who cares deeply about her, with her face glowing. Her relationship brings her confidence.
David’s relationship brought him confidence as well. Despite his horrific circumstances, David experienced security and contentment because he knew God was with him even in those circumstances.
God can make us brave whether our lives are coming together or falling apart. We can have a heart and mind that is set in place, secure and attached, even when our circumstances seem to say, “You failed.”
I want to be like David. Confidence attached to God. Unshaken by any situation or circumstances. Unable to hold back His praises.
Has there been a time when circumstances were less than perfect and your confidence was shaken? In Make Your Move, Lynn Cowell explores how confidence-in-question keeps us from boldly experiencing what God intends for our lives. Learn more about her new Bible study HERE.
Lynn Cowell is a national conference speaker who is passionate about helping women of all ages understand the importance of Christ confidence. She is the author of several books including her newest study for women, Make Your Move: Finding Unshakable Confidence Despite Your Fears and Failures, and Brave Beauty: Finding the Fearless You, just for girls ages 8 – 12. Lynn and her husband, Greg, have been married for over 30 years and are the parents of three young adults. They enjoy spending time together, especially when it combines the mountains, well-worn sweatshirts, and anything with chocolate and peanut butter. Connect with Lynn today at www.LynnCowell.com.
* * * * * * *Today’s Giveaway * * * * * * * *
*Update: This week’s winner is Elizabeth Weake. Congratulations Elizabeth! And thanks to everyone for leaving such great comments!
Leave a comment explaining why you’d like to win this Make Your Move bundle package and your name will automatically be entered into this week’s drawing.
**This giveaway contains one (1) book/study guide and (1) DVD
In this six-session study, Lynn will help you:
- Intentionally build your confidence on the one thing that cannot be taken from you.
- Recover from defeating decisions to move forward toward a strong self-worth.
- Position yourself to not lose your poise—even in the worst circumstances.
- Identify and address the fears that keep you stuck, with practical steps to walk in your calling with confidence.
For more information about Lynn Cowell or to order a copy of Make Your Move, click Here.