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The Me I Want to Be: Becoming God's Best Version of You The Me I Want to Be: Becoming God's Best Version of You by John Ortberg
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“Never worry alone. When anxiety grabs my mind, it is self-perpetuating. Worrisome thoughts reproduce faster than rabbits, so one of the most powerful ways to stop the spiral of worry is simply to disclose my worry to a friend... The simple act of reassurance from another human being [becomes] a tool of the Spirit to cast out fear -- because peace and fear are both contagious.”
John Ortberg Jr., The Me I Want to Be: Becoming God's Best Version of You
“If you can't do great things, Mother Teresa used to say, do little things with great love. If you can't do them with great love, do them with a little love. If you can't do them with a little love, do them anyway.
Love grows when people serve.”
John Ortberg, The Me I Want to Be: Becoming God's Best Version of You
“Low self-esteem causes me to believe that I have so little worth that my response does not matter. With repentance, however, I understand that being worth so much to God is why my response is so important. Repentance is remedial work to mend our minds and hearts, which get bent by sin.”
John Ortberg Jr., The Me I Want to Be: Becoming God's Best Version of You
“We tend to be preoccupied by our problems when we have a heightened sense of vulnerability and a diminished sense of power. Today, see each problem as an invitation to prayer.”
John Ortberg Jr., The Me I Want to Be: Becoming God's Best Version of You
“The goal of prayer is to live all of my life and speak all of my words in the joyful awareness of the presence of God.
Prayer becomes real when we grasp the reality and goodness of God's constant presence with 'the real me.' Jesus lived his everyday life in conscious awareness of his Father.”
John Ortberg Jr., The Me I Want to Be: Becoming God's Best Version of You
“To love someone is to desire and work toward their becoming the best version of themselves. The one person in all the universe who can do this perfectly for you is God.”
John Ortberg Jr., The Me I Want to Be: Becoming God's Best Version of You
“God is so immense that if he were 'too visible,' people would give forced compliance without expressing their heart. So God made it possible, in enormous love, for us to live as if he were not there.”
John Ortberg Jr., The Me I Want to Be: Becoming God's Best Version of You
“The Bible does not say you are God’s appliance; it says you are his masterpiece. Appliances get mass-produced.”
John Ortberg, The Me I Want to Be
“If ever there were a true “just as I am” church, if ever there were a community where everybody could bring all their baggage and brokenness with them without neat and tidy happy endings quite yet, if ever there was a group where everyone was loved and no one pretended — we could not make enough room inside the building.”
John Ortberg, The Me I Want to Be
“The main measure of your devotion to God is not your devotional life. It is simply your life.”
John Ortberg, The Me I Want to Be
“Self-improvement is no more God’s plan than self-salvation. God’s plan is not just for us to be saved by grace — it is for us to live by grace.”
John Ortberg, The Me I Want to Be
“genuine brokenness pleases God more than pretend spirituality.”
John Ortberg, The Me I Want to Be
“Real life, however, begins when I die to the false god that is me.”
John Ortberg, The Me I Want to Be
“Spiritual greatness has nothing to do with being greater than others. It has everything to do with being as great as each of us can be.”
John Ortberg, The Me I Want to Be
“The Spirit never just flows in us; he always flows through us so that others might flourish as well.”
John Ortberg, The Me I Want to Be
“Too often, people who need the cheers the most get them the least. Every day, everyone you know faces life with eternity on the line, and life has a way of beating people down. Every life needs a cheering section. Every life needs a shoulder to lean on once in a while. Every life needs a prayer to lift them up to God. Every life needs a hugger to wrap some arms around them sometimes. Every life needs to hear a voice saying, “Don’t give up.”
John Ortberg, The Me I Want to Be
“Because you have been created by God as a unique person, his plan to grow you will not look the same as his plan to grow anyone else. What would grow an orchid would drown a cactus.”
John Ortberg, The Me I Want to Be
“God never grows two people the same way. God is a hand-crafter, not a mass-producer.”
John Ortberg, The Me I Want to Be
“I want to love my wife, care for my kids, and give life to my friends. I want to do the work God made me to do. I want to love God and the world he made. I want to do my part to help it flourish, for my spiritual maturity is not measured by following rules. “The me God made me to be” is measured by my capacity to love. When we live in love, we flourish. That is the dance.”
John Ortberg, The Me I Want to Be
“In fifty-three years my mother and my father will be gone. Nancy will be gone. And I will be 105 years old.”
John Ortberg, The Me I Want to Be
“The most important task of your life is not what you do, but who you become.”
John Ortberg, The Me I Want to Be
“The fourth commandment covers all seven days of the week, not just the Sabbath: “Six days you shall labor and do all your work… for in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth.” I have often heard sermons designed to make people feel guilty about not keeping the Sabbath, but I have never heard a sermon designed to make people feel guilty about not honoring the six-day work week. The point is not how many days or hours we are punching the clock. The point is that just as God made and loves the Sabbath, so he also made and loves work.”
John Ortberg, The Me I Want to Be

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