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Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions by Lysa TerKeurst
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“Feelings are indicators, not dictators. They can indicate where your heart is in the moment, but that doesn't mean they have the right to dictate your behavior and boss you around. You are more than the sum total of your feelings and perfectly capable of that little gift . . . called self-control.”
Lysa TerKeurst, Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions
“Forgiveness is mandatory; reconciliation is optional.”
Lysa TerKeurst, Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions
“I can face things that are out of my control and not act out of control.”
Lysa TerKeurst, Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions
“Sip the shame so you won't have to guzzle the regret.”
Lysa TerKeurst, Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions
“Wounds.
Broken places.
Possibility.
Change.
Steps toward holiness.
Imperfect progress.
The hurt in those who hurt me---their underbellies.
Grace.
Love.
Me looking alot more like Jesus than I did before.
And to discover through all this seeing---being unglued isn't all that bad.”
Lysa TerKeurst, Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions
“Some prisons don't require bars to keep people locked inside. All it takes is their perception that they belong there.”
Lysa TerKeurst, Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions
“It is beautiful when the Master chisels. God doesn’t allow the unglued moments of our lives to happen so we’ll label ourselves and stay stuck. He allows the unglued moments to make us aware of the chiseling that needs to be done.”
Lysa TerKeurst, Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions
“Where there is a lack of rest, there is an abundance of stress.”
Lysa TerKeurst, Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions
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“I'm not equipped to handle what she has, both good and bad and what she has is always a package deal of both. In other words, I've been assigned a load I can handle.”
Lysa Terheurst, Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions
“Saying “I’m fine” to keep the peace, when we’re really not fine, isn’t honest. It may seem godly in the moment, but it’s false godliness. Truth and godliness always walk hand in hand. The minute we divorce one from the other, we stray from soul integrity and give a foothold to the instability that inevitably leads to coming unglued.”
Lysa TerKeurst, Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions
“But it is a rare and beautiful thing when we choose to offer love in situations when most people would choose to scorn or ignore.”
Lysa TerKeurst, Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions
“When we have the same thought again, the line of the original thought is deepened, causing what's called a memory trace. With each repetition the trace goes deeper and deeper, forming and embedding a pattern of thought. When an emotion is tied to this thought pattern, the memory trace grows exponentially stronger.”
Lysa TerKeurst, Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions
“Feelings are indicators, not dictators, child. They can indicate where your heart is in the moment, but that doesn’t mean they have the right to dictate your behavior and boss you around. You are more than the sum total of your feelings and perfectly capable of that little gift from Jesus called self-control!”
Lysa TerKeurst, Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions
“I can’t control the things that happen to me each day, but I can control how I think about them. I can say to myself, “I have a choice to have destructive thoughts or constructive thoughts right now. I can wallow in what’s wrong and make things worse, or I can ask God for a better perspective to help me see good even when I don’t feel good.” Indeed, when we gain new perspectives, we can see new ways of thinking.”
Lysa TerKeurst, Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions
“Brokenness to redemption, where mercy and grace kiss both sides of our face.
Brokenness where we are split open.
Redemption where God knits us back together.
Mercy when we don't get the punishment we do deserve.
Grace when we get the lavish love gifts we don't deserve.
So here we are.”
Lysa TerKeurst, Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions
“We won’t develop new responses until we develop new thoughts. That’s why renewing our minds with new thoughts is crucial.”
Lysa TerKeurst, Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions
“If they make the choice to walk over me rather than walk with me, I’ll have to love them from afar.”
Lysa TerKeurst, Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions
“Friendships are like plowed open fields ready for growth. What we plant is what will grow. If we plant seeds of reassurance, blessing, and love, we reap a great harvest of security. Of course, if we plant seeds of backbiting, questioning, and doubt, we reap a great harvest of insecurity.”
Lysa TerKeurst, Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions
“Some moms are equipped by the hand of God to be “that mom.” They have been formed with the three-C gene — Cooking, Crafting, and Cleaning come easily and naturally to them. Others of us have been delightfully chosen to provide the comic relief necessary to keep this world entertained. And to keep future therapists in business.”
Lysa TerKeurst, Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions
“In God’s economy, people don’t stand on opposing sides of the conflict scale. People stand on one side and Satan stands on the other. When we dump hurt into one another’s lives, we aren’t leveling the conflict scale. We are just weighing down the people side of the scale and elevating the Satan side of the scale. Satan loves it when we do his work for him by dumping on each other. The secret to healthy conflict resolution isn’t taking a you-against-me stance, but realizing it’s all of us against Satan—he’s the real enemy.”
Lysa TerKeurst, Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions
“If we let it, unglued will allow us to become humbly and beautifully broken before Him.”
Lysa TerKeurst, Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions
“When my happy gets bumped, what’s really going on in my heart is on display. In those times I will either add to the authenticity of my love for Jesus or, sadly, negate it.”
Lysa TerKeurst, Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions
“Before we move on to the stuffer who collects retaliation rocks, I want to address the issue of impossible people. We know that all things are possible with God. But all things are not possible with people who refuse to be led by the Holy Spirit. I’ve had to get really honest about certain people in my life. It isn’t productive or possible to confront them and expect anything good to come from it. If someone has told me over and over through their actions and reactions that they will make my life miserable if I confront them, at some point I have to back away. But I don’t want to stuff and allow bitterness toward them to poison me. So, how do I back away and not stuff? I acknowledge that I can control only myself. I can’t control how another person acts or reacts. Therefore, I shift my focus from trying to fix the other person and the situation to allowing God to reveal some tender truths to me. I typically pray something like this: God, I’m so tired of being hurt. I’m so tired of feeling distracted and discouraged by this situation. Pour Your lavish mercy on my heart and into this hard relationship. Help me to see the obvious hurt they must have in their life that makes them act this way. Help me to have compassion for their pain. Help me to see anything I’m doing or have done that has negatively affected this situation. And please help me to know how to separate myself graciously from this constant source of hurt in my life. It all feels impossible. Oh God, speak to me. Reveal clearly how I can best honor You, even in this. My job isn’t to fix the difficult people in my life or enable them to continue disrespectful or abusive behaviors. My job is to be obedient to God in the way I act and respond to those people.”
Lysa TerKeurst, Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions
“People aren’t thinking about us nearly as much as we might think they are.”
Lysa TerKeurst, Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions
“I’ve discovered that the more love and joy I pour into others, the more I experience in my own life.”
Lysa TerKeurst, Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions
“I’m an encourager at heart. I love to give words of encouragement and I love to receive words of encouragement. That’s probably why words of discouragement affect me so deeply.”
Lysa TerKeurst, Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions
“No need to bend under the weight of past mistakes. That kind of bending breaks us.”
Lysa TerKeurst, Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions
“Labels only stick if I let them.”
Lysa TerKeurst, Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions
“Seek God like never before. Part of seeking Him is allowing for grace space in your life.”
Lysa TerKeurst, Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions
“The more we read God’s truths and let truth fill our minds, the less time we’ll spend contemplating untruths.”
Lysa TerKeurst, Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions

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