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Becoming Myself: Embracing God's Dream of You Becoming Myself: Embracing God's Dream of You by Stasi Eldredge
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“We can be satisfied. We are loved, wanted, seen, delighted in, provided for, cherished, chosen, known, and planned on. We are set apart, believed in, invited, valued, of immeasurable worth, and blessed.”
Stasi Eldredge, Becoming Myself: Embracing God's Dream of You
“He made you you - on purpose. You are the only you - ever. Becoming ourselves means we are actively cooperating with God's intention for our lives, not fighting him or ourselves.”
Stasi Eldredge, Becoming Myself: Embracing God's Dream of You
“God will actually reframe our history and memories to us as he heals us.”
Stasi Eldredge, Becoming Myself: Embracing God's Dream of You
“Fear is a wet blanket that smothers the fiery passion God deposited in your heart when he formed you. Fear freezes us into inaction. Frozen ideas, frozen souls, frozen bodies can't move, can't dream, can't risk, can't love, and can't live. Fear chains us.”
Stasi Eldredge, Becoming Myself: Embracing God's Dream of You
“Awakening and owning the dreams that God has placed in our hearts isn't about getting stuff or attaining something. It's about embracing who we are and who he has created us to be. In him. He is our dream come true, and the one true love of our life. But we can't love him with our whole hearts when our hearts are asleep. To love Jesus means to risk coming awake, to risk wanting and desiring.”
Stasi Eldredge, Becoming Myself: Embracing God's Dream of You
“He made you you—on purpose. You are the only you—ever. Becoming ourselves means we are actively cooperating with God's intention for our lives, not fighting him or ourselves. He looks at us with pleasure and with mercy, and he wants us to look at ourselves with pleasure and mercy too!”
Stasi Eldredge, Becoming Myself: Embracing God's Dream of You
“Nothing is out of reach for Jesus.”
Stasi Eldredge, Becoming Myself: Embracing God's Dream of You
“God does not live in a perpetual state of disappointment over who we are.”
Stasi Eldredge, Becoming Myself: Embracing God's Dream of You
“Berating ourselves for our flaws and our weakness only serves to undermine our strength to become. Repenting from our sin is essential. Beating ourselves up for sinning is no longer an option.”
Stasi Eldredge, Becoming Myself: Embracing God's Dream of You
“Our hope doesn’t rest on our finally getting it together. Our hope rests in Jesus.”
Stasi Eldredge, Becoming Myself: Embracing God's Dream of You
“Silver hair and wrinkles are earned.”
Stasi Eldredge, Becoming Myself: Embracing God's Dream of You
“As God nurtures, protects, prepares, and initiates us, he restores us to the truth of who we are and the reality of the life we are living and meant to live.”
Stasi Eldredge, Becoming Myself: Embracing God's Dream of You
“Laying down what we want to protect or are afraid of losing or are terrified we will never have is not the same thing as losing those things. It is surrendering them. It is opening up our clenched hand around them and allowing God access to them and to us. It is actually saying yes to God for them. Yes to his plan. Yes to his way. It is believing that just as his ways are higher than the heavens are above the earth, so his way for the things we fear is higher. This God of ours is a God of life, of goodness. He is the God of the Resurrection. We lay down our fear. We pick up Jesus. He is the only way we can live beyond fear. He is the Way.”
Stasi Eldredge, Becoming Myself: Embracing God's Dream of You
“But I am not a failure as a human being or as a woman. In some core place deep within, I know this. I fail, yes. But I am not a failure. I disappoint. But I am not a disappointment. Yet when I find myself again in this place—losing the battle for my beauty, my body, my heart—I can sure feel like a failure in every way.”
Stasi Eldredge, Becoming Myself: Embracing God's Dream of You
“We won’t be perfect on this side of heaven. But Jesus is perfect. Always. We are becoming more holy and true. Jesus already is. His name isn’t “Becoming.” It is “I Am.” Perfection isn’t the goal. Jesus is.”
Stasi Eldredge, Becoming Myself: Embracing God's Dream of You
“Fear in its most wicked, powerful form cripples our souls and warps the very fabric of our true hearts.”
Stasi Eldredge, Becoming Myself: Embracing God's Dream of You
“God not only accepts us, he embraces us.”
Stasi Eldredge, Becoming Myself: Embracing God's Dream of You
“Christianity is not a promise to enjoy a life without pain nor to be given a shortcut through it. It is a promise that pain, sorrow, sin—ours and others’—will not swallow us, destroy us, define us, or have the final word. Jesus has won the victory. And in him so have we.”
Stasi Eldredge, Becoming Myself: Embracing God's Dream of You
“A true friend loves you when you are being kind and when you are PMS-ing all over the place. They may not love what you are doing, or the dragon you are manifesting, but they love you. They know who the true you is, and even in the midst of your living as an imposter to your very self, a friend calls you up and out. A friend sees who you are meant to be and beckons you to rise to the higher version of yourself.”
Stasi Eldredge, Becoming Myself: Embracing God's Dream of You
“It's good to dream. We can't out-give God. We can't out-love him, and we can't out-dream him.”
Stasi Eldredge, Becoming Myself: Embracing God's Dream of You
“We need to increasingly live from the fullness of our whole hearts in order to become who we are meant to be and play the significant role that is ours to play. We want to be awake and alert. We want to be women who live their lives on purpose.”
Stasi Eldredge, Becoming Myself: Embracing God's Dream of You
“The issue is fear. But the deeper issue is trust. Can we trust our lives, our futures, and the lives of those we love to God? Can we trust a God we can't control? Can we trust this God whose take on life and death and suffering and joy is so very different from our own? Yes. Yes, we can. Because we know him. And we know he is good.”
Stasi Eldredge, Becoming Myself: Embracing God's Dream of You
“It is actually helpful to acknowledge the truth that we are just as quirky as everyone else and that God loves quirky!”
Stasi Eldredge, Becoming Myself: Embracing God's Dream of You
“When we have a change of heart on the inside, it manifests itself on the outside.”
Stasi Eldredge, Becoming Myself: Embracing God's Dream of You
“Our hope doesn't rest on our finally getting it together. Our hope rests in Jesus. Jesus in us. It's Christ in us, the hope of glory. Paul says, “To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory” (Col 1:27). We won't be perfect on this side of heaven. But Jesus is perfect. Always. We are becoming more holy and true. Jesus already is. His name isn't “Becoming.” It is “I Am.” Perfection isn't the goal. Jesus is.”
Stasi Eldredge, Becoming Myself: Embracing God's Dream of You
“We have to choose life. Choose risk. Choose love. The only safe place for our hearts is to dive deeply into the magnificent, eternal, ridiculous, overwhelming love that God has for us.”
Stasi Eldredge, Becoming Myself: Embracing God's Dream of You
“You were born into a glorious mess, and we all have become something of a glorious mess ourselves. And in the midst of our mess, God has a thing for us. He does not despise our humanity or despair over our condition as we sometimes do. He does not turn his face away from us in our failings or our self-centeredness, as we would like to. He is not surprised.”
Stasi Eldredge, Becoming Myself: Embracing God's Dream of You
“Jesus weeps for you and with you, longs for you, hopes for you, dreams of you, and rejoices over you with singing. He is the One who has battled all the forces of hell to free you and who battles still.”
Stasi Eldredge, Becoming Myself: Embracing God's Dream of You
“Being beautiful is a quality of spirit recognized primarily in a woman whose soul is at rest because she believes her God when he calls her lovely.”
Stasi Eldredge, Becoming Myself: Embracing God's Dream of You
“The very fact that we long for the change we do is a sign that we are meant to have it. Our very dissatisfaction with our weaknesses and struggles points to the reality that continuing to live in them is not our destiny.”
Stasi Eldredge, Becoming Myself: Embracing God's Dream of You

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