In this hustling, image-forward age of opportunity, women are more anxious than ever. Despite all the affirming memes and self-reflections that dominate social media feeds, approval and worth often seem assigned to what we do rather than who we are. And we end up constantly feeling behind, lacking, and like we’re failing–at home, at work, with friends, with God.

Ruth Chou Simons, When Strivings Cease

Unhurried Helps Us to Stop Proving Our Worth

Striving is not for the weary or the weak. It takes push and shove and grit and grind.

And, quite frankly, when we strive in the wrong way, it sucks the beauty and brilliance of life right out of us.

How do I know? I’ve been a STRIVER most of my life. I’m not sure I was “born a striver,” but life shaped me into one.

Meet Author and Founder of GraceLaced, Ruth Chou Simons

When I saw the title of Ruth Chou Simon’s newest book, I prayed that somehow she might say, “YES,” to coming on the podcast.

AND, she did!

I’ve been a fan of her work for years. Be sure to take a beauty break and check out her artwork and visually stimulating Bible studies and books.

In this episode:

  1. Get to know this beautiful soul, Ruth, and allow her story to inform yours.
  2. Understand the difference “good striving” vs “bad striving.”
  3. Grow in your awareness of any area in which you are striving for the wrong reasons.
  4. Respond to the invitation to “cease striving.”

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