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Holley Gerth is a Wall Street Journal bestselling author, counselor, and life coach. Her newest release is The Powerful Purpose of Introverts: Why the World Needs You to Be You. She's also wife to Mark, Mom to Lovelle, and Nana to Eula and Clem.

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  1. I have discovered this same thing–that though we might have the ability to do it, we don’t need to do it. If it’s not for us, we’ll likely get burned out and meet what seems like the end of our rope. I’m grateful my Father meets me there–where I sometimes get myself way too deep in the mixed up interpretation of what I *should* do–and He places me back on His path for me. This is one of the most important lessons of my life.

  2. If I am reading above correctly…that our family won on Monday….Elliott Cross…..yeah!!!!! We loved posting our photo’s about who we are in God’s heart! What do we do now…do you need an email, phone number, mailing address??? Thank you so much for blessing us, encouraging us and walking the journey along side us! I am so excited and honored to have won something, thank you for your generosity!

    because of HIM,
    Tricia Cross

  3. does wonder woman sleep? who does her hair? does she ponder the stars as she leaves the grocery store with her cart? is she there for her kids, her man, and pay the mortgage on time? are the surfaces in her home covered with dirt, hand prints and homeschool books?
    i never thought i was wonder woman, I never really wanted to be wonder woman, but i certainly caught the vibe that it was expected of me. furthermore, to my own undoing, i was good at being wonder woman. I could cook, sew, work the night shift, share the gospel with teens, and attend grad school. i have tried to leave that girl behind- but she keeps showing up!
    my wonder woman saga ends with fatique, resentment, doubts about my own worth and worthiness. and we all know that when wonder woman ain’t happy, nobody’s happy…

    • Oh I love this, “to my own undoing, I was good at being wonder woman.” Yes! That’s it! As soon as others can see you really can juggle and do it all, the expectation starts to form that you will. And it’s really hard to break out of that mold once you’ve started…..

      A lot of us gals are excellent at appearing we can do it all, when we are really crumbling under the weight of that facade.

      You’ve really hit on something there that’s worth exploring further!

      • Wonder Woman told her family of origin “I can’t do it all. You’ll have to figure out a way to do this yourselves.” Boy did they get mad!!!
        The weight of the facade, as you wrote, is a massive burden. And the facade is not always about what others will think- it’s for me too. Who am I when/if I am not Wonder Woman? Part of the reality is that Wonder Woman will always be Wonder Woman, even when she is needs to experience wonder and care and rescue. It’s hard to imagine Wonder Woman sitting in a rocker on a porch.

  4. Wow, this is exactly what I needed this morning. I have been struggling all morning, saying to God, “I’m tired of taking care of everyone. I can’t do it all. I’m so, so weary.” I know He doesn’t WANT me to do it all, so I’ve been praying and giving more over to Him and trying so hard to trust Him, when I just want good news and answers and I want them now. Or, yesterday would have been nice.

    Today I do feel like a worn out Wonder Woman. The things that loom before me – and I keep reminding myself that others have much bigger concerns, but when they’re your concerns, they’re huge – are like the Anakites in the Promised Land. Larger than life, taller than trees. Yet, God promised to drive them out- not because of the approaching inheritants’ wonderful righteousness and goodness, but because of the Anakite’s wickedness. I must trust that God knows the problem areas that are “out there” for me that need to be taken care of, and when the answers finally DO come and the path finally does clear, it’s not because I’ve done such a great job or been so godly. It’s because God is God and knows what is best and knows how to get me from point A to point B better than I do. I just need to trust Him.

  5. i’m so excited . . . i won Thursday’s giveaway! Thanks! Do you need my address or something? I can email it.
    Blessings,
    Shana