Posted by: Jill Potts Jones | January 15, 2014

When God’s ‘Yes’ turns into “why me?”


StrippedSaying yes to God is easy, right?  After all, we want to be obedient.  We want to fulfill God’s calling and purpose for our lives.  However, soon after we nod our heads in agreement, the process of transformation begins and we start questioning God’s call thinking that after we have it all figured out, the Christian life should be easy.  Once we find our calling and purpose, saying yes to God will mean our life will get easier.  Yeah. Right.

Lina Abujamra, author of “Stripped”, learned the hard way that God doesn’t always work in the way we expect or in our timeframe.  Sometimes He puts us through a time of testing and preparation.  In her book, she imparts the knowledge she gained from God’s process so that we can be better prepared when we say yes to God.

If you  have said yes to God and are wondering what happens next, you will want to read “Stripped”.  If you have accepted God’s call on your life and wondering why life didn’t all of a sudden become magical, you will definitely want to read “Stripped”.  If you haven’t found your purpose, or are in limbo about accepting God’s call, you will probably want to read “Stripped”.

The best part about “Stripped” is the way it is organized.  The lists such as “What keeps you from hearing God’s call” and how God strips us of pride are invaluable.  There are lots of lists containing gems of wisdom.  I appreciate that Abujamra didn’t keep her experiences to herself so we can benefit from the things she learned as she walked in obedience.  I’m glad she stepped out in faith to write a roadmap to accepting the challenge of God’s call on our lives.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Moody Publishers, as part of their Book Review Blogger Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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