A book by Marnie L. Pehrson
The 10 Steps Are:
"Ms. Pehrson has really pulled it all together in 10 Steps to Fulfilling Your Divine Destiny. We have all asked ourselves what we can do to draw nearer to God and fulfill His will. This book is a rich, wonderful roadmap to doing just that. It is a beautifully written work, which targets with precision the points that today's woman needs in order to stay on track with Our Father.
So you're feeling ordinary and incapable of giving God what you think He wants of you? This book opens a door so you can see your potential as a follower of Christ, one who truly wishes to embrace Heaven for herself and her family. The steps given break down the barriers we have built that keep us from faithfully letting God lead us to Him. A must-read for women of all denominations!"
- Mia Cronan of MainStreetMom.com
"Discovering God's will for our lives isn't always easy, but Marnie Pehrson teaches us in a down to earth style how we can examine our lives and make changes that will help us discover our place in the world
10 Steps to Fulfilling Your Divine Destiny is not a lofty set of steps that will leave you feeling you can't possibly accomplish what is recommended. Pehrson is a mom of six, a business woman and a Christian. She walks the walk-she knows that of which she writes. I felt as if I could take these steps and apply them to my life.
My favorite chapter is on guilt. The author explains the elements of guilt and teaches us why it can work in our favor, and what to do when it becomes destructive. I nodded my head through the entire chapter at how much sense it made. It's one of those chapters I will read over and over.
Good spiritual books from a Christian viewpoint are hard to come by. Much of the time I end up with a few grains of good advice and put aside the rest. But 10 Steps to Fulfilling Your Divine Destiny is a book to highlight, to keep by your bedside and one which you can apply the advice on a daily basis."
- Brenda Hyde of OldFashionedLiving.com
"Busy women today have so much on their already-too-full plates, that they don't know how or where to begin to get themselves together. Pulled in all directions-- work, kids, spouse, family-- it's no wonder they have so little time leftover to work on themselves.
With God's help, they can find their mission & be their very best. After reading 10 Steps to Fulfilling Your Divine Destiny, they'll discover that they no longer have to take this journey alone. They have so much talent and so many gifts that are waiting to be discovered and used, one step at a time."
- Debbie Williams, founder of OrganizedTimes.com
The "10 Steps to Fulfilling Your Divine Destiny" apply to all of us, women in all kinds of lives, no matter how varied our backgrounds or our dreams. We all need the support of a good plan and a steady focus on the Lord to lead us. Marnie's book spells out that plan and that focus, offering real-life examples and practical advice that readers can apply to their lives right away. Marnie's book takes the reader's confusion and frustration away and replaces it with joy and vision. It's an inspiration to all women who desire to make their lives better.
- Karon Goodman, Author of "Your Late Again Lord, An Impatient Woman's Guide to God's Timing"
received your book ("10 Steps to Fulfilling Your Divine Destiny - A
Christian Woman's Guide to Learning and Living God's Plan for Her.")
and I must say my spirit leaped with joy! You see, the things God inspired
you to write are exactly what I feel in my spirit! He ordered your footsteps
my dear and you heard Him! You walked the path for so many of us and for
this, I thank you!
This morning as I was reading, I began to feel myself cry. Why? Because
the spirit of God is ever present in those words! All I can say is, thank
you, thank you, thank you - for your obedience to the Holy Spirit! I'm still
reading however slowly because I'm savouring every moment!
To those of you who have the book, pray before you read it. Ask God to
open your spirit to what He has for you in this book, He'll give it to
you!!! The words leap off the page into your spirit as spiritual food and a
thorough cleansing - IF you desire His will!
To God be the Glory for the things HE has done!
Thank you Jesus!
- Regina Baker, Co-Founder Christians-in-Business
This morning as I was reading, I began to feel myself cry. Why? Because the spirit of God is ever present in those words! All I can say is, thank you, thank you, thank you - for your obedience to the Holy Spirit! I'm still reading however slowly because I'm savouring every moment!
To those of you who have the book, pray before you read it. Ask God to open your spirit to what He has for you in this book, He'll give it to you!!! The words leap off the page into your spirit as spiritual food and a thorough cleansing - IF you desire His will!
To God be the Glory for the things HE has done!
Thank you Jesus!"
- Regina Baker, Co-Founder Christians-in-Business
10 Steps to Fulfilling Your Divine
Destiny Book & Journal Workbook
Have you ever said to yourself, "I'd love to do great things with my life, but I'm just too busy, too untalented, too ordinary, too afraid, too anything but extraordinary"? Inside this book you'll learn the answers to:
In this ebook you will learn how to unlock your full God-given potential. No matter your denomination, beliefs or background, the greatest thing you can do in this life is to come unto Christ, for in doing so, He will uncover your soul. Jesus Christ transforms lives Ė it's what He does. If you will let Him, if you will come unto Him, He can make you happier and more fulfilled than you could be if you pursued any other course.
Today's Christian women are sleeping giants, and when we finally awake and arise, we will join the ranks of Esther, Ruth, Mary and Martha. Be among those who wake up! This book will outline ten steps that will lead you to a closer relationship with Jesus Christ and thus lead you to your full potential. You may have already taken some of the steps, but they could bear repeating. As a matter of fact, these steps should be repeated throughout your life. Coming to Christ is a constant, never-ending process. We never reach a point at which we "arrive" and thus need not keep following Him. We must continually strive to follow in His footsteps and one day we will look up and see that He has led us straight to the throne of God.
This Ebook is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. It is approximately 75 (8.5 x 11) pages.
The new companion journal/workbook to go with 10 Steps to Fulfilling Your Divine Destiny helps you implement the principles outlined in the book and helps you document your conversion process and your discovery of your divine destiny in a keepsake that you can refer to for years to come.
This workbook journal will help you gain a greater understanding of who you are, who God is, and your relationship to Him. It will help you lay down your yoke and take up Christís by committing to fully follow Him. As you begin to experience His mighty change in your heart, your love for others will grow, and you will begin to catch the vision of your divine destiny. This workbook and journal serves as a place for you to record your thoughts, feelings and experiences. Life is filled with peaks and valleys. Remembering and enduring (Step 10) is easier when you have record of your journey and can review how far youíve come and all that the Lord has done for you. This workbook is designed to help you do just that.
Here is a brief overview of what youíll find in each section of the workbook:
Section 1: A City Set On a Hill
This section helps you develop a desire to know and follow the Lord. It helps you learn to ask questions, teaches you about the Savior and what He expects of you, and helps you develop a habit of documenting your spiritual insights so you can have them as a record for later when you need help remembering and enduring.
Section 2: Learning Who You Are and Why Youíre Here
This section helps you continue your habit of studying, asking and pondering while you learn more about who you are as a child of God and why you are here on this earth.
Section 3: Lay Down Your Yoke
This section covers Steps 4 and 5. It helps you systematically work through the things that stand in your way of a closer relationship with the Lord and fulfilling your divine destiny. As you work through this process, your faith in Jesus Christ will grow substantially.
Section 4: Take Up Christís Yoke
This section covers Steps 6 through 8. It will help you resolve to commit and help you document your change of heart and the increased love for others that you are gaining as a result of Christís change in your heart.
Section 5: Catching the Vision
In this section, youíll find worksheets to help you determine your talents, interests and experiences that will work together to form your divine destiny.
Section 6: Remember & Endure
Youíll find ideas here to help you remember where youíve been, how the Lord has delivered you, and how to keep Him uppermost in your heart. The workbook includes extra journal pages for your convenience.
The Journal/Workbook is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format and is 129 (8.5x11) pages.
Special Limited Time Offer: Get the Electronic versions of both the Book and the Journal Workbook for only $22.95!
Guilt serves its purposes. It helps us know when things are amiss in our lives, when we need some work, and when weíve done wrong and need to repent. The Light of Christ serves as our conscience to help us know right from wrong and this valuable compass must not be ignored. With prolonged ignoring of our consciences, they can be dulled until they do not function anymore. Yet, even justified guilt serves a purpose up to only a certain point, and then it becomes destructive.
Women take guilt to a whole new level. Many women feel guilty because they canít be super moms, successful career professionals, glamorous wives with knock-em-dead bodies, and public servants all at the same time. Instead of noticing the good they do, they let the things they canít do immobilize them until they feel guilty most of the time. Unfounded guilt or guilt gone too far manifests itself in the following self-talk.
Guilt Gone Too Far
Do any of these sound familiar? I am reminded of another woman I know. Weíll call her Tonya. Tonya had a drinking and marijuana habit that had lasted for about seven years. It was a social habit in that her husband and friends all joined in either one or both of these activities with her. When she became a devout Christian, Tonya was convicted that God wanted her to remove these habits from her life. But, peer pressure was intense. People didnít let her just say, "I donít feel like drinking tonight." Theyíd hound her and try to break her will.
After an initial failed attempt at going "cold turkey," Tonya decided she just couldnít do itÖ at least not yet. Every time she smoked or drank at a party she felt intense guilt. Over a period of 6-8 months, the guilt became so intense that she felt about an inch high. Her self-esteem plummeted. She felt there was nothing she could do right in her life. She agonized, "I canít stop drinking and smoking to save my soul." She felt like a complete and utter failure until one day she decided this guilt was getting her nowhere. She wasnít going to give up hope on overcoming her habits, but she decided this excessive guilt that led to self-pity was beating her down.
What was Tonya doing? She was trying to do it all on her own. She felt that somehow she had to muster all the willpower to overcome her addictions by herself. She had beaten herself down into the depths of humility. In this case, guilt had served its purpose Ė to bring her to a humble, broken-hearted, contrite place where she was willing to reach out her hand to the only One who could help her Ė Jesus Christ. Once she decided to stop beating herself up and started praying with conviction that God would help her overcome these habits, He began to work in her life, restructuring her priorities, until she was willing to commit once and for all to lay aside first the drugs and then the alcohol. It was a struggle, but with God's help, she beat her addictions one at a time, and her self-worth continued to grow as she did.
"His knowledge of you goes beyond a catalog of your deeds. He knows you individually and completely. He understands your darkest hours when things seem as black as a cave with no light. He understands when you are feeling unworthy or forgotten or depressed or desperate or alone. He constantly and gently invites you to open up those dark recesses of your heart to Him that He may fill them with His light. You canít shock Him. You canít surprise Him. He wonít turn away from you in disgust, shaking His head and saying, ĎOh, this is worse than I thought. Thereís nothing I can do here.í When He healed the sick, He often forgave their sins as well. His healing extends to the crippled heart just as surely as to the crippled leg."(1)
That is the wonderful message of Jesus Christ Ė that no matter how bad things look, no matter how lost we are, Jesus Christ can help us change. His message is a message of hope. So many times in the scriptures when faith is mentioned, its companions are also mentioned: hope and charity. This is no coincidence for faith in Jesus Christ leads to hope Ė hope for a better life and hope for a glorious eternity Ė which leads us to live more like Jesus Christ and not only love others, but to love ourselves.k
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"Too many people wander aimlessly through life never knowing who they are or what they can become with Godís help. They let the little things of life like busyness, self-doubt, self-pity, criticism, guilt and discouragement stand in their way of becoming the unique and wonderful person they were meant to be. It is my goal to help people learn and live the plan that God has in store for them so that they can find greater happiness and peace in the troubled times in which we live." - Marnie Pehrson
Marnie is a wife, mother of six, business owner, Webmaster, consultant, teacher and author. She is the founder of multi-denominational SheLovesGod.com which hosts the annual SheLovesGod Virtual Womenís Conference the 3rd week of October each year. She is also the creator of IdeaMarketers.com, LocateACoach.com, PWGroup.com, and PowerOfLearning.com. Throughout her sites, Marnie seeks to build resources that help others discover, develop and utilize their God-given talents.
Marnie is the author of 10 Steps to Fulfilling Your Divine Destiny: A Christian Womanís Guide to Learning and Living Godís Plan for Her (February 2002). Frequently quoted in newspapers and magazines across the globe, Marnie has been featured in magazines such as Entrepreneur International, Small Business Start-Ups, iVillage.com, Business Opportunity World, Home Office Computing, and The Chattanooga News Free Press. She is a regularly featured Spiritual Strength columnist for The One Heart Foundation at Oneheart.org. As the creator of the IdeaMarketers writer-publisher matching service, Marnieís articles have been featured across the Internet.
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