Seeking favor

So you may have heard but I have a new book coming out next year! 🙂 I know, I know. I’m talking about it a bunch but I’m just so crazy excited to see this labor of love in print!!


YESTERDAY, I received the PRE-final draft in the mail. In other words–my last chance to fix any glaring trouble. This is SO HARD! God has continued to unfold new truth and deeper revelation in my heart over the past few months. I have SO MUCH to say and ways to say it. My heart (and mouth) is bursting to share.

PREPARE FOR SOME SHAMELESS SELF PROMOTION—I hope that after the book releases SOMEBODY (HINT-HINT!) will invite me to speak and share this passionate message. If that is YOU, I am booking 2015 speaking engagements RIGHT NOW!! Please check out my speaker page or contact my Assistant Rosemary (rosemary.j.mazur@gmail.com) for information!

In anticipating this new adventure, I’m – you could say – collaborating with a fabulous group of ladies in weeding through our STUCK places – together. Aside from the honest, transparent exchange of life stories and insecurities, these lovely ladies shine a light on scripture verses that I haven’t quite considered in a while.

Like this one:

For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a bond-servant of Christ.

Galatians 1:10

For many months the tap-tap-tap of my possessed fingertips was the drumbeat of my life. I ate, slept, and dreamt Life UnStuck. I worried, toiled and tethered myself to Life UnStuck. Who am I kidding, I’m STILL stuck in Life Unstuck.

With these FINAL edits burning the way to the book’s completion, the responsibility I feel is immense.

What if YOU don’t like the book?

What if YOU don’t connect with its message?

What if I did a lousy job of getting what was in my heart onto the pages?

The “what ifs” are downright paralyzing. So I’ve read this scripture a few times. What, exactly, am I seeking in writing this book? YES, I want it to speak to the reader. NO, I actually want it to SING to the reader’s heart.

But what if it doesn’t? Were all the hours, tears, fretting all for naught? I can say NO, it was all worth it! I’ve prayed and journaled and talked the words on this page so much that I’ve nearly memorized the entire book and I HAVE memorized the Chapter of Psalm 139!! I’ve done it in the spirit of God’s loving grace.

So today–I read the pages for the final time before my heart is set up to be naked before the world! (You know the WHOLE WORLD WILL READ MY BOOK!!)

I lift up my efforts (and grumbling, fussing and worrying) to exalt His power and heavenly influence in trying my very best to create an action plan that is worthy of His glory.

While sometimes I’ve allowed the fear of “what will they think” to whisper its way into my busy brain, I am nonetheless reminded by my Unstuck Sister from my first UnStuck Woman Club, in her beautiful scripture submission, to endeavor to please, praise, and press towards God above all else.


In His Grip with YOU!


Hey—this month–like every month, will be filled with goodies for my mailing list friends!! ALL you have to do is leave a comment below and answer this question–

What are you FEARING from People more than God?…….

My November Give-away is a Thanksgiving Goodie Basket  featuring the Hassle-Free Holiday book Everyday Confetti written by my Proverbs 31 Ministries Friends Karen Ehman and Glynnis Whitwer! 


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  1. I can’t wait to read your book. Something I fear more from people is acceptance. Even though I don’t act like things bother me at times, it really does. I have learned to lean on God more during these times but I still find myself worried about what people think. I pray that I can trust God more to not worry about that, but to give me all in whatever situation and that everyone can see God in me. God bless

    1. Amy–that is so big isn’t it? While we passionately pursue what God has for us, our flesh deeply desires to be accepted by others. I have experienced that “perfect” (not) storm many times in my own life and ministry.
      Thank you for sharing and for pressing in for Life Unstuck!!

    1. Wow–my number 1 life struggle! I so get you Lori. I have to constantly stay fixed on God’s Word and His promises to keep UnStuck from this bondage!
      A favorite verse of mine is: 2 Corinthians 12:9.
      Blessings and thank you for sharing!!

  2. Fearing how people don’t do what they say they will and and then they do some very hurtful things. I guess trusting is where I’m having the hardest time. I have shared things and then had them use those things against me. My heart is aching. Can and do people really love with the heart of Christ? Should I just clam up and keep everything to myself? I love your work Pat! You have been an awesome encouragement and influence in my life!!! Thank you for sharing your life experiences and helping others to live a more abundantly free life!

    1. Paula–I get this one as well. My year has been filled with some of these thoughts. At the same time, I have been CLEARLY reminded of my own flesh and human-ness! For me, the freedom has come from pressing HARD into God. Grabbing them very home of His garment and at the same time, the healing and wholeness that only HE–not people–can offer!
      My question has become–Can I and DO I, love with the love of Jesus!!
      Hugs to you sister–thank you for your transparency!
      James 5:16

  3. I always fear acceptance. I always feel like I’m unworthy to love. I think a lot comes from my childhood but God is gradually breaking those walls down and giving me confidence!

    1. Carolyn and Sarah, you are both saying the same thing right–do we see the pattern of lies the enemy plays us with?!!
      I can’t wait to put my new book in your hands!! God has shown me so much about this STUCK place!

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