Unglued

UngluedI picked up this book right before my train ride. The cover alone spoke volumes to me. I mean, haven’t you ever just wanted to be alone somewhere (a middle of a field standing on a rock) and be able to throw your purse over your head and scream at the top of your lungs? Lysa gets me.

Unglued. I confess. I come unglued. More often than I care to admit. What causes the unglueing? Oh so many things: past hurts, life transitions, actions/words of others, loss of control, etc. I’m sure you know nothing about any of this.

Lysa’s words were soothing to my soul because she’s honest and real. Reading her “unglued” moments let me know that I’m not alone in this struggle. Plus she is hilarious so the stories had me laughing throughout the entire book. Her words stirred in me a desire and hope for change. I don’t have to live in the place of unglued and neither do you!

Here are some great quotes from the book:

  • I can rest in the fact that God is in control. Which means I can face things that are out of my control and not act out of control.
  • People don’t’ stand on opposing sides of the conflict scale. People stand on one side and Satan stands on the other. When we dump hurt into one another’s lives, we aren’t leveling the conflict scale. We are just weighing down the people side of the scale and elevating the Satan side of the scale. Satan loves it when we do his work for him by dumping on each other.
  • Feelings are indicators, not dictators. They can indicate there is a situation I need to deal with, but they shouldn’t dictate it.
  • The only way out of the pit is to make the choice to stop digging deeper and turn to God for a solution.
  • Because His love comes without unfair human judgement, we soften and feel safe enough to humbly admit we need Him to work on us.
  • Am I trying to prove or improve? In other words, is my desire in this conflict to prove that I am right, or is my desire to improve the relationship?
  • Comparison steals celebration

Just listing these quotes doesn’t do the book justice. As I am sitting here flipping through it I am thinking, “I need to read this again.” Lysa describes two different types of people throughout the book, those who explode with their feelings and those who stuff their feelings. She talks about the importance of our thoughts and how thought patterns can destroy the truth in our lives. I love that she continually brings the reader back to God and reminds the reader that the results are not ours to worry about. Our true job is to be obedient in our attitudes/thoughts/actions to the Lord.

*This book has been made into a six week Bible study for women and I have considered leading one at the church. Would anybody be interested in doing a Bible study on this topic?*
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