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Insecurity can be defined very succinctly as self-doubt. From an early age, we begin to doubt whether or not we will ever be good enough, be worth anything, or do things right and the battle can continue through our entire lives.

412QIaPmGbL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_In her book, Untangled: Let God Loosen the Knots of Insecurity in Your Life, Carey Scott addresses this battle for approval and acceptance. She writes very candidly of her own struggles which stemmed from childhood experiences. But the struggle with insecurity did not end until she was way into her adult life.

Life can be difficult and being creatures filled with varied emotions, our thoughts and emotions can often and quickly become a tangled mess. But how to untangle them is where we need direction and focus.

Carey offers us her stories, insights and Biblical application to making sense of our insecurities and working past them. She addresses the tangles of:

  • Expectations
  • When our identity stems from our children
  • Domestic disappointment
  • Friendships
  • The web of social media
  • Success and achievements

We need to come to the place of recognizing we each have been created uniquely and purposely. God has given us gifts to use specifically where He has placed us both in time and location. His desire is for us to be a blessing to those around us and for them to see His light in and through our lives.

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I found such hope and encouragement in the words Carey shared throughout this book:

  • “While the world is careless with my heart, God never is.”
  • “God unveils where the Enemy has strategically tangled my self-esteem.”
  • “We cannot untangle these knots on our own.”
  • “Replace disappointment with faith.”
  • “We aren’t expected to have it all together before we do what God is asking of us.”
  • “It’s not about our weakness; it’s about God’s strength.”
  • “He {the Enemy} and his minions design situations to make us doubt our magnificence and significance.”
  • “Motherhood knots our self-esteem because these little critters don’t come with detailed instructions. Each new situation presents a new opportunity for us to mess up. Even if we’ve already figured it out with one child, all the rules change with the next.”
  • “Each day, I wake up determined to tie my worth to the Creator alone.”

At the end of its chapter, each tangle, comes equipped with applicable Scriptures to be learned and memorized, a prayer, and questions which are excellent for both self-evaluation and group discussions. We can become women who escape the unattainable standards of perfection set by the world around us.

Head over to the Untangled Women website where you will find the “What’s Your Tangle?” online quiz to begin your journey to freedom. You will also find a free chapter to download but I am certain you will want to read the entire book.

The publishers have graciously provided me with two copies of “Untangled” to offer to my readers. I’m going to make this easy – – just leave a comment asking to be entered in the giveaway. The giveaway will close on Sunday, June 7th at midnight and I will announce the winners on Monday, June 8th, selecting the winners using random.org.

*** I received a copy of this book from Revell for review purposes. The opinions expressed in this review are my own.

~~ Monday, June 8th: The hardest part of doing a giveaway is that I always want for everyone to win ๐Ÿ™‚ I combined everyone from this post & my post yesterday. The winners of the 2 copies of #Untangled as picked by random.org are Theresa E.and Michelle F. I will contact both for their mailing addresses. Thank you to everyone who entered. I truly hope you all are able to read the book. It was wonderful!

Today I am joining … Literacy Musing Mondays and The Book Nook and Booknificent Thursday .