Life is full of tests, trials, discouragement, and opportunities to quit on the way to fulfilling God’s plan and purpose for your life. In John 16:33 (AMP), the Lord Jesus Himself told us, “In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration….” But thankfully, He didn’t stop there. He continued, “but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.]”
We are guaranteed difficulties, times of frustration, and distressing circumstances throughout life. But because we have the Lord on our side, we will always have the opportunity to rise above those circumstances, rather than fall prey to them.
In her book, #BEMORE, Facebook Marketing Expert and author, Sandi Krakowski, offers 77 “secrets” that will inspire you to rise above your difficult situations, setbacks or disappointments and be more by being who you were created to be.
Disclosure: I received a free copy of the book, #BEMORE, from the Fedd Agency in exchange for my review. This post contains affiliate links.
The theme that runs throughout this book is the fact that you were created uniquely. You have a purpose to fulfill. You have a divine destiny. And it is up to you to overcome the challenges you face each and every day in order to ultimately be who God intended you to be.
In this world it is far too so easy to just be average. It takes a great deal of effort and fortitude to rise up and be more – especially when others around you are settling for their “lot in life.”
But I believe that within each of us, there is a deep-seated desire to be more, to grow more, to achieve our highest potential in life.
“Being more starts with looking up to strengthen your
relationship with God and then ripples outward.”
I couldn’t agree more. If we don’t have a solid foundation in the Word of God as well as a vibrant, thriving relationship with our heavenly Father, then all other areas of our life will come up lacking. But if we draw upon the Word and continually develop in our prayer life, we will grow by leaps and bounds in other areas of life.
In #BEMORE, Sandi addresses five different areas of life in which each of us has the opportunity to go above and beyond.
She encourages us to:
- Be more connected to God
- Be more in tune with ourselves
- Be more attentive to our relationships
- Be more engaged with our community
- Be more mindful of our world
#BEMORE is broken down into short, one-and-a-half page chapters, each addressing a different key secret. The book is meant to be carried with you so that you can read a secret or two when you have a few moments. It’s small enought to slip into your purse or bag. In fact, that’s what I’ve been doing. It’s great to have in the car for those times you’re sitting and waiting on someone.
I have always loved Sandi’s heart to bring inspiration and empowerment to bloggers and business owners. She has overcome many obstacles in her life to be in the place she is today. Now she has an incredible platform to encourage others to follow the Lord’s plan for their lives by being who they are created to be.
Alisha Gratehouse is an artist, art instructor, minister’s wife, and homeschooling mom of three. Her days are filled with creating, painting, writing, drinking lots of tea, laughing with (and at) her family, and spontaneously bursting forth into song. Alisha is the author of several books including, A Life That Flourishes.