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Dec 29, 2020

Why You Should Stop Trying to Be Perfect with GiGi Butler

 


0:47 Three Ways to Let Go of the Pressure to Be Perfect

13:38 The Importance of Being Original with GiGi Butler

25:54 Are You Under A Lot of Pressure?


Resources

Christy's New Devotional - Living True: 40 Days to Get Back to You
Get back to you with my brand-new devotional, Living True: 40 Days to Get Back to You, that will help you break through the busyness of life and build the confidence you need to embrace the person you want to be. Get your copy today: https://bit.ly/3gS8xSw

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The pressure to live a picture-perfect life is everywhere, isn't it? We're always chasing impossible standards for the perfect body, business, spouse, kids and family. Today, we're going to talk about how to let go of the pressure to be perfect and embrace our missteps and mistakes. It's time to move past the fear of imperfection and live an authentic life.

 

3 Ways to Let Go of the Pressure to Be Perfect

Today, we’re talking about how to let go of the pressure to be perfect. I don’t know about you, but I feel this pressure on an almost daily basis. We’re always chasing some perceived idea of the perfect body, the perfect mom, the perfect house, or the perfect job. But when we choose to let go of our own impossibly high standards and stop focusing on our weaknesses, we can actually live an authentic life.

We’ll unpack three main ways to let go of perfection:

  1. Focus on what’s right.
  2. Laugh about what’s wrong.
  3. Redefine “good.”

 

The Importance of Being Original with GiGi Butler

“Life isn’t about being perfect: It’s about being original.” These powerful words are from my friend Gigi Butler, entrepreneur and founder of GiGi’s Cupcakes. Gigi and I talk about how waiting to make a move until everything is perfect will leave you stuck. Because first of all, perfection doesn’t exist. And more importantly, God did not create you to be average or to try to pattern your life after someone else’s version of perfect. He created you for a unique purpose that only you can accomplish.

 

Are You Under a Lot of Pressure?

“Since this is the kind of life we have chosen, the life of the Spirit, let us make sure that we do not just hold it as an idea in our heads or a sentiment in our hearts, but work out its implications in every detail of our lives. That means we will not compare ourselves with each other as if one of us were better and another worse. We have far more interesting things to do with our lives. Each of us is an original.” Galatians 5:25–26 (The Message)

I love this passage of Scripture because it reminds us that God has big plans for each one of us. We can choose to spend our lives missing out by constantly comparing ourselves to someone else’s version of success. But as this verse reminds us, “We have far more interesting things to do with our lives.”

Here are a few journal questions to help you think and pray through today’s teaching on perfection:

  1. What’s going right in your life right now? What’s good?
  2. What’s going wrong that you can laugh about?
  3. How can you redefine “good”?
Dec 22, 2020

Are You Owning Your Story? with Mary Marantz

 


0:56 It’s Time for a New Christmas Tradition!

10:24 From Trailer Life to Yale Law School with Mary Marantz

23:00 Can You Answer These Three Questions About Yourself?


Resources

Christy's New Devotional - Living True: 40 Days to Get Back to You
Get back to you with my brand-new devotional, Living True: 40 Days to Get Back to You, that will help you break through the busyness of life and build the confidence you need to embrace the person you want to be. Get your copy today: https://bit.ly/3mxoa3T

Christy's 5-Day Confidence Boost
Sign up for Christy’s free 5-Day Confidence Boost. You’ll receive five days of encouragement focused on helping you become a more confident you! https://bit.ly/3fZh71w

We want to hear your feedback about The Christy Wright Show! Email us at hello@christywright.com to let us know what you think of the show.


 

Merry Christmas! This time each year we celebrate and remember one of the greatest stories ever told. So, today, we’re going to talk about the importance of your story. My new friend Mary Marantz joins us to talk about her story and how she’s using it to help others (and how you can too). And then we’ll take some time to pause, reflect and journal. Let’s dive in!

 

It’s Time for a New Christmas Tradition!

We all have Christmas traditions. My husband and I have this Christmas tradition where we write a letter of everything that happened during the year—major events, prayers, goals and dreams. We pack up the letters with our ornaments, then read them the following year when we open our boxes to decorate again. It's always amazing to see just how much can happen in one year’s time.

But when you’re writing a letter like this, you don’t know what the next year will hold. Your perspective is so limited from where you're sitting. You might feel like there are pieces of your story that have no purpose. But what I love is that God works all things together for your good—even the hard things. Even those wilderness seasons where you're wondering if God has forgotten you. God can even use those for your good.

 

From Trailer Life to Yale Law School with Mary Marantz

I’m so excited because my new friend Mary Marantz is joining us to talk about her new book, Dirt: Growing Strong Roots in What Makes the Broken Beautiful. Mary is a podcaster, author and speaker, and she has an incredible story that I know you’ll love. Mary and I talk about running from failure (and stumbling into success), speaking life over yourself and others, and the beauty and importance of our stories.

 

Can You Answer These Three Questions About Yourself?

“‘I am the Lord’s servant,’ Mary answered. ‘May your word to me be fulfilled.’ Then the angel left her.” — Luke 1:38 (NIV)

This verse is such a great reminder for you and me. God can speak to us in ways that seem crazy, impractical, illogical or impossible. But when God gives you a dream or prompts you to go in a certain direction, you can still faithfully and obediently say, “You’re God, and I'm not. And I trust what you're doing in my life, even though it doesn't make sense to me right now, and even though I might not like it.”

So, I want to give you some journal questions to process as you think about what this means for your life and where you are right now—especially in this Christmas season.

  1. Where do you sense God leading you right now?
  2. How have you felt about your own personal story in the past?
  3. Where have you seen God's faithfulness in your story?
Dec 15, 2020

How to Find Restoration This Year With Lecrae

 


0:51 Feeling Lost and Broken? Watch This.

9:33 Why You’re Never Too Messed Up for a Restoration with Lecrae

25:30 What Healing Do You Need?


Resources

Christy's New Devotional - Living True: 40 Days to Get Back to You
Get back to you with my brand-new devotional, Living True: 40 Days to Get Back to You, that will help you break through the busyness of life and build the confidence you need to embrace the person you want to be. Get your copy today: https://bit.ly/3fBB6TN

Christy's 5-Day Confidence Boost
Sign up for Christy’s free 5-Day Confidence Boost. You’ll receive five days of encouragement focused on helping you become a more confident you! https://bit.ly/39dOsoi

We want to hear your feedback about The Christy Wright Show! Email us at hello@christywright.com to let us know what you think of the show.


 

This year has left so many people hopeless and wondering if things will ever change. So, today on the show, we’re talking about how we can have hope that things can change, even if it feels impossible. Then, I’m so excited because bestselling author, rapper, recording artist and businessman Lecrae is joining us to talk about restoration. Finally, we’ll take some time to pray and journal. It’s going to be so good!

 

Feeling Lost and Broken? Watch This.

Our God is a God who restores. He cares about the big things and the small things and everything in between. There have been so many times when God’s displayed that in my life. Let me give you an example: When I was 23 years old, I moved to this little house that backed up to the Harpeth River. I decided it was the perfect opportunity to get a canoe, and my mom had a friend who owned a canoe company. So, I got an old, beat up yellow canoe that didn’t have seats and even had some holes in the bottom, and it was perfect. I fixed it up and enjoyed it the entire summer.

One day, I was so exhausted after canoeing that I decided not to pull the canoe all the way up the hill into my backyard and just flipped it over on the hillside. When I came out the next day, it was gone. Someone had stolen it. I felt so guilty for leaving it outside the fence and told myself I didn’t deserve another canoe. But a year and a half later, I moved to another house surrounded by the same river and decided it was time for another canoe. I asked my mom to call her friend again, and a few days later she pulled down the old gravel drive of my farmhouse with the same yellow canoe. I couldn’t believe it. Turns out, someone had stolen the canoe, and the store owner’s wife saw it propped up on someone’s porch. Listen: God cares.

So, if you’re questioning if God sees you, if He cares about you, or if He cares about the little things . . . He does.

 

Why You’re Never Too Messed Up for a Restoration with Lecrae

Y’all, I’m so excited because I get to sit down with bestselling author, rapper, recording artist and businessman Lecrae to discuss the work he’s doing with his brand-new album and book. We cover a lot of ground, but here are some highlights:

  • Reigniting hope during hard times
  • Separating your identity from your circumstances
  • Finding restoration despite brokenness

 

What Healing Do You Need?

“And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. To him be the power for ever and ever. Amen.” — 1 Peter 5:1–11 (NIV)

I love this promise and reminder that God knows everything and can do anything. If God said it, He will do it. He doesn’t make broken promises. He can and will restore you when you trust Him with your deepest wounds and brokenness. He will make you steadfast and strong.

Take some time to pray and write down the answers to these questions:

  1. Where do you need God to restore something in your life?
  2. What have you given up on in your life?
  3. Write down a prayer of restoration, asking God to show you who He is and to come through for you in a way that only He can.
Dec 8, 2020

What Your Money Habits Say About You

 


0:53 Why Learning About Money Is So Important

8:05 The Secret to Understanding Money with Rachel Cruze

27:49 Why You Should Be Asking God for Wisdom


Resources

Christy's New Devotional - Living True: 40 Days to Get Back to You
Get back to you with my brand-new devotional, Living True: 40 Days to Get Back to You, that will help you break through the busyness of life and build the confidence you need to embrace the person you want to be. Get your copy today: https://bit.ly/3mfo3Kt

Christy's 5-Day Confidence Boost
Sign up for Christy’s free 5-Day Confidence Boost. You’ll receive five days of encouragement focused on helping you become a more confident you! https://bit.ly/3nKRGUa

We want to hear your feedback about The Christy Wright Show! Email us at hello@christywright.com to let us know what you think of the show.


 

There’s something that you need to do and you may not even realize it: Learn how to manage your money. That’s right, today my good friend and New York Times bestselling author Rachel Cruze is joining me to talk about all things money and her new book, Know Yourself, Know Your Money. Then we’ll dive into Scripture and spend some time journaling.

 

Why Learning About Money Is So Important

So many of us never learned how to manage money growing up. And if you never learned how to manage money growing up, then you don't know how to manage your money now. You might be living paycheck to paycheck, barely getting by, and trying to pay your bills. You might be dreading those bills coming to your mailbox or inbox and struggling to keep your head above water. And you might just think, This is as good as it gets.

There’s more for you than just getting by. You can learn how to manage your money. You can learn how to live on less than you make so you can actually have some money. The trick to having money isn’t just to make more money—it's spending less money. And that's hard, but when you learn about it, you can do it. You’ll feel more powerful, more in control, more proud of yourself and more hopeful about the future because you realize that the person in control of that future is you.

 

The Secret to Understanding Money with Rachel Cruze

My good friend and bestselling author Rachel Cruze is joining us on the show today to talk about her new book, Know Yourself, Know Your Money. Y’all, this isn’t just another money book (although it will help you in that area too). It’s all about the “why” of why you handle money the way you do. In her book, Rachel helps you really dig into your spending habits and values.

 

Why You Should Be Asking God for Wisdom

“If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.” — James 1:5 (NIV)

You and I are so good at trying to fix things ourselves, aren't we?  Oftentimes, when I face a problem in my life, I immediately go into problem-solving mode. And time after time, I run into dead ends and keep coming up empty-handed. After days or weeks of this, I’ll have an epiphany: Why don't I ask God about this? I'm so quick to try to pull myself up by my bootstraps and fix everything. And sometimes that works out for me, but a lot of times it doesn't.

Here’s the reality: If you're in a place where you’re struggling financially or in any area of your life, there are things that you can do to fix it. But you also can seek wisdom and ask God (who gives generously without finding fault) to meet you there. He will provide for you. He will provide information, resources, steps. He will provide discipline. And if you need it, He will provide discernment and correction.

I have a few journal questions to help you process and pray through this:

  1. In what area of your life do you need wisdom and help right now?
  2. What do you wish was different about your financial situation?
  3. What are you going to do to learn something new?
Dec 1, 2020

How to Have the Best Christmas

 


0:45 What People Really Want This Christmas

7:59 Always Running Out of Time? This Is Why.

17:07 Why Slowing Down Is So Important


Resources

Christy's New Devotional - Living True: 40 Days to Get Back to You
Get back to you with my brand-new devotional, Living True: 40 Days to Get Back to You, that will help you break through the busyness of life and build the confidence you need to embrace the person you want to be. Get your copy today: https://bit.ly/2UEwRgM

Christy's 5-Day Confidence Boost
Sign up for Christy’s free 5-Day Confidence Boost. You’ll receive five days of encouragement focused on helping you become a more confident you! https://bit.ly/2UAMpC0

We want to hear your feedback about The Christy Wright Show! Email us at hello@christywright.com to let us know what you think of the show.


 

The very best gift that you can give others and yourself this Christmas is your presence, your attention and your eye contact. So, today on the show, I’m talking about one of the biggest distractions we all struggle with: our phones. Then, I want to unpack some wisdom from John Mark Comer’s book The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry. Finally, I’ll leave you with a few questions that will help you really apply this to your lives. Let’s jump in.

 

What People Really Want This Christmas

Every single human being has a need to feel seen. That’s why the very best gift you can give others and yourself this Christmas is simply your presence, your attention and your eye contact. And let's be honest. We all struggle with how much time we spend on our phones. It steals our moments and our ability to be present for the people who matter the most.

When you start intentionally putting your phone down and engaging the person in front of you, you start to realize the gift is not just for the other person—it’s a gift for you as well. If you want a great Christmas, you have to show up for it and actually experience it yourself. Believe me: You won’t be disappointed.

 

Always Running Out of Time? This Is Why.

I’ve been reading an incredible book by John Mark Comer called The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry. In the book, John talks about the impact our technology is having on our lives and even our attention spans. So, I want to share some of that research with you: In the year 2000, before the digital revolution, our attention span was 12 seconds. It has dropped to eight seconds, to put things in perspective. A goldfish has an attention span of nine seconds. Yeah—we're losing to goldfish.

If we can understand the dangerous, addictive nature of technology, screens, apps and notifications, we can guard against it. We can put boundaries and guardrails around our use of technology to help us focus on what matters most.

So, if your phone isn’t the most important thing in your life, then stop acting like it is. Stop giving it that much of your attention, your eye contact, your energy and your time. What if you just let yourself live in the moment and experience things in real time? What if you looked up, made eye contact, and were actually present for the people and the moments that mattered the most to you? I think, if you’d do that, you’d completely change how you experience your own life.

 

Why Slowing Down Is So Important

“Be still, and know that I am God.” — Psalm 46:10 (NIV)

A lot of us have this inner drive—this pull—to be everything to everyone. And if I'm honest, a lot of my hurry and rushing and activity and need to do all the things all the time for all the people comes from this deeper need to be the hero and to save the day. I have this Mother Teresa complex. Like, Well, if I don't do it, who will? If I don't do it, it won't get done. As if, somehow, the world hangs on my shoulders (which is laughable).

We're busy, we're burned out, and we're running ragged. We're running ourselves to the ground. This verse doesn't ask us to be still. It's not a suggestion. It's a command. It says “Be still.” Be still and be quiet. Don't look at your phone. Don't even listen to music. Stop the noise. Stop the rushing. Stop the running. Stop trying to perform. Stop trying to keep up. Just stop. Be still. This verse is a beautiful reminder and invitation for me and you to be still and know that God is God and we are not.

Take some time to answer these questions as you think about this:

  1. In what area (or areas) of your life do you feel the need to be a hero?
  2. What would need to happen for you to stop? What must be true for you to be still and rest?
  3. How could you be still, even in the chaos?
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