Let God Loosen the Knots of Insecurity in Your Life
- Pub. Date
- May 2015
Think you'll never measure up? Think again.
We all want to feel valued. We crave approval and acceptance in the eyes of family, friends, and even strangers. But when we seek confirmation that we are enough using the world's standards, it seems like we always fall short. As a result, we cannot believe we are who God says we are--accepted, loved, beautiful, and treasured.
With hope-filled writing and plenty of hard-won personal advice, Carey Scott teaches you how to untangle your self-esteem from the world and anchor it in Jesus. She lovingly shows you that God was intentional in how he made you--and that he is pleased with his work. You'll learn practical strategies to escape the unattainable standards of our performance-based world. And you'll find comfort in the fact that you are not alone on the journey.
"If you feel like you're simultaneously 'too much' and 'not enough,' Carey gets you, gives you hope, and guides you to the one and only perfect One, in whose love you are complete."--Cheri Gregory, coauthor of The Cure for the "Perfect" Life
"Carey Scott offers encouragement for your heart and practical tools for your mind that will help you truly get free from insecurity."--Holley Gerth, Wall Street Journal bestselling author of You're Already Amazing
"Carey's transparency is permission for women to gently unwrap our own areas of insecurity. Her faith leads us to change and freedom."--Amy Carroll, speaker and author of Breaking Up with Perfect
Carey Scott is an author, speaker, and certified Bible life coach who challenges women to be real--not perfect--even when real is messy. She speaks to women's groups and writes an online devotional designed to help women be who God created them to be. She lives in Colorado with her husband and their two children.
"If you feel like you're simultaneously 'too much' and 'not enough,' Carey gets you, gives you hope, and guides you to the one and only perfect One, in whose love you are complete."
Cheri Gregory, coauthor of The Cure for the "Perfect" Life: 12 Ways to Stop Trying Harder and Start Living Braver
"Every woman I know (including me) struggles with insecurity in some way. We need to be reminded of who we are in Christ and have strategies that help us apply this truth to our lives. That's exactly what Carey Scott offers in these pages--encouragement for your heart and practical tools for your mind that will help you truly get free from insecurity."
Holley Gerth, Wall Street Journal bestselling author
"Carey Scott delves deep to identify the roots of a woman's insecurities; all the while, she infuses us with hope by revealing the Source of our healing. Carey's transparency is permission for women to gently unwrap our own areas of insecurity. Her faith leads us to change and freedom."
Amy Carroll, speaker and author of Breaking Up with Perfect
"In Untangled, Carey Scott helps us identify and discover how to be biblically set free from those things that hold our hearts captive and prevent us from living the abundant life Jesus died to give us. With vulnerable transparency, Carey shares her personal 'tangles' and gives readers the tools they need to overcome their own. If we want to fully embrace our God-given destinies, we must first become untangled--and Carey Scott helps us do just that. A definite must-read!"
Stephanie Shott, founder of the MOM Initiative; author of The Making of a Mom
"Carey Scott is a fresh voice for women. Her straightforward, authentic approach to life and her willingness to share even the deepest parts of it combine beautifully with her love for the Lord. This book made me laugh and it made me cry, but most importantly it reminded me that even in the darkest times and places in life, my hope can be found in Christ."
Jill Hart, founder of Christian Work at Home Ministries; author of Do Life Different
"Carey Scott masterfully unravels each of the tangles we women can't help but find our way into. With her relatable voice and compassionate heart, she gently guides readers away from such struggles while loosening the knots we desperately want to break free from. A must-read!"
Jenny Lee Sulpizio, author of For the Love of God: A Woman's Guide to Finding Faith and Getting Grace and Confessions of a Wonder Woman Wannabe
"The big question most women face in life is this: What makes us significant? Beyond that, we wonder if we are really worth loving. So many of us are content to trade admiration or approval for the love we need more than anything. In her brave book, Carey Scott rips back the curtain of her own private struggles and invites us to take a good hard look at this question in our own hearts: How many opportunities in life--how many chances at love--will we miss because of the tangled up mess of insecurity in our soul? I found myself thinking, I didn't even realize that was still a struggle for me! Carey reminds us in profound ways that life is too short, energy is too precious, and we are too valuable in God's eyes to be strangled by knots of insecurity. Allow Carey to take your hand and encourage you so that, starting today, you can begin (or begin again) the brave story of the rest of your life."
Laurie Wallin, life coach; author of Why Your Weirdness Is Wonderful: Embrace Your Quirks & Live Your Strengths; LaurieWallin.com
"With unflinching transparency and vulnerability, Carey takes readers on a journey that leads to freedom. One by one, she loosens the ties that bind our value to our appearance, performance, and other people. And then she anchors it firmly to the only unchanging Source of worth we have: Jesus Christ. This is a must-read book for any woman who struggles with feelings of inadequacy--and isn't that every one of us?"
Melinda Means, speaker; coauthor of Mothering from Scratch: Finding the Best Parenting Style for You and Your Family