You pray, attend church, and read your Bible - but are you following God or trying to catch up with him? The distinction is subtle, but it makes a big difference! Drawing from Scripture and her own experience, Smith explains how to exchange rules, requirements, and misplaced guilt for spiritual freedom and authentic progress.
Maybe youve never asked the question out loud, but youve wondered. You do the things that look good on paper: read your Bible, pray, attend study groups and go to church on Sundays.
But you arent convinced you really know Him.
Angie Smith understands, because she had run circles around the same paths searching for Him, frustrated at her lack of progress. And she probably would have continued to do so had it not been for one realization that changed everything.
She wasnt following God; she was trying to catch up with Him.
And without realizing it, you may be as well.
Its a distinction that affects every aspect of our lives with Christ, and it begins with learning where weve relied more on mans explanation of God than God Himself.
So many requirements, so many rules, and so much guilt where there is supposed to be freedom. Its the reason you wonder if youve measured up, and the nagging voice that tells you youre a failure as a Christian.
Three simple words changed everything for Angie, and she believes they can do the same for you.
Stop chasing God.
Angie Smith is the wife of Todd Smith (lead singer of Dove Award winning group Selah), author of I Will Carry You, What Women Fear, and Mended. She is one of the most popular speakers and blog writers in the country. She holds a Masters degree in Developmental Psychology from Vanderbilt University and lives with her husband and daughters in Nashville, TN.