Founder of the IF:Gathering, author, and Bible teacher, Jennie Allen inspires women to encounter God. She works hard at the work in front of her and a few years ago realized she might be working too hard, trying to prove to everyone that she was good enough, up to the task. Her journey to let go of expectations and allow God to do his job is chronicled in her new book Nothing to Prove: Why We Can Stop Trying So Hard.
In our conversation with Jennie we talk through letting go of approval. We cover everything from God taking us to places where trust is required in order to increase our dependence on him, to how and why Jennie prayed “Give us this day our daily bread” this last year, to our call to disciple a few within our immediate reach. This interview will inspire you to trust more and strive less as Jennie reminds us of God’s sovereign plans.
If you’re a woman who is tempted to perform, who seeks approval from God, who is slightly exhausted from all of the striving, this is an episode you won’t want to miss. Jennie challenges us to let go of control and walk in obedience no matter the cost because God’s plans are good. His plans can be hard, but they’re always good.
You can listen to our interview with Jennie on iTunes here.
Here are few things mentioned on the show:
Jennie’s new book Nothing to Prove: Why We Can Stop Trying So Hard
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