Many women in the workplace feel the tension of managing life on the job and life at home. There can be strain trying to balance it all, causing feelings of guilt to surface, or frustration with the disorganized chaos it can become.
We struggle to reconcile our career pursuits, our identity among our peers and the push of the culture around us to achieve and succeed. For the woman who loves and follows Christ, these questions are so important to answer! And by his grace, the Lord provides us guidance and answers in his Word.
In, She Works His Way: A Practical Guide for Doing What Matters Most in a Get-Things-Done World by Michelle Myers and Somer Phoebus help us, as Christian women, learn how our roles and responsibilities sit under the authority of God, teaching us a biblical worldview of our work.
This book is written for the woman who finds herself - in the secular workplace or in ministry - struggling to reconcile the modern day mantras about who women 'should' be with the truth of God's Word.
"The world is trying so hard to convince you that you can do it all, be it all and have it all. An apart of you really wants to believe it" but, "dependence on God is the foundation for following him. That's why we must constantly remind ourselves that as believers, self-sufficiency is a deficiency."
The chapters dive into topics about ambition, identity, success, relationships, listening and leading, showing us how scripture teaches us the way of the cross in all these areas of our working lives. Our careers aren't just work, they are our daily opportunity to be the hands and feet of the Lord Jesus, and his mouthpiece of love and grace to those we meet; all for the good of others and the glory of God.
I particularly love the powerful prayer at the end of every chapter, they've been ones I return to during the early hours of my day as they reorient my mindset from one of selfish striving to selfless service.
She Works His Way is also a discipleship community, where they host classes on business training and personal development that aligns with God's Word and is: dependent on God, dedicated to family, committed to the gospel and effective in our work.
If you're looking to understand what scripture teaches us about our work and to apply it practically to your life, this great book is coming out in October. Preorder it today! You'll also get access to a study guide that goes along with the book, which you would work fantastic in a small group setting.
# of pages: 224
Level of Difficulty: Easy
My Rating: 5 stars!
*A big thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the ARC and the opportunity to post an honest review.