God created you for a reason. This is our theme for the month of March, and in this episode, Julie Watson shares how she fought back fear and a lack of confidence to pursue the dreams God has given her for the one life she has to live. Through her story we are reminded how God often calls us into places where we feel incompetent, like we can’t do it, or are just too full of fear to move forward (think of Moses). But He meets us in our “gaps,” and He grows us when we say “yes” despite our objections to the challenges before us.
IF YOU HAVE EVER STRUGGLED WITH SELF-CONFIDENCE OR FEAR, THIS WAS THE EPISODE FOR YOU.
As we talk, Julie reveals the truth about the training, education or preparation you need to pursue your dream – and it’s probably not what you think! And she asks a poignant question towards the end that helps us think about what we really want for our life and our dream.
More about Julie Watson:
She’s a certified health coach and life coach and a newly published author of the book True Health – A woman’s guide to loving her body, loving her life and loving her God. After battling with her own health and life struggles, she is passionate about helping women increase their health so they can live out the life they’re called to live. She believes we are created for more, to flourish not flounder in our everyday life. Julie lives in the country with her husband and their combined family of five children. In her free time, she can be found writing, researching, running, teaching others about healthy living, and connecting with friends over a great cup of coffee.
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MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:
Google “I Am” statements as a reminder of your identity in Christ
The four pillars mentioned in Julie’s book, True Health:
Realizing your potential
Enlightenment by the Holy Spirit
Not mentioned, but she shared this book with me as a great resource for anyone dealing with grief or wondering how to respond to friends and loved ones who are:
A Grace Disguised: How the Soul Grows Through Loss by Jerry Sittser
So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
~ Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)
‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’
~ Jeremiah 33:3 (NIV)
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MAIN TAKEAWAYS & TIMESTAMPS:
2:50 – who Julie is
3:35 – about her health struggles and losing her first husband to cancer
5:11 – how God revealed her journey to better health
6:25 – what her work as a health coach looks like
6:50 – suggestions for the listener on how we can be more healthy
8:40 – about putting more intention into her meals
9:51 – what meal planning and prep looks like for Julie
12:50 – who will benefit from working with Julie
14:15 – how fear has stood in the way of her dream
15:53 – growing in confidence in herself and in God
16:51 – about God using our “gaps” versus our giftings
18:35 – God created you for a reason
19:13 – God meets us in our gaps
19:55 – the surprise answer about what more education and training did for Julie
20:56 – the most valuable lesson she’s learned about fear
22:04 – how taking baby steps makes it a little bit easier
24:19 – scripture she’s carried with her through trials
27:04 – Julie’s advice to just start pursuing your dream
29:20 – no matter what happens your identity is never going to change
29:40 – you don’t have to know the end result to get started
31:32 – Julie’s favorite books that have helped her on this journey
34:00 – about Julie’s book, True Health
35:51 – everyone’s health journey is different
37:00 – where to find the giveaway of Julie’s book
38:20 – how God has changed her as she’s pursued her dream
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