083 || Why We Should Cease Striving and Learn to Rest || Kasey Shuler

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Kasey Shuler is an author and Revelation Wellness Personal Trainer. Her first Bible study is “Love Beyond Looks: A 5-Week Bible Study on Body Image” and her second, which we discuss in this episode, is called “Rest and Rise: Be Refreshed In Your Work.”

Starting with the Word, Kasey's mission is to encourage others to know Christ and awaken life through movement and prayer. She enjoys swapping ideas with her husband and creating stories with her daughter in Athens, Georgia.


In this interview, Kasey talks about how we should pay attention to what brings us joy. She reminds us that our dreaming begins with resting in the Lord and that this “rest” isn’t necessarily about sleep. Our souls also need rest and the place we find that is in Him. In doing so, we can let go of our striving and focus on Him, learning to rest in Him and trust Him for the outcome.

For those of us who’ve been hard-charging for years, we may have to LEARN to rest and PRACTICE it often to see the fruit in our lives. Pay attention towards the end where Kasey talks about allowing things to bloom in their time. It’s such a great reminder to trust the Lord and be patient for what He will bring.

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Revelation Wellness Instructor and Leadership Training
Youversion Bible reading plan: The Bible Project
Be Still and Be Loved Podcast – by Rev Wellness (meditation on scripture)
REVING the Word Podcast – by Rev Wellness (do this while you’re moving)
Self-Publishing School by Chandler Bolt (lot of great free resources)
Personality Tests/Spiritual Gifting Tests like the Enneagram
Online Bible Study: Rest and Rise – Sign up for Kasey’s email list via her website to get notice of when the study will begin.
Get a discount in Kasey’s store. Use the code: DREAM20, good through April 30, 2018

The Bible
The Road Back to You
by Ian Cron and Suzanne Stabile
Rest and Rise: Be Refreshed in Your Work by Kasey Shuler


So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.
~ Isaiah 55:11 (NKJV)

Search me, O God, and know my heart!
    Try me and know my thoughts!
And see if there be any grievous way in me,
    and lead me in the way everlasting!

~ Psalm 139:23-24


The long, windy path of God-shaped dreams [3:20]
Deep desire Kasey had to know God [3:54]
Responding to the question, “Where do you see yourself in 10 years?” [4:25]
Discovering she did not having to work for her worth [5:05]
Starting a health blog and her dream to work for Starbucks Corporate [6:22]
Writing because she knew she had to [7:20]
How finding your joy is the key to figuring out your dream [7:40]
Starting to call herself an author, even when she felt like a fake [8:24]
Striving for validity and affirmation via traditional publishing [9:00]
Finding the Revelation Wellness Leadership Training program [11:00]
Learning to rest in Him so He could raise her up in His timing [11:41]
The three things you need to be published [13:12]
Kasey’s description of the Rest and Rise Bible study [14:24]
The benefits of movement in giving us peace and mental rest [17:31]
Believing she needed a platform to publish a book & Sermon on the Mount story [20:15]
Letting God move her mountain of doubt [21:20]
When she does her best writing [23:15]
Feeling restless when the bible study was finished [23:48]
Asking God to search us – Psalm 139 [27:00]
Kasey’s advice to be patient and grow our roots deep down into the Lord [28:58]
Kasey’s favorite resources/podcasts [31:46]
Finding little windows of time for your dream, even with little kids at home [38:05]
Waiting on the right season for your dream [39:30]
Kasey’s prayer for the listener [41:48]

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