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Mar 2, 2021

How to Have GREAT Friends

 


0:46 Four Ways to Have Great Friendships as an Adult

11:42 How to Make Time for Friends

33:55 What Do Your Friendships Look Like?


Resources

Christy's Devotional - Living True: 40 Days to Get Back to You
Get back to you with my brand-new devotional, Living True: 40 Days to Get Back to You. It will help you break through the busyness of life and build the confidence you need to embrace the person you want to be. https://bit.ly/3bC0yan

 

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Today, we’re talking about something we all want but may not know how to find: great friendships. I'll share four practical steps you can take to make and keep awesome friends. Also, I get to sit down with two of my best friends, Jenny and Sarah. We'll wrap up the show with a few journal questions about the importance of friendship.

 

4 Ways to Have Great Friendships as an Adult

Let’s face it: It’s hard to make friends as an adult. We don’t have many natural ways to meet new people. We get set in our ways and get busy with kids and work and errands. If you want to have more friends—or better friendships—you’re going to have to decide to make time for it. Here are four practical actions you can take to get started!

 

How to Make Time for Friends

In today’s interview, I get to sit down with two of my real-life best friends! Through all of life’s ups and downs and changes and challenges, we’ve managed to make time for each other. No—it’s not always easy to coordinate calendars. But it’s worth it. We’ll share some of secrets that have helped us maintain our friendship for almost two decades.

 

What Do Your Friendships Look Like?

“Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor. If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up! Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”

Ecclesiastes 4:9–12 (NIV)

 

We weren’t created to live alone. We need community. I want you to have people who will be there for you—people you can laugh and cry with, share the bad things with, and celebrate your milestones with. To start making some practical changes in the area of friendship, spend some time journaling your thoughts to these questions: 

  1. What are you looking for in friendships right now?
  2. What specific types of friendships do you desire this year?
  3. What’s one step you can take to grow your friendships this year?
Feb 23, 2021

Stop Holding Yourself Back with Jamie Kern Lima

 


1:00 You Need to Stop Doing This Today . . . 

9:38 Why It’s Okay to Be Successful with Jamie Kern Lima

30:56 How Do You Respond to Compliments?


Resources

Christy's Devotional - Living True: 40 Days to Get Back to You
Get back to you with my brand-new devotional, Living True: 40 Days to Get Back to You. It will help you break through the busyness of life and build the confidence you need to embrace the person you want to be. https://bit.ly/37n26Ds

 

Christy's 5-Day Confidence Boost
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Women, I believe, face a specific challenge: We downplay our success out of a sense of shame. I tackle that lie in today's show. I also get to interview Jamie Kern Lima, founder of IT Cosmetics, which is the fastest-growing cosmetic company in the world. She knows a thing or two about success! Finally, we'll wrap with some journaling prompts about celebrating—not shaming—our success.

 

You Need to Stop Doing This Today . . . 

Why is it so hard to accept compliments? I believe it’s because we don’t know what true humility looks like. The next time someone notices or congratulates you, don’t dismiss or downplay it. Say this instead.

 

Why It’s Okay to Be Successful with Jamie Kern Lima

Before she started IT Cosmetics, Jamie Kern Lima was saving her tip money from waiting tables at Denny’s to buy fancy makeup. But just a few years ago, she sold her company for $1.2 billion! In our interview, Jamie shares the lessons she’s learned about hard work, rejection and—ultimately—success.

 

How Do You Respond to Compliments?

“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.”

— James 1:17 (NIV)

 

There’s nothing we accomplish or enjoy on our own effort. Every single thing—from our relationships to our skills to our opportunities—is a gift from God. That’s a humbling (and freeing) truth! Let’s unpack it with a few journaling questions:

  1. How do you normally respond to compliments?
  2. What does humility look like to you?
  3. How can you practice being grateful for everything God has done and is doing in your life?
Feb 16, 2021

The Key to Being Confident with Matthew McConaughey

 


0:55 Why You Should Take More Risks

10:06 How Matthew McConaughey Built Confidence

26:45 How to Listen to God


Resources

Christy's Devotional - Living True: 40 Days to Get Back to You
Get back to you with my brand-new devotional, Living True: 40 Days to Get Back to You. It will help you break through the busyness of life and build the confidence you need to embrace the person you want to be. https://bit.ly/3cXNLBo

 

Christy's 5-Day Confidence Boost
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Today, we’re talking about one of my favorite topics ever: confidence! Also, I’m so excited to share part two of my interview with Matthew McConaughey. He tells some personal stories about how he’s built confidence throughout his life. And finally, I’ll leave you with a few journal questions that will help you walk boldly into the new things God is doing in your life.

 

Why You Should Take More Risks

Life is full of challenges that feel too big for us. When you’re facing something scary, should you wait until you feel confident before acting, or should you just go for it? I’ll unpack the answer in today’s teaching.

 

How Matthew McConaughey Built Confidence

What’s the secret to confidence? It’s knowing who you are. And it helps when people in your life remind you when you’ve forgotten. Matthew McConaughey shares an inspiring (and hilarious) story about how his mom instilled a sense of confidence in him from a young age.

 

How to Listen to God

“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?”

— Isaiah 43:18­–19 (NIV)

 

New things are both exciting and scary. Maybe you find yourself starting a new position at work, entering a new season of life, or launching a new business. Whatever you’re experiencing, here are a few journal questions that will help you process what’s going on:

  1. What new thing do you sense God is doing in your life?
  2. What do you sense God is urging you to do about it?
  3. What would it look like to just try it?
Feb 9, 2021

How to Love Life with Matthew McConaughey

 


0:49 Why Being Optimistic Is So Important

12:11 Matthew McConaughey’s Advice About Life

26:45 What You Should Be Thinking About Right Now


Resources

Christy's Devotional - Living True: 40 Days to Get Back to You
Get back to you with my brand-new devotional, Living True: 40 Days to Get Back to You. It will help you break through the busyness of life and build the confidence you need to embrace the person you want to be. https://bit.ly/39ou57u

 

Christy's 5-Day Confidence Boost
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Today, we’re going to talk about how your perspective on life impacts everything you do. And y’all, I’m so excited to share part one of my interview with actor, producer, and New York Times bestselling author Matthew McConaughey. To wrap up the show, we’ll work through a few journal questions that will help us be optimistic and focus on the good things in our lives.

 

Why Being Optimistic Is So Important

Our minds are powerful. And when you change how you think about life, you’ll change how you experience it. For today’s teaching, we’ll talk about a simple truth that will help you take control of your thoughts, be more positive, and see the good in your life.

 

Matthew McConaughey’s Advice About Life

I had the opportunity to sit down with Matthew McConaughey: actor, producer and New York Times bestselling author of the new book Greenlights. For decades, he’s been acting out the stories of other people. Now, he gets to share his own story—and it’s packed with wisdom and humor and life lessons.

 

What You Should Be Thinking About Right Now

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” — Philippians 4:8 (NIV)

 

Optimism is God’s idea. No matter your personality style or life circumstances, all of us are commanded by God to think about what is good. And God calls us to be different for a reason: so we can be examples of joy and hope and peace and put Him on display for the world.

Let’s apply today’s truth by working through these journal questions:

  1. What are you looking for? What are you thinking about and focusing on?
  2. What are some things that are good in your life right now? Make a list of things to be grateful for.
  3. What’s one thing that you can do today to put optimism into practice?
Feb 2, 2021

The Secret to Being Confident with Alli Worthington

 


0:56 Three Ways to Build Confidence

11:35 Why Being Confident Is So Misunderstood with Alli Worthington

30:28 Where Do You Find Confidence?


Resources

Christy's Devotional - Living True: 40 Days to Get Back to You
Get back to you with my brand-new devotional, Living True: 40 Days to Get Back to You. It will help you break through the busyness of life and build the confidence you need to embrace the person you want to be. https://bit.ly/3r3HhER

 

Christy's 5-Day Confidence Boost
Sign up for my free 5-Day Confidence Boost. You’ll receive five days of encouragement focused on helping you become a more confident you! https://bit.ly/2YkAZnQ

 


 

Where does confidence come from? Today, we’re going to get to the root of it by talking about three areas of life where you can find confidence. I’ll also talk to the incredible speaker, coach, author and Bible teacher Alli Worthington about her personal journey with confidence. And as always, we’ll wrap up with a few journal questions so we can actually apply these ideas about confidence to our own lives.

 

3 Ways to Build Confidence

In today’s teaching, we’re going to cut through the lies we’re told about confidence. No, it’s not something you’re born with. And no, it’s not something that’s dependent on your circumstances. We’ll cover three practical things you can know and do that will help you build real, authentic, unshakeable confidence.

 

Why Being Confident Is So Misunderstood with Alli Worthington

Author, speaker and Bible teacher Alli Worthington has an important truth we need to hear: God has great plans for every woman. Every. Single. One. In our interview, Alli and I talk about how we can find the confidence we need to overcome adversity and face our future with boldness.

 

Where Do You Find Confidence?

“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” — Hebrews 11:1 (NIV)

 

According to the Bible, faith equals confidence. As Christians, we might shy away from confidence, thinking that it means we’re self-centered. But God calls us to have confidence, not in ourselves, but in Him—His character and His ways.

Spend a few moments journaling about the truths we’re covering in this video:

  1. How do you feel about the word confidence? What feelings or beliefs do you have around the idea of confidence?
  2. How can you lean on your faith to build confidence?
  3. How can you practice courage this week?
  4. What’s an area of your life where you’re willing to practice a skill over and over again to build confidence?
Jan 26, 2021

Four Ways to Have More Fun with Annie F. Downs

 


0:53 You Were Designed to Do This

7:24 How to Understand Your Calling with John Bevere

27:49 Feel Like You’re Being Held Back?


Resources

Christy's Devotional - Living True: 40 Days to Get Back to You
Get back to you with my brand-new devotional, Living True: 40 Days to Get Back to You. It will help you break through the busyness of life and build the confidence you need to embrace the person you want to be. https://bit.ly/35V4P6C

 

Christy's 5-Day Confidence Boost
Sign up for my free 5-Day Confidence Boost. You’ll receive five days of encouragement focused on helping you become a more confident you! https://bit.ly/39JiLla

 


 

Today we’re going to talk about something incredibly important: your calling. What gifts has God given you, and how does He want you to use them? We'll get some answers from the brilliant John Bevere—speaker, author and co-founder of Messenger International. Finally, we’ll wrap up with a few journal questions about how to put the light of God on display by walking in our calling.

 

You Were Designed to Do This

It can feel intimidating to figure out your calling, right? It’s scary to ask, What was I put on this earth to do? But guess what? Your calling doesn’t have to look and feel epic. Whether you’re working your dream job or just living life and paying bills, God can work through you to get glory for Himself.

 

How to Understand Your Calling with John Bevere

I’m so excited about today’s interview with John Bevere—bestselling author, speaker, and co-founder of Messenger International. He and I talk about the importance of taking our calling seriously. John points out that each of us has a choice to make: We can use our gifts to build God’s kingdom as intended, or we can just sit on them and do nothing. What will you do with your life?

 

Feel Like You’re Being Held Back?

You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.

— Matthew 5:14–16 (NIV)

 

You know what’s amazing? God wants to show His glory to the world, and His plan is to do that through you and me. He could’ve chosen any method, but He chose to do it through us, despite our flaws.

This responsibility feels big and more than we can handle. What can one little light do on its own? But the good news is that God builds bonfires through a bunch of little candles.

Let’s bring this concept home by working through a few journal questions:

  1. Practically speaking, what does it mean to be the light of the world? What does that look like for you?
  2. How have you felt held back by your current circumstances?
  3. How can you let your light shine right where you are?
Jan 19, 2021

Four Ways to Have More Fun with Annie F. Downs

 


0:55 Want to have more fun? Do this.

11:26 Watch Rachel Cruze and me surprise Annie F Downs!

37:12 How to Live an Abundant Life


Resources

Christy's Devotional - Living True: 40 Days to Get Back to You
Get back to you with my brand-new devotional, Living True: 40 Days to Get Back to You. It will help you break through the busyness of life and build the confidence you need to embrace the person you want to be. https://bit.ly/2MIBpSt

 

Christy's 5-Day Confidence Boost
Sign up for my free 5-Day Confidence Boost. You’ll receive five days of encouragement focused on helping you become a more confident you! https://bit.ly/3hSBL4k

 


 

You only get one life on this earth. It should be fun! On today's show, we're talking about how important it is to just play and be silly and feel like a kid again. And I get to talk to my good friend and “fun expert,” Annie F. Downs, about practical ways we can add more fun to our lives. To wrap up, we’ll journal about a powerful verse from the Book of John about living an abundant life.

 

Want to have more fun? Do this.

In today’s teaching, I’ll share a few simple steps you can take to bring fun back into your life.  If we’re intentional, we can create unforgettable moments for ourselves and the people we care about. Fun is a big deal. I’ll shoot you straight: If you don’t make time for fun in your life, you won’t be any fun to be around. You have this one life to live—so make joy a priority.

 

Watch Rachel Cruze and me surprise Annie F Downs!

I always have fun when I spend time with my good friend Annie F. Downs. She’s an author, a speaker, a Bible teacher, and the host of the That Sounds Fun podcast. We’ll talk about how to take breaks from the busyness and responsibility of life to simply enjoy the beauty and innocence of fun. And by the way . . . this interview comes with an extra fun surprise.

 

How to Live an Abundant Life

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

John 10:10 (NIV)

 

This is such a beautiful verse about the abundant life that we enjoy as we follow Jesus. It’s easy to think about this promise only in the future tense—that someday we’ll experience full life. But there’s a real practical implication for our lives right now. To help apply today’s topic on fun, here are a few journal questions:

  1. What does an abundant life mean to you?
  2. What do you do for fun?
  3. Do you make time for fun? If not, what gets in the way?
  4. What’s one fun thing you’re going to commit to this week?
Jan 12, 2021

Are You Ready to Take Control of Your Money in 2021? with Chris Hogan

 


0:55 How to Win With Money in 2021

8:14 Why It's Time for a Money RESET! with Chris Hogan

28:48 What the Bible Says About Your Money . . .


Resources

Reset Live
Start fresh on your financial goals for 2021. Text RESET to 33789 to reserve your seat for our free digital event Reset Live on January 12 at 7 p.m. CT.

Ramsey+
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We want to hear your feedback about The Christy Wright Show! Email us at hello@christywright.com to let us know what you think of the show.


 

Today, we’re talking about something that affects every area of life: money. I get to interview my good friend Chris Hogan—who will help us dream big and invest for our financial futures. Finally, we’ll wrap up with a few journal questions to help us better understand what the Bible says about money.

 

How to Win With Money in 2021

How do you feel about the word budget? Whether it makes you want to yawn, or run away, or pull out your spreadsheets and get to work, I want to convince you of one important truth today: A budget it not a killjoy. Sure, it doesn’t sound very exciting at first, but do you know what is exciting? Paying for your vacation with cash. Saving for your kid’s college. Feeling a sense of peace and contentment in your life because you have what you need.

This teaching segment focuses on how to use the power of a budget to move your money goals from dreams to reality.

 

Why It's Time for a Money RESET! with Chris Hogan

I get to sit down with my good friend and bestselling author Chris Hogan to unpack some of the common obstacles that keep us from making progress with money. If we want to actually make some changes in 2021, we need the right mindset, the proper tools and a spirit that’s willing to give it a try. Chris sums it up so well: “Don’t let pride get in the way of your progress. Ask for help and believe that you can get better.”

 

What the Bible Says About Your Money . . .

“Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won’t you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it? For if you lay the foundation and are not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule you, saying, ‘This person began to build and wasn’t able to finish.’”

  • Luke 14:28–30 (NIV)

 

God’s word is full of practical wisdom about money. Today’s passage teaches us that we are called and commanded to plan—to sit down and estimate the cost of what we feel God leading us to do. If you want to get married this year, or have a baby, or buy a house, or build wells in Africa, you need a budget!

Here are a few journal questions to help you process today’s verse:

  1. How do you feel about the word budget? Be honest!
  2. What dreams do you have for this year? Write down all the hopes and goals you have of things you’d like to buy, invest in, and save for this year.
  3. Have you budgeted for the things you wrote about in number two?
  4. What is one thing you’re going to do this week to start working on your plan?
Jan 5, 2021

Do You Know Your TRUE IDENTITY? with Matthew West

 


0:58 The First Step To Being Yourself

9:45 How To Embrace the Plan That God Has For You with Matthew West

42:47 This is Who You Are in God’s Eyes...


Resources

Christy's New Devotional - Living True: 40 Days to Get Back to You
Get back to you with my brand-new devotional, Living True: 40 Days to Get Back to You, that will help you break through the busyness of life and build the confidence you need to embrace the person you want to be. Get your copy today: https://bit.ly/3nsUTbm

Christy's 5-Day Confidence Boost
Sign up for Christy’s free 5-Day Confidence Boost. You’ll receive five days of encouragement focused on helping you become a more confident you! https://bit.ly/3mjEmVz

We want to hear your feedback about The Christy Wright Show! Email us at hello@christywright.com to let us know what you think of the show.


 

We’re kicking off the new year with an important topic: Where does your identity come from? Do we take our cues from Pinterest or Instagram influencers or what our boss says about us? We'll get some life-changing answers from God’s Word. Plus, I get to sit down with award-winning songwriter Matthew West to talk about his new book on identity: Hello, My Name Is.

 

The First Step to Being Yourself

When we’re feeling lost, we cling to our titles and our roles, and we hold on to what we can accomplish or what others say about us. But there’s a deeper truth to keep us grounded, even when people and circumstances change around us. In today’s teaching, I’ll share a story about one of the first times I ever heard God speak to me and the powerful truth he taught me about identity.

 

How to Embrace the Plan That God Has for You with Matthew West

Y’all, I am so excited to sit down with award-winning musician Matthew West to talk about his new album, Brand New, and new book, Hello, My Name Is: Discover Your True Identity.

We get all sorts of labels from the world around us—from what we’ve done or failed to do, from what we wear, drive or eat, from where we work, or who we hang out with. But, as Matthew points out, discovering who you are starts with knowing whose you are. On your best and your worst day, you can know that God loves you. You can choose to believe what He says about you instead of creating an identity for yourself. This is the foundation for the greatest confidence in the world.

 

This Is Who You Are in God’s Eyes . . .

But now thus says the Lord,

he who created you, O Jacob,

he who formed you, O Israel:

“Fear not, for I have redeemed you;

I have called you by name, you are mine. . .

Because you are precious in my eyes,

And honored, and I love you.”

Isaiah 43:1, 4 (ESV)

Precious and honored probably aren’t the words you’d normally use to describe how you’re feeling. But regardless of how you feel, what you’ve done or haven’t done, or what’s been done to you, you are a child of God—if you have chosen to enter into relationship with Him. He loves you.

So, to help us really grasp our identity as children of God, here are a few journal questions to think about:

  1. Where do you normally find your identity?
  2. How does it feel to think that God is all yours, all the time?
  3. How does it feel to imagine that you never get on God’s nerves?
  4. In what areas of life do you need God to remind you who you are?
Dec 29, 2020

Why You Should Stop Trying to Be Perfect with GiGi Butler

 


0:47 Three Ways to Let Go of the Pressure to Be Perfect

13:38 The Importance of Being Original with GiGi Butler

25:54 Are You Under A Lot of Pressure?


Resources

Christy's New Devotional - Living True: 40 Days to Get Back to You
Get back to you with my brand-new devotional, Living True: 40 Days to Get Back to You, that will help you break through the busyness of life and build the confidence you need to embrace the person you want to be. Get your copy today: https://bit.ly/3gS8xSw

Christy's 5-Day Confidence Boost
Sign up for Christy’s free 5-Day Confidence Boost. You’ll receive five days of encouragement focused on helping you become a more confident you! https://bit.ly/384CLxO

We want to hear your feedback about The Christy Wright Show! Email us at hello@christywright.com to let us know what you think of the show.


 

The pressure to live a picture-perfect life is everywhere, isn't it? We're always chasing impossible standards for the perfect body, business, spouse, kids and family. Today, we're going to talk about how to let go of the pressure to be perfect and embrace our missteps and mistakes. It's time to move past the fear of imperfection and live an authentic life.

 

3 Ways to Let Go of the Pressure to Be Perfect

Today, we’re talking about how to let go of the pressure to be perfect. I don’t know about you, but I feel this pressure on an almost daily basis. We’re always chasing some perceived idea of the perfect body, the perfect mom, the perfect house, or the perfect job. But when we choose to let go of our own impossibly high standards and stop focusing on our weaknesses, we can actually live an authentic life.

We’ll unpack three main ways to let go of perfection:

  1. Focus on what’s right.
  2. Laugh about what’s wrong.
  3. Redefine “good.”

 

The Importance of Being Original with GiGi Butler

“Life isn’t about being perfect: It’s about being original.” These powerful words are from my friend Gigi Butler, entrepreneur and founder of GiGi’s Cupcakes. Gigi and I talk about how waiting to make a move until everything is perfect will leave you stuck. Because first of all, perfection doesn’t exist. And more importantly, God did not create you to be average or to try to pattern your life after someone else’s version of perfect. He created you for a unique purpose that only you can accomplish.

 

Are You Under a Lot of Pressure?

“Since this is the kind of life we have chosen, the life of the Spirit, let us make sure that we do not just hold it as an idea in our heads or a sentiment in our hearts, but work out its implications in every detail of our lives. That means we will not compare ourselves with each other as if one of us were better and another worse. We have far more interesting things to do with our lives. Each of us is an original.” Galatians 5:25–26 (The Message)

I love this passage of Scripture because it reminds us that God has big plans for each one of us. We can choose to spend our lives missing out by constantly comparing ourselves to someone else’s version of success. But as this verse reminds us, “We have far more interesting things to do with our lives.”

Here are a few journal questions to help you think and pray through today’s teaching on perfection:

  1. What’s going right in your life right now? What’s good?
  2. What’s going wrong that you can laugh about?
  3. How can you redefine “good”?
Dec 22, 2020

Are You Owning Your Story? with Mary Marantz

 


0:56 It’s Time for a New Christmas Tradition!

10:24 From Trailer Life to Yale Law School with Mary Marantz

23:00 Can You Answer These Three Questions About Yourself?


Resources

Christy's New Devotional - Living True: 40 Days to Get Back to You
Get back to you with my brand-new devotional, Living True: 40 Days to Get Back to You, that will help you break through the busyness of life and build the confidence you need to embrace the person you want to be. Get your copy today: https://bit.ly/3mxoa3T

Christy's 5-Day Confidence Boost
Sign up for Christy’s free 5-Day Confidence Boost. You’ll receive five days of encouragement focused on helping you become a more confident you! https://bit.ly/3fZh71w

We want to hear your feedback about The Christy Wright Show! Email us at hello@christywright.com to let us know what you think of the show.


 

Merry Christmas! This time each year we celebrate and remember one of the greatest stories ever told. So, today, we’re going to talk about the importance of your story. My new friend Mary Marantz joins us to talk about her story and how she’s using it to help others (and how you can too). And then we’ll take some time to pause, reflect and journal. Let’s dive in!

 

It’s Time for a New Christmas Tradition!

We all have Christmas traditions. My husband and I have this Christmas tradition where we write a letter of everything that happened during the year—major events, prayers, goals and dreams. We pack up the letters with our ornaments, then read them the following year when we open our boxes to decorate again. It's always amazing to see just how much can happen in one year’s time.

But when you’re writing a letter like this, you don’t know what the next year will hold. Your perspective is so limited from where you're sitting. You might feel like there are pieces of your story that have no purpose. But what I love is that God works all things together for your good—even the hard things. Even those wilderness seasons where you're wondering if God has forgotten you. God can even use those for your good.

 

From Trailer Life to Yale Law School with Mary Marantz

I’m so excited because my new friend Mary Marantz is joining us to talk about her new book, Dirt: Growing Strong Roots in What Makes the Broken Beautiful. Mary is a podcaster, author and speaker, and she has an incredible story that I know you’ll love. Mary and I talk about running from failure (and stumbling into success), speaking life over yourself and others, and the beauty and importance of our stories.

 

Can You Answer These Three Questions About Yourself?

“‘I am the Lord’s servant,’ Mary answered. ‘May your word to me be fulfilled.’ Then the angel left her.” — Luke 1:38 (NIV)

This verse is such a great reminder for you and me. God can speak to us in ways that seem crazy, impractical, illogical or impossible. But when God gives you a dream or prompts you to go in a certain direction, you can still faithfully and obediently say, “You’re God, and I'm not. And I trust what you're doing in my life, even though it doesn't make sense to me right now, and even though I might not like it.”

So, I want to give you some journal questions to process as you think about what this means for your life and where you are right now—especially in this Christmas season.

  1. Where do you sense God leading you right now?
  2. How have you felt about your own personal story in the past?
  3. Where have you seen God's faithfulness in your story?
Dec 15, 2020

How to Find Restoration This Year With Lecrae

 


0:51 Feeling Lost and Broken? Watch This.

9:33 Why You’re Never Too Messed Up for a Restoration with Lecrae

25:30 What Healing Do You Need?


Resources

Christy's New Devotional - Living True: 40 Days to Get Back to You
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This year has left so many people hopeless and wondering if things will ever change. So, today on the show, we’re talking about how we can have hope that things can change, even if it feels impossible. Then, I’m so excited because bestselling author, rapper, recording artist and businessman Lecrae is joining us to talk about restoration. Finally, we’ll take some time to pray and journal. It’s going to be so good!

 

Feeling Lost and Broken? Watch This.

Our God is a God who restores. He cares about the big things and the small things and everything in between. There have been so many times when God’s displayed that in my life. Let me give you an example: When I was 23 years old, I moved to this little house that backed up to the Harpeth River. I decided it was the perfect opportunity to get a canoe, and my mom had a friend who owned a canoe company. So, I got an old, beat up yellow canoe that didn’t have seats and even had some holes in the bottom, and it was perfect. I fixed it up and enjoyed it the entire summer.

One day, I was so exhausted after canoeing that I decided not to pull the canoe all the way up the hill into my backyard and just flipped it over on the hillside. When I came out the next day, it was gone. Someone had stolen it. I felt so guilty for leaving it outside the fence and told myself I didn’t deserve another canoe. But a year and a half later, I moved to another house surrounded by the same river and decided it was time for another canoe. I asked my mom to call her friend again, and a few days later she pulled down the old gravel drive of my farmhouse with the same yellow canoe. I couldn’t believe it. Turns out, someone had stolen the canoe, and the store owner’s wife saw it propped up on someone’s porch. Listen: God cares.

So, if you’re questioning if God sees you, if He cares about you, or if He cares about the little things . . . He does.

 

Why You’re Never Too Messed Up for a Restoration with Lecrae

Y’all, I’m so excited because I get to sit down with bestselling author, rapper, recording artist and businessman Lecrae to discuss the work he’s doing with his brand-new album and book. We cover a lot of ground, but here are some highlights:

  • Reigniting hope during hard times
  • Separating your identity from your circumstances
  • Finding restoration despite brokenness

 

What Healing Do You Need?

“And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. To him be the power for ever and ever. Amen.” — 1 Peter 5:1–11 (NIV)

I love this promise and reminder that God knows everything and can do anything. If God said it, He will do it. He doesn’t make broken promises. He can and will restore you when you trust Him with your deepest wounds and brokenness. He will make you steadfast and strong.

Take some time to pray and write down the answers to these questions:

  1. Where do you need God to restore something in your life?
  2. What have you given up on in your life?
  3. Write down a prayer of restoration, asking God to show you who He is and to come through for you in a way that only He can.
Dec 8, 2020

What Your Money Habits Say About You

 


0:53 Why Learning About Money Is So Important

8:05 The Secret to Understanding Money with Rachel Cruze

27:49 Why You Should Be Asking God for Wisdom


Resources

Christy's New Devotional - Living True: 40 Days to Get Back to You
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There’s something that you need to do and you may not even realize it: Learn how to manage your money. That’s right, today my good friend and New York Times bestselling author Rachel Cruze is joining me to talk about all things money and her new book, Know Yourself, Know Your Money. Then we’ll dive into Scripture and spend some time journaling.

 

Why Learning About Money Is So Important

So many of us never learned how to manage money growing up. And if you never learned how to manage money growing up, then you don't know how to manage your money now. You might be living paycheck to paycheck, barely getting by, and trying to pay your bills. You might be dreading those bills coming to your mailbox or inbox and struggling to keep your head above water. And you might just think, This is as good as it gets.

There’s more for you than just getting by. You can learn how to manage your money. You can learn how to live on less than you make so you can actually have some money. The trick to having money isn’t just to make more money—it's spending less money. And that's hard, but when you learn about it, you can do it. You’ll feel more powerful, more in control, more proud of yourself and more hopeful about the future because you realize that the person in control of that future is you.

 

The Secret to Understanding Money with Rachel Cruze

My good friend and bestselling author Rachel Cruze is joining us on the show today to talk about her new book, Know Yourself, Know Your Money. Y’all, this isn’t just another money book (although it will help you in that area too). It’s all about the “why” of why you handle money the way you do. In her book, Rachel helps you really dig into your spending habits and values.

 

Why You Should Be Asking God for Wisdom

“If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.” — James 1:5 (NIV)

You and I are so good at trying to fix things ourselves, aren't we?  Oftentimes, when I face a problem in my life, I immediately go into problem-solving mode. And time after time, I run into dead ends and keep coming up empty-handed. After days or weeks of this, I’ll have an epiphany: Why don't I ask God about this? I'm so quick to try to pull myself up by my bootstraps and fix everything. And sometimes that works out for me, but a lot of times it doesn't.

Here’s the reality: If you're in a place where you’re struggling financially or in any area of your life, there are things that you can do to fix it. But you also can seek wisdom and ask God (who gives generously without finding fault) to meet you there. He will provide for you. He will provide information, resources, steps. He will provide discipline. And if you need it, He will provide discernment and correction.

I have a few journal questions to help you process and pray through this:

  1. In what area of your life do you need wisdom and help right now?
  2. What do you wish was different about your financial situation?
  3. What are you going to do to learn something new?
Dec 1, 2020

How to Have the Best Christmas

 


0:45 What People Really Want This Christmas

7:59 Always Running Out of Time? This Is Why.

17:07 Why Slowing Down Is So Important


Resources

Christy's New Devotional - Living True: 40 Days to Get Back to You
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The very best gift that you can give others and yourself this Christmas is your presence, your attention and your eye contact. So, today on the show, I’m talking about one of the biggest distractions we all struggle with: our phones. Then, I want to unpack some wisdom from John Mark Comer’s book The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry. Finally, I’ll leave you with a few questions that will help you really apply this to your lives. Let’s jump in.

 

What People Really Want This Christmas

Every single human being has a need to feel seen. That’s why the very best gift you can give others and yourself this Christmas is simply your presence, your attention and your eye contact. And let's be honest. We all struggle with how much time we spend on our phones. It steals our moments and our ability to be present for the people who matter the most.

When you start intentionally putting your phone down and engaging the person in front of you, you start to realize the gift is not just for the other person—it’s a gift for you as well. If you want a great Christmas, you have to show up for it and actually experience it yourself. Believe me: You won’t be disappointed.

 

Always Running Out of Time? This Is Why.

I’ve been reading an incredible book by John Mark Comer called The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry. In the book, John talks about the impact our technology is having on our lives and even our attention spans. So, I want to share some of that research with you: In the year 2000, before the digital revolution, our attention span was 12 seconds. It has dropped to eight seconds, to put things in perspective. A goldfish has an attention span of nine seconds. Yeah—we're losing to goldfish.

If we can understand the dangerous, addictive nature of technology, screens, apps and notifications, we can guard against it. We can put boundaries and guardrails around our use of technology to help us focus on what matters most.

So, if your phone isn’t the most important thing in your life, then stop acting like it is. Stop giving it that much of your attention, your eye contact, your energy and your time. What if you just let yourself live in the moment and experience things in real time? What if you looked up, made eye contact, and were actually present for the people and the moments that mattered the most to you? I think, if you’d do that, you’d completely change how you experience your own life.

 

Why Slowing Down Is So Important

“Be still, and know that I am God.” — Psalm 46:10 (NIV)

A lot of us have this inner drive—this pull—to be everything to everyone. And if I'm honest, a lot of my hurry and rushing and activity and need to do all the things all the time for all the people comes from this deeper need to be the hero and to save the day. I have this Mother Teresa complex. Like, Well, if I don't do it, who will? If I don't do it, it won't get done. As if, somehow, the world hangs on my shoulders (which is laughable).

We're busy, we're burned out, and we're running ragged. We're running ourselves to the ground. This verse doesn't ask us to be still. It's not a suggestion. It's a command. It says “Be still.” Be still and be quiet. Don't look at your phone. Don't even listen to music. Stop the noise. Stop the rushing. Stop the running. Stop trying to perform. Stop trying to keep up. Just stop. Be still. This verse is a beautiful reminder and invitation for me and you to be still and know that God is God and we are not.

Take some time to answer these questions as you think about this:

  1. In what area (or areas) of your life do you feel the need to be a hero?
  2. What would need to happen for you to stop? What must be true for you to be still and rest?
  3. How could you be still, even in the chaos?
Nov 24, 2020

How to “Deal” With Your In-Laws

 


0:53 Five Rules to Have the Best Relationship With Your In-laws

15:46 Why Relationships Are So Hard with John Delony

42:07 Let’s Talk About Your In-Laws


Resources

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Today, we’re talking about how to “deal” with your in-laws so you can have the best relationship possible. I’m so excited because my friend (and fellow Ramsey Personality) Dr. John Delony joins us to talk about navigating relationships in our lives. Then, we’ll spend some time journaling about what we can do to apply this truth to our lives.

 

5 Rules to Have the Best Relationship With Your In-laws

There's one particular relationship that research shows is the hardest of all: the relationship between a mother-in-law and a daughter-in-law. I've even done some reading on this because I'm asked about it so much. People really struggle with their relationship with their in-laws.

That’s why I worked with my own mother-in-law to come up with five rules for improving your relationship. If both people do this, the relationship will improve:

  1. Appreciate everything.
  2. Invest in the relationship.
  3. Communicate.
  4. Be confident.
  5. Put yourself in their shoes.

 

Why Relationships Are So Hard with John Delony

I’m so excited because Dr. John Delony joins us in studio to talk about navigating our relationships with our in-laws. Y’all, this is good stuff. We cover everything from marriage and setting boundaries to learning how to communicate well so we can have the best relationships possible. I hope you lean in and take away some great tips that will help you navigate and pour into the relationships in your own life.

 

Let’s Talk About Your In-Laws

“Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.” – 1 Peter 4:8 (NIV)

How many things would be solved if we just loved each other? How many things would be easier if we just thought of how we could show love? It's so easy to get frustrated with family and take them for granted, but family’s also a sacred relationship and a role that no one else gets to fill. That's why it's on us to lead the relationship. Don't sit back and take a passive approach. We have an opportunity to love first. So, I've got a few questions for you as you process this and think about how to apply it to your own life:

  1. What are 10 things you’re grateful for about your in-laws?
  2. What’s one healthy boundary you want to set and communicate with your in-laws?
  3. What’s one way you're going to show love to your in-laws this week?
Nov 17, 2020

The Key to Knowing Where You’re Going: Getting Back to You Part 4

 


0:55 Why You Should Get Your Hopes Up About the Future

9:52 Is Fear Holding You Back with Patsy Clairmont

39:44 Stop Guarding Your Heart


Resources

Christy's New Devotional - Living True: 40 Days to Get Back to You
Get back to you with my brand-new devotional, Living True: 40 Days to Get Back to You, that will help you break through the busyness of life and build the confidence you need to embrace the person you want to be. Get your copy today: https://bit.ly/2I4LAif

We want to hear your feedback about The Christy Wright Show! Email us at hello@christywright.com to let us know what you think of the show.


 

We’re continuing our journey to get back to you today with Part 4: Knowing Where You’re Going. We’re going to dive into what God says about your future. Then the always amazing and hilarious Patsy Clairmont joins us to share her valuable wisdom. Finally, we’ll take some time to journal and work through what this means for our lives. Let’s go!

 

Why You Should Get Your Hopes Up About the Future

“You don’t have to guard your heart with me.”

That’s what God told me one Sunday morning in church as I kept trying to push back something I wanted so badly. It felt selfish, and it felt greedy. So, I kept pushing it away.

And there, as I was worshiping in church, I felt this gentle whisper: “Get your hopes up? I’m the God of hope.” In the middle of that moment, I was truly transformed. And it wasn't about getting what I wanted. It was about understanding how God feels about me, my heart and my desires.

So, get your hopes up. He created your heart. He knows what to do with every desire He’s given you. And He knows what to do with every broken piece when you're disappointed. He’s the God of hope. There’s something so powerful that happens when you own your desires, open your heart, and are honest with God about who you are and what you want.

 

Is Fear Holding You Back with Patsy Clairmont

I’m so excited because today, I’m sitting down with one of my favorite authors, speakers, and Bible teachers, Patsy Clairmont. I love her, and I know you will too. Patsy and I covered a lot of ground, but here are some highlights:

  • Getting our hopes up with God
  • Owning your disappointment
  • Being obedient in the small things

 

Stop Guarding Your Heart

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” — Romans 15:13 (NIV)

Our God is a God of hope. Of course, we should get our hopes up because our hope isn't in ourselves. It's not in our circumstances or our situation. Our hope is in God, who is the God of hope. You don't have to pull yourself up by your bootstraps. You don't have to be a good Christian, check all the boxes, or do your Bible study every day for God to meet you where you are and fill you with hope. You and I have every reason to get our hopes up because our God is the God of hope. And through the power of the Holy Spirit, we can actually overflow with hope.

Take some time to sit and pray and answer these questions:

  1. How have you been guarding your heart from God?
  2. What dreams and desires do you have right now?
  3. Write down a prayer of trust and faith and hope and give those desires to God.
Nov 10, 2020

The Key to Navigating Tough Seasons: Getting Back to You Part 3

 


0:49 Are You Letting THIS Define Who You Are?

9:46 How to Get Through Hard Seasons With Lisa Harper

39:44 Are You in a Tough Season? Watch This.


Resources

Christy's New Devotional - Living True: 40 Days to Get Back to You
Get back to you with my brand-new devotional, Living True: 40 Days to Get Back to You, that will help you break through the busyness of life and build the confidence you need to embrace the person you want to be. Get your copy today: https://bit.ly/34vLPeG

We want to hear your feedback about The Christy Wright Show! Email us at hello@christywright.com to let us know what you think of the show.


 

Your life is marked not just by seasons, but by different aspects of your life in a particular season. Today, we’re talking about where you are in your current season of life. My good friend, hilarious storyteller, and brilliant bible teacher Lisa Harper joins us to talk about gaining perspective from the season you’re in. Then we’ll dig a little bit deeper with some journal questions.

 

Are You Letting THIS Define Who You Are?

Your life is marked not just by seasons, but by different aspects of your life in a particular season. Our lives happen in the blink of an eye. And the season we're in—whether it's an awesome season or a really hard season, or one that we’re loving or we’re ready to get out of—is just a season.

It might feel like it defines you. It might feel like it's going to be forever. But it doesn't, and it's not. I don't know what season you're in, but I'm here to remind you that you’re so much more than the season that you’re in. Your identity is not calculated by the season or your circumstances in your life. And when you remember that, refocus on that, and build your life on that truth, you actually can find strength and grace to get through it.

 

How to Get Through Hard Seasons With Lisa Harper

I’m so excited because one of my favorite people in the world, Lisa Harper, is joining us. Lisa is an author, brilliant Bible teacher, and hilarious storyteller. Lisa and I dive into the topic of seasons and how to know where you are without losing your identity. We cover a lot of ground, but here are the highlights:

  • You’re not the season you’re in.
  • You can find strength to get through hard seasons.
  • In the economy of God, pain is usually a promotion.

 

Are You in a Tough Season? Watch This.

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.” –Ecclesiastes 3:1 (NIV)

There’s a time for everything. There’s a time to start something and a time to end. There’s a time for every season under the heavens. So I want to ask you a few questions to help you process where you are in your season:

  1. What season are you in right now? How would you describe it?
  2. How does it feel?
  3. Where do you need discernment right now?
  4. How do you help yourself remember that you’re not the season you’re in?
Nov 3, 2020

The Key to Knowing Who You Are: Getting Back to You Part 2

 


0:46 Why You’re Not Who You Think You Are

8:17 Are You Struggling to Be Yourself? With Jamie Ivey

29:48 What God Wishes You Knew


Resources

Christy's New Devotional - Living True: 40 Days to Get Back to You
Between endless errands and an overwhelming schedule, it’s easy to feel like you’ve lost yourself. That's why I wrote my brand-new devotional, Living True: 40 Days to Get Back to You, to help you break through the busyness of life and find confidence in the woman you were created to be. Get your copy today: https://bit.ly/2TGoaSC

We want to hear your feedback about The Christy Wright Show! Email us at hello@christywright.com to let us know what you think of the show.


 

I want to be true to me. And I want you to live true to you as well. So, today, we’re talking about how to live true to you. Jamie Ivey, my good friend and bestselling author, joins us to talk about her new book, You Be You. Then, we’ll open up our journals and dive into what it really means to be loved and live true to ourselves.

 

Why You’re Not Who You Think You Are

It’s so important for us to get to the root of our identity to know who we truly are. But so often, we look to others to tell us who we are. We look at the world around us and look at our roles and responsibilities and titles to find our sense of identity. But as wonderful as some of those roles and responsibilities and relationships are, they do not define you. The world can never tell you who you are. There’s only one place that you can find the true source of your identity.

We can’t live a life true to ourselves if we don't first look to the one who gave us life to begin with. You’re so much more than those roles and responsibilities. Sure, those things are wonderful blessings in your life, but they’re not everything. They don't define you, and they aren’t the single source of your identity. If one of those things changes, you need to know that you’re still enough. You still have value. God says that you’re created, and you’re chosen. He made you, and He doesn’t make mistakes. You’re adored. You’re loved. He delights in you. And He’s with you and wants to spend time with you.

You’re loved by the God of the universe. That’s who you are.

 

Are You Struggling to Be Yourself? With Jamie Ivey

I’m so excited because Jamie Ivey is joining us in the studio today to dive deeper into this topic of knowing who you really are. She also shares more about her brand-new book, You Be You. Here are a few topics from our conversation:

  • Balancing contentment and ambition
  • The secret to staying rooted in your identity
  • Combatting comparison
  • Living with purpose in seasons of waiting
  • Redefining success in our lives

 

What God Wishes You Knew

“Yet you, Lord, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.” Isaiah 64:8 (NIV)

We’re made in the image of God. We’re a product of His creation. It's so easy to look at all of our flaws and failures, mistakes and missteps, and all the ways we've gotten it wrong and messed up. But there's also something really beautiful about the fact that God created us, and He doesn’t make mistakes.

I think about how many wonderful things I love about my kids, and how many things I want for them, and how proud I am of them. But for some reason, translating that to the God of the universe—that He could love me more than that—that's so hard to wrap my mind around. Take some time to answer these questions today:

  1. If you have children, how do you feel about them? If you don't have children, think about people in your life that you love so much. How do you feel about them?
  2. What do you hope they know about themselves?
  3. This is more of a challenge: I want you to take what you wrote down as an answer for your first and second questions, and I want you to write down every one of those statements as truth about you from your Heavenly Father. Let that sink into your spirit, then let yourself live from that truth.
Oct 27, 2020

The Key to Knowing Who You Are: Getting Back to You Part 1

 


0:51 Do You Know Who God Is?

10:50 How to Better Understand Who God Is with Kristi McLelland

37:10 One Important Thing You Need to Know About God


Resources

Christy's New Devotional - Living True: 40 Days to Get Back to You
Get back to you with my brand-new devotional, Living True: 40 Days to Get Back to You, that will help you break through the busyness of life and build the confidence you need to embrace the person you want to be. Buy it now!
https://bit.ly/3kpdKCk

We want to hear your feedback about The Christy Wright Show! Email us at hello@christywright.com to let us know what you think of the show.


 

It can be easy to get so caught up in the day-to-day busyness of our lives that we forget who we really are. Today, we’re going to be talking about how to get back to you. Then, I get to sit down with my good friend (and amazing Bible teacher) Kristi McLelland. Kristi has impacted my life in more ways than I can count. I just know you’ll love her. I want to end the show with a few questions to help you get to know God even better.

 

Do You Know Who God Is?

It’s so easy to get wrapped up in the busyness of life, isn’t it? You change the diapers, get the snacks, prep the lunches, and try to make it to the meetings. Then one day you stop, look up, and realize you’ve lost your spark or the thing that makes you you.

If you want to get back to you, you need to know four things:

  1. Who God is
  2. Who you are
  3. Where you are
  4. Where you're going

If you know these four things, and if you can reset and refocus, you can get back to you and the truth of who you are and who you were created to be. When you try to figure out who you are without having an accurate picture of God, it's like looking in a blurry mirror—you can't see yourself, and you can't see what you're doing now. You can never get back to you until you understand the one who created you.

 

How to Better Understand Who God Is with Kristi McLelland

Y’all, I’m so excited about today’s interview with Kristi McLelland. Kristi is a brilliant Bible teacher and loves to serve as the bridge between the Western world and the lands of the Bible. Kristi and I dive into the topic of who God is. We talk about:

  • Asking yourself a specific question every time you read the Bible
  • Posturing yourself to receive
  • Believing that God is a Father who runs after you
  • Meeting God in desert places

 

One Important Thing You Need to Know About God

“I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.” 2 Corinthians 6:18 (NIV)

This verse is such an amazing reminder that God isn’t this distant, critical, unkind God in heaven. He’s a dad. He's your dad. He loves you like a father loves a child. And regardless of what your relationship is like with your earthly father, your father in heaven is so far beyond anything you could ever imagine.

I want you to sit with these questions as you journal and pray about this and consider what it means for you:

  1. What’s your relationship like with your earthly father?
  2. How has that helped or hindered your relationship with your Heavenly Father?
  3. What does God tell you about himself in His Word?
Oct 20, 2020

How to Start Your Personal Growth

 


0:49 Why It’s Okay to Be Bad at Something

10:37 The Best Thing to Invest In

18:37 Are You Growing?


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What keeps you from investing in yourself? What keeps you from growing? All of us have challenges in our lives. But if we don’t understand how to overcome these challenges, we’re never going to grow. Today, we’re talking about how to grow as a person and a leader. Then, I’m going to unpack an article on why you should invest in yourself. And finally, we’ll spend some time journaling about the areas in your life you need to grow.

 

Why It’s Okay to Be Bad at Something

In order to grow, we have to get outside of our comfort zones. We have to be willing to invest in ourselves and learn something brand new. One of my favorite ways to grow and become better is by surrounding myself with people who are better at things than I am. I love to seek out people who are really good in certain areas of their lives that I want to be good at and ask them to hang out. Yes, it's humbling—but that's where growth happens.

If you want to be better in any area of your life, you've got to be willing to be the small fish in the big pond. You've got to be willing to get outside your box and your comfort zone and invest in yourself to learn something new.

 

The Best Thing to Invest In

I want to spend a few minutes unpacking an article I saw recently on Forbes.com called Why You Should Invest in Yourself by Amy Modglin. This article is a great reminder that the things we struggle with are actually really common to most of us. But if we don't understand how to overcome these challenges and barriers, we're never actually going to grow.

In the article, Amy shared about a lack of confidence she had and the fear that kept her from investing in herself. She said that all changed when her friend and mentor, John Maxwell, said, “Growth doesn’t just happen.” Amy’s biggest barrier was being afraid she wasn’t worth it. She wasn’t investing in herself.

The same thing is true for you and me. You're not going to get to somewhere new by doing the same thing you're doing today. You have to do something different. You have to invest in yourself. Remember: You get to have a say in who you become, but you've got to do something about it. You can't just sit on the sidelines. You have to take the reins. You have to get in the game. You have to read a book, get a coach, go to a conference. You have to do something. You are worth it.

 

Are You Growing?

Today, I want you to spend some time reading Ephesians 4:1–16. This passage is saying just grow to grow. Not to be better than others. Not to be impressive. Grow so that you’re not tossed back and forth. Grow so that you have a solid foundation. Grow to become more and more like the God who created you. Grow to become more like Christ.

I want to give you a few questions to consider as you journal, as you pray about this, and as you think about what this means for you in your faith walk.

  1. How do you grow?
  2. How have you matured in the last year?
  3. How are you growing in love?
Oct 13, 2020

What Your Feelings Are Trying to Tell You

 


0:54 How to Understand Your Feelings

7:22 What Most People Don’t Realize About Their Feelings with Chip Dodd

35:42 What Emotions Are You Feeling Right Now?


Resources

Christy Wright's Goal Planner
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We all have feelings. And I have a lot of them. In fact, I have so many feelings, my feelings have feelings. Today, we’re going to talk about—yep, you guessed it—feelings and the appropriate (and important) role they have in our lives. Chip Dodd, bestselling author of The Voice of the Heart and other brilliant books, joins us to talk about feelings, vulnerability and the responsibility we all have to own them. Then, we’ll pull out our journals as we process our emotions and feelings.

 

How to Understand Your Feelings

Whenever we face an issue or problem, it’s easy to try to fix the issue at the surface level. But what’s interesting is that often times, what’s on the surface of the issue isn’t even the problem itself. No matter what the problem is, there’s always a root. But you have to be willing to uncover it layer by layer by layer. And if you can get to that deeper layer—if you link it to the root of what's really going on—you can solve it. It’s there that you can find healing, deeper communication, intimacy and connection.

The question you need to be asking yourself and others is simple: Why? And then keep repeating it until you get to the root. You’ll sound a little like a broken record, but you know what? It works. Keep asking why. It's going to bring you to the core of what's going on inside you. It's an effective coaching technique, but it also helps you become self-aware and build closer relationships with every single person around you.

 

What Most People Don’t Realize About Their Feelings with Chip Dodd

Chip Dodd, author of the amazing book The Voice of the Heart, is here with me today to talk about the import role of feelings in our lives.  

Chip and I talk about:

  • The feelings God has given to us to live fully between the areas of grief and celebration
  • How to be emotionally vulnerable and develop emotional resilience
  • How we can use our feelings as tools to take ownership of our hearts and lives
  • Learning to trust your feelings through identification, exploration and expression

 

What Emotions Are You Feeling Right Now?

“Jesus wept.” — John 11:35 (NIV)

I don't know about you, but to me, it’s so moving to consider that Jesus had feelings. Jesus wasn't an emotional iceberg. He had feelings, highs and lows, emotions and pulls. Just before that verse, it says Jesus “was deeply moved in spirit and troubled” (John 11:33, NIV). And then He wept. I want share that with you today as an encouragement that you're not alone.

So, I've got some journal questions for you as you process your own emotions and feelings right where you are.

  1. How does it feel to consider that Jesus had emotions and feelings just like you?
  2. What emotions are you feeling right now?
  3. Why do you feel that way? And after you write down that answer, ask again—why? I want you to continue asking yourself why until you get to the deepest root layer of what’s really going on inside.
Oct 6, 2020

The Right Way to Build Your Confidence

 


0:49 What Confidence Actually Looks Like

9:47 How to Be a More Confident Business Owner

26:43 What Does Confidence Mean to You?


Resources

Business Boutique Academy
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The reality of running a business is that you’re going to run into things you just don’t know how to do. So, today, we’re talking about building confidence. No matter how much we talk about confidence, we always have more to learn. I also get to sit down with Academy member Sarah Lewis to talk about how she can build her confidence in business. Finally, we’ll take some time to journal and reflect.

 

What Confidence Actually Looks Like

The idea of confidence can be so hard to grasp. Why is that? I’ve been reflecting on this recently, and here’s what I’ve found: Confidence looks like courage, sounds like leadership, and feels like peace.

Confident people seem like they have it all together. But you know what? They don’t have it all figured out, but they do have courage. They’re willing to put themselves out there, willing to fail, and willing to do it scared.

Your confidence doesn't have to come from your situation or your circumstances. It doesn’t even have to come from you. The true source of confidence is in the God that created you to begin with, and that feels like peace.

 

How to Be a More Confident Business Owner

My good friend and Academy member Sarah Lewis is joining me in the studio today to talk about growing confidence as a business owner. So often, we buy into the lie that we need to be good at everything to be confident, especially in our businesses. But the truth is that you can’t be good at everything. You’re not going to be good at every single thing, and you’re not going to do it all perfectly. I hope you’re encouraged by our conversation and inspired to find confidence in the things you’re good at too.

 

What Does Confidence Mean to You?

So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. — Hebrews 10:35–36 (NIV)

Confidence doesn't come from our circumstances. True confidence comes from who we are in God. And when we remember that, we have every reason in the world to be confident, to be at peace, to have courage, to be bold, to feel secure, and to be comfortable in our own skin. I hope you take some time today to journal and work through these questions:

  1. In what areas of your life are you most confident now?
  2. What habits help you build your confidence?
  3. What Scriptures help you feel confident? What Bible verses do you cling to?
  4. What is confidence to you? Define it.
Sep 29, 2020

Don’t Let THIS Steal Your Joy

 


0:53 You’re Unhappy, and THIS Might Be Why

7:19 Is This the Root of Your Anxiety? with Dr. John Delony

36:28 Why You Should Stop Hiding Your Feelings


Resources

Business Boutique Academy
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Christy Wright 2021 Goal Planner
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Do you ever feel like you can’t celebrate or be sad because you might hurt someone else’s feelings? Maybe you’re sad but you know “someone has it worse,” or you got a promotion, but you don’t want to be too happy because someone out there lost their job. Of course you’ve felt that way. We all have. That’s why we’re talking about how you have permission to feel your feelings. Today, I’m chatting with my good friend and fellow Ramsey Personality Dr. John Delony to dig into this on a deeper level. Then, we’ll finish out with some journal questions.

 

You’re Unhappy, and THIS Might Be Why

I’ve seen this weird thing going on in our culture. We’ve become so codependent as a culture that we don’t allow anyone to feel anything because it's not something enough. You can't celebrate the blessings in your life for fear of hurting someone else. And by the way, you can’t feel pain either, because you know someone else has it worse.

The truth is, you can honor your feelings and, at the same time, honor the feelings of others. Our tendency to compare our pain is really doing a disservice to everyone. Two things can be true at the same time. You can be happy for someone else and sad for you. You can be happy for yourself and sad for someone else. It doesn't have to be mutually exclusive.

 

Is This the Root of Your Anxiety? with Dr. John Delony

I’m so excited because my good friend and fellow Ramsey Personality Dr. John Delony is joining us today to talk about:

  • Our culture’s addiction to problems
  • How comparative grief can destroy our relationships
  • The importance of relationships and being present with others

 

Why You Should Stop Hiding Your Feelings

Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. Live in harmony with one another.” — Romans 12:15­–16 (NIV)

We live in a world that’s so polarizing and where everything’s an extreme. And it becomes really difficult to not only honor where you are in your life and your feelings, but also honor others. You can rejoice with people that are rejoicing—even if you don't feel like rejoicing in your own life. You can mourn with people that are mourning—even if you don't have anything to be sad about yourself. You can honor others' feelings and honor your own at the same time.

So, I want to give you some questions to journal and pray about as you apply this to your life:

  1. What’s something you're mourning right now that maybe you've been holding back on because you don't feel like those feelings are valid?
  2. What’s something you're so excited about but scared to share?
  3. How can you honor your feelings this week and, at the same time, honor others' feelings?
Sep 22, 2020

Seven Ways to Stop Feeling Stressed

 


1:16 Stressed Out All the Time? Do This.

13:16 Why Stress Doesn’t Have to Control Your Life with Rebekah Lyons

34:54 Here’s What the Bible Says About Stress


Resources

Christy Wright 2021 Goal Planner
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Business Boutique Conference
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Fear, stress and overwhelm are a part of life—especially this year. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to deal with them. Today, we’re going to talk about practical ways you can calm your nerves and stop feeling so stressed. Then, bestselling author Rebekah Lyons joins us to chat about tangible things we can actually do to ease our anxiety. And finally, we’ll close with some journal questions on what the Bible says about stress.

 

Stressed Out All the Time? Do This.

This year, more than ever, we know that we can't control a lot of things that we want to control. But the good news is, even though you can't totally control all the external stressors in your life, you can still calm your nerves. That’s why I’m going to give you seven ideas to help you relieve your stress, remove your anxiety, and calm yourself down.

 

Why Stress Doesn’t Have to Control Your Life with Rebekah Lyons

Author Rebekah Lyons joins me to talk about her book Rhythms of Renewal and how to trade stress and anxiety for a life of peace and purpose. We talk about:

  • Why you need rhythms in your life
  • How to take inventory of your life
  • Practical ways to combat stress when you feel trapped in a life that’s overwhelming

 

Here’s What the Bible Says About Stress

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. — Philippians 4:6–8 (NIV)

Here are some journal questions to think about and pray about as you process these verses and apply them in your life:

  • What’s stressing you out?
  • Write down a prayer presenting those requests to God.
  • What’s true in your life? What’s pure, excellent, praiseworthy or admirable?
Sep 15, 2020

The Problem You Don’t Know You Have

 


0:45 What You Don’t Know Can’t Hurt You

11:17 Let’s Talk About the Enneagram with Ian Cron

36:10 Are You Ready to Be a Better Person?


Resources

Christy Wright 2021 Goal Planner
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Business Boutique Conference
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So often in our lives, it can be tempting to use our personalities as an excuse for acting a certain way. Did I catch your attention? I hope so, because this is something we are all guilty of. Yep—today on the show, we’re talking about how to know where you need to grow. And then I get to sit down with my good friend and bestselling author Ian Cron to learn about the Enneagram and how you can understand your weaknesses and what you need to work on.

 

What You Don’t Know Can’t Hurt You

We all have blind spots, don’t we? When we start to look at the blind spots in our lives, we open up so many opportunities for growth. It’s not a fun process, but it’s an opportunity to grow in maturity, wisdom and faith. But we can’t grow and mature if we don’t know the areas where we need to grow and mature. So today, we’re going to talk about three tips that will help you identify your blind spots and areas you need to grow in so you can become the person you were created to be.

 

Let’s Talk About the Enneagram with Ian Cron

Have you ever thought about your motivations in life? Your motivations are rooted in your personality traits. Ian Cron, bestselling author of the popular Enneagram book The Road Back to You, joins me today to discuss how you can use the Enneagram to identify your blind spots. Ian and I also talk about how important self-awareness is for growth.

 

Are You Ready to Be a Better Person?

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. — James 1:2–4 (NIV)

When I’ve gone through “wilderness” seasons, I remember feeling like I was far from God and even forgotten by Him. I don't know if you're in a season of feeling like everything is wrong and you're just looking for the emergency exit. If you're feeling like that, I hear you. And I've been there. But I also want to encourage you: Something might be happening right now in the valley that is going to produce fruit in your life. And even though you can’t see it right now, you might be closer to God than you ever imagined—even if it doesn’t feel like it.

So, I want to give you some journal questions to think about and reflect on regardless of what season of life you might be in:

  1. What areas of your life do you need to grow in?
  2. How does it feel to think about your weaknesses?
  3. Now that you’ve identified where you need to grow, what are you going to do about it?
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