What if you could help ONE GIRL break free from comparison and embrace her true identity?
Three years ago, I released my first book for women, Over It. Conquering Comparison to Live Out God’s Plan. In that book, I shared my own personal battle with comparison and what we can learn from women in Scripture who broke free from the comparison trap to discover God’s plan for their lives.
Many of you supported the message by reading the book, sharing about it with friends, and even buying copies to give as gifts. Then, a funny thing happened.
I had several responses from readers, wanting a copy to give to a daughter, niece, granddaughter, or other teen girl in their lives. And even though I was overjoyed at the requests, I wondered whether a teen girl would be engaged with the book’s content and the way the message was communicated. Could they relate to it? Would they get bored with the chapters?
From my years in the classroom, I knew that a young teen’s willingness to engage with an idea is based mainly on how that message is shared. But I’m getting ahead of myself:) Let’s step back to when God began His amazing plan...
When I First Knew a Teen Book Would Follow
Even as I wrote, studied Scripture, and shared my own struggles with comparison in Over It, I knew there needed to be something more. But at the time, I wasn’t sure what that would look like.
I decided to wait and trust God for his next steps. His timing and His message are always best.
I sensed God nudging me to combine my years of experience working with junior high girls and my love for Bible study to develop a message that would speak His truth to their young hearts.
And it would be in a way they could relate to, and that they’d enjoy in the process.
From that nudge, the inspiration for this project was born. I am excited to announce that today, this new resource is available.
How the Teen Devotional Is Designed
The Over It. Devotional for Teen Girls is designed as a daily devotion reading, unlike the original Over It book for women, which is a nonfiction chapter book.
It includes four weeks of short, easy-to-understand devotions, with five daily readings per week. At the end of each week, girls will find a fun faith statement coloring page, a journal page, and a place to doodle, (because teens love to sketch, draw, and doodle!)
The book teaches about the lives of the SAME women in Scripture from the original Over It book, with less focus on following God’s plan and more focus on being confident in who God created us to be.
Suggested Reading Plan for Moms of Teens
Although the content is similar, the women’s book and teen devotional are not designed to be read together. Because of the chapters vs. daily reading styles, it would be hard to stay in the same place. So, if you would like to read along with your teen, I suggest doing so with your own copy of the devo for teens, as opposed to one of each.
You can also complete the women’s version while your daughter finishes the teen version, then have conversations about the scriptures, lessons, and biblical women after reading.
Learn more about the Over It. Devotional for Teen Girls here on the book page. You will also find links to purchase. Check out the fun downloadable graphics there, too.
As you consider helping teen girls in your life let go of comparison to discover their true selves, I will be praying for you. Because truth be told, the enemy doesn’t want the next generation to be firmly grounded in their identity in Christ. And when we agree to encourage them on that journey, we may come under attack. But we have nothing to fear when we move forward in God’s call to sow a seed. His plans for us are good, and His Word is true.
We are chosen, and we want our girls to know they are chosen too.