A Redesigned Life by Tracy Steel is a book that speaks to my soul. The subtitle is “Uncovering God’s Purpose When Life Doesn’t Go As Planned”. Now, who can’t relate to that?

I love the premise of the book. Tracy Steel was an interior designer who thought she had her entire life mapped out. Then God stepped in and said, “No, I have something else in mind for you.” She thought she’d live in New York City, drive a Mercedes, and carry a Prada purse on her arm. Instead, God brought her to Phoenix, Arizona and led her to student ministry. Instead of holding designer purses, she’s holding her arms out to the hurting.

In a world where Christians and churches have lost sight of God’s design for us, Tracy reminds us by tying in spiritual principles with design principles. It’s a rather unique approach and one that accomplishes its goal.

I especially love the chapter on knowing when to say yes or no. She reminds us that “rejection and no are not always bad things,” and “God will override our plans – even if other people support them – whenever they don’t align with his emphasis for us.” Rejection or disappointment is never easy, but if we can console ourselves with the reminder that He knows what’s best for us, we can try to look at the situation thought His eyes rather than our nearsighted vision.

If you’re dealing with life situations that weren’t of your choosing, pick up a copy of A Redesigned Life and be encouraged that God’s ways are not our ways, and His ways are so much better than ours.

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Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of the book from the publisher. All opinions expressed are my own.

About the Author Sharon Wilharm

Christian women’s speaker, Sharon Wilharm, is a ministry leader, podcast host, and female filmmaker whose stories have impacted audiences around the globe. An accomplished storyteller, Sharon draws the audience in with humor, engages them with stories, then ties everything together to bring to light spiritual truths. Her heart’s desire is to encourage women in their walk with the Lord, showing them how to find God’s will for their life through prayer and scripture. “God is the Master Storyteller,” says Sharon. “I love helping women see how God is always at work behind the scenes laying the foundation for the glorious future He has in store for us.” Sharon is a firm believer in the power of prayer and has many stories to share of God working in miraculous ways in her own life as well as those around her. She’s passionate about teaching women how to pray and loves engaging with women in personal prayer. Wherever she goes, she finds herself surrounded by women in need of prayer, and she considers it an honor to pray with women whether they’re friends, family, or complete strangers. Sharon has enjoyed a lifelong fascination with women of the Bible and loves applying the biblical stories to modern situations. She teaches a Women Through the Bible study at her church, applying the S.O.A.P. method of scripture study. She especially enjoys delving into lesser known women and discovering encouraging truths for women of today. She recently launched a new podcast where she works her way through the Bible sharing the stories of All God’s Women.

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