Today, take the first step by starting with one of the verses we've looked at today. Tuck that card away in your purse or place it someplace where you will see it frequently.

I love being God's girl. Don't you?

Make it Your Prayer

Dear Lord, thank You that Your Word applies to so many areas of my life. Sometimes I really struggle with self-control and I need Your power to help me react in a graceful, godly way. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Stay strong,

Lysa Terkeurst

This devotion was taken from Lysa TerKeurst's new book, Unglued - Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions. If you want to gain a deep sense of calm by responding to situations out of your control without acting out of control, get the book, Unglued, today. Click here to purchase.

Lysa TerKeurst is a New York Times bestselling author, National Speaker, and President of Proverbs 31 Ministries. You can read her daily blog at www.LysaTerKeurst.com or hear her encouragement through the Proverbs 31 Ministries’ radio program played on over 1200 outlets. She loves that the first four letters of Messiah spell a “mess.” All of the messages Lysa speaks and writes about come from her awareness of what a mess she can be. Most days you can find her writing from her sticky farm table in North Carolina where she lives with her husband Art, her five priority blessings named Jackson, Mark, Hope, Ashley, and Brooke, 3 dogs and a mouse that refuses to leave her kitchen.

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Publication date: September 25, 2012