Confessions of a Recovering Striver

 

 

Whit's Adventures and Blog

 

Welcome, friend! I'm Whitney Roehl (my inner circle calls me, "Whit") and I'm a recovering Striver. What is a striver?

 

For me, it was constantly aiming for perfection as a wife, mom, entrepreneur, church leader, and in self-growth. But nothing was ever "good enough"I constantly needed to do more, to have more, so I could feel deserving of love.

 

It was exhausting! Most of all it stole my joy and peace from all Gods blessings in my life. Until Jesus crashed in with His personable love. These are stories and lessons along the journey.

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 Striving For Love, Now Resting From Love

I have great news for you, friend.

 Jesus graciously met me in my fear-based, compulsive, self-dependent striving. He untangled me from the worldly-paradigm of "not enough's" to set me free. Each day, I'm reminding myself of that freedom. He can do the same for you.

I'm honored you've chosen to read my confessions. Enjoy and reach out if you feel inspired.

xoxo, Whit

Finding Peace in The Midst of Pain Feb 20, 2024

I dropped Maverick off with his care taker, where he’d stay for the next four nights. On one hand, I was sad he wasn’t going, on the other hand, relieved to have time to be with family and move closer toward closure.

Underneath both perspectives, I felt annoyed. Flying to Nebraska for...

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How God's Working Through My Sourdough Bread Feb 13, 2024

A few weeks after my mom passed I was surprised at how much sadness and restlessness I had, since I'd already cried, countless nights, months before she passed. A friend from Church, I hadn't seen in months, came over to walk and talk by the lake with me. 

What came from our time...

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Our Memorable Adventure Feb 06, 2024

First, I want to give a big shout out to all the full-time and single moms. Wow, you inspire me by showing up every day to love, guide, and care for these little humans, who need so much. 

Although, I am very grateful each day I get to be a mom… the challenges are endless....

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Discouragement: How I Overcame the Urge to Quit Jan 30, 2024

Oh my goodness, I almost quit on a dream I've had for 15 years now. Gosh, that's scary!

A dream, God put on my heart, as an invitation to deepen my trust and intimacy with Him, but it didn't look the way I assumed it would. I spent countless days wrestling with was this question, "If this...

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Counting My Blessings: A Journey with God Jan 23, 2024

Dear God,

Thank you for the countless miracles I experience every day. Thank you that I don't have to earn Your love because it's Your abundant grace. Thank you that I have a warm bed, clean drinking water, and hot showers. Thank you that Maverick, in his almost two years of age, has a better...

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My 21 Days of Fasting & Greater Hope Jan 16, 2024

As, I was assessing my level of hope for 2024, to check on where I was either partnering with God or empowering a lie, I discovered a pattern of lower levels of hope. Just to be sure I was assessing correctly, I reminded myself what God-inspired hope meant. 

First, hope is not...

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My Revelations: Unleash Your Potential with God in 2024 Jan 04, 2024

Jake and I were driving when he said, “why don’t you take the truck-camper to go camping for a few days by yourself. I think it’d be really good to have the time with God and yourself. You only lose both of your parents once.”

 

When he said that my heart leaped,...

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The Writers Journey & Reveling in Splendor Dec 19, 2023

Writing for a blog (even though it's my own) is harder than I anticipated. 

In the process to quiet my life, I'd gotten off all social media and limited my consumption of t.v. and podcasts. A nudge from God and cry for inner silence from the constant chatter and...

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Christmas: A Celebration of Life's Ups and Downs Dec 11, 2023

Today, I want to share highlights from last week to expose what celebrating Christmas can look like in the midst of real life. Hopefully it inspires you to create space for the ups and downs of life, especially in this season, to appear and to slow down to enjoy the contrast of the...

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Choosing Wipe Outs Over Wine Nov 25, 2023

Today, I’m incredibly relieved and grateful for the strength God gave me these last few days of deep sorrow and temptation. I believe these tough days were full of opportunities to deepen my trust in God and His promises. However, in the moment, these opportunities felt...

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Performance While Grieving Nov 13, 2023

Grief is a weird but necessary part of life. No one escapes this emotion. Grief is a deep sorrow, especially caused by someones death. It's strange too because different people handle this process very differently. If you've ever experienced grief, then you're aware of how complex...

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Whit's Blog #1: New Beginnings Oct 28, 2023

There’s a tension to new beginnings.

At first there’s an excitement and fun anticipation. Like, Christmas morning, everyone likes to receive new things. But when we talk about new seasons, new chapters, or new beginnings it changes. That's when fear can creep in and suddenly the...

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