Confessions of a Recovering Striver
Welcome friend! My name is Whitney Roehl (friends call me, "Whit") and I'm a recovering Striver.
What is a striver?
Someone who practices trying hard, to achieve something, from self-determination. For me, it was constantly striving, for years, as a wife, mom, entrepreneur, leader, and self-development... but nothing was ever "good enough". I constantly needed to do more, have more, so I could BE more, AKA to feel worthy and deserving of love.
It was exhausting, stealing my joy and peace, no matter what I achieved.
Until Jesus crashed in with His personable grace, revelation, and love. From that restoration, the idea of this blog was birthed -
Confessions of a Recovering Striver.
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From Striving For Love to Resting From Love
If you can relate to any part of that, then I welcome you with a BIG hug and have great news for you, friend.
Jesus graciously met me in my fear-based, compulsive, self-dependent striving. He untangled me from that worldly-paradigm to set me free, and He can do the same for you... if you choose.
I can honestly say, the result of His gracious work with my willingness has resulted in less busyness, resting in His love, and living more FROM His abundance.
It's literally been life-changing!
Now, I'm passionate about imparting the same freedom and love I've received - which is what inspired this blog.
These posts will include paradigm-shifting revelations from His Word, personal testimonies from my nomadic-family-life, and God-inspired encouragements.
I'm genuinely honored you've chosen to read my confessions. I pray my blog imprints your heart, as God invites you deeper with Him, just like He did for me.
P.S. You'll find older blog posts here too. Those have lots of value too, if you choose to explore, you're welcome to.
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...
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...
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...
The purpose of trash talk is to decrease the effectiveness of a player who is clearly effective. Your opponent is attempting to decrease your performance.
Once you understand the purpose, then you have the knowledge to avoid many of the traps of your own trash talk.
We often trick...
Of course - Jesus is the answer, I want to find my joy in Jesus, I want to put my worth in Jesus, Jesus is trustworthy therefore I never need to worry, and I am righteous because of Him. Soooooo I guess I don’t need a coach …but I do
The main reason - because God chose to...
FAITH - Is the belief that, when you seek it with Himt, your vision will be provided to you by God, not because you're so awesome at creating it, but because He is so awesome at gifting it.
HOPE - Is the vision. Your faith gives you permission to hope bigger than your capabilities and then...
- Your desire for the breakthrough is less than your desire for another purchase
- You can make the change on your own
- You already provide more accountability to yourself than you care to have
- You know that someone else’s path to success is not the same as yours
- You are not looking to inflate...
We eat food because we desire it
We over eat food because we over desire it
Over desire is caused by 3 factors:
- Unpleasant Emotions
Every GOOD life coach already knows this and can help you lower that desire, but what does it look like to take this incredible knowledge from...
“Have faith in God.” - Jesus
What if trusting God is the greatest gift I can offer Him? In that case the more dire the situation, the more honoring the trust.
So how cool would it be to adjust the way you see the world in such a way that you ACTUALLY believe that God works ALL...
One of the most important questions that Whit and I are called on to answer is, “How do I forgive myself?”
In this video, I break the process down into 4 parts.
First - let’s get clear on the general idea of forgiveness toward others
Second - we’ll take a look at the...
Last Saturday I reached the top of Lone Pine Peak alongside Renee Watson and my daughter, Paige Roehl. When we reached the bottom, Paige said, “Dad, that was the hardest thing I’ve ever done.”
After we had water and food, I asked Renee and Paige if they would share some...
We all KNOW the benefits of play …
Reduced stress, recharge, increased ability to be present, access to flow state, increased creativity and innovation …and a more fun life!!!
…but so many of us don’t know how to do it, or are unwilling to prioritize it over...