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.

xoxo,

Whit

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.

Ask Steadfast: How to be Kind to Yourself Aug 24, 2021

 

This is probably the 3rd most common myth we hear on a daily basis ...If I’m nice to myself, I’ll let myself off the hook and I’ll become complacent, lazy, and stagnant.

 

I’d try to be more gentle and open minded with this  ...but it’s just plain...

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Lessons from 365 Days of Meditation Aug 17, 2021

After a vasectomy reversal, Jake was looking for exercise and the ONLY option was to walk slowly.  Jake decided to use the time for meditation and before long he fell in love with the practice and continued the daily practice for an entire year.

In this episode, Jake explains how 365...

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Whit Summited Mt. Langley ...PREGNANT Aug 10, 2021

Whit Summited Mt. Langley ...PREGNANT

Whit and I had just returned from a fast paced 60 mile backpacking trip in the Sierras where Whit had noticed her body doing some strange things:

Waves of nausea

Dizzy spells

Easily fatigued

It was interesting ...but all could be chalked up to the elevations...

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Ask Steadfast: How to set REALISTIC goals. Plus eating healthy with kids Aug 03, 2021

In this video series they answer YOUR questions for your entertainment as well as your growth.

 

How do you set realistic goals?

 

Every time I get honest about the goals I REALLY want in my life I just blow them off because they’re so unrealistic, but the realistic goals...

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Ask Steadfast: How to prevent plan amnesia Jul 20, 2021

In this video series they answer YOUR questions for your entertainment as well as your growth.

 

Sometimes I make a plan and I’m pumped to follow it ...but then I forget.  How do you remember stuff you’re not used to doing?

 

The thing about a plan is that it often has...

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Ask Steadfast: How to be consistent about MAKING the plan Jul 13, 2021

Whit and Jake are Life Coaches and owners at Steadfast Life Coaching.  In this video series they answer YOUR questions for your entertainment as well as your growth.

 

When it comes time to plan ...I DON’T!!  What does the planning process look like for you two?

It can be...

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Ask Steadfast: How to know if you’re quitting Jul 06, 2021

In this video series they answer YOUR questions for your entertainment as well as your growth.

 

How do I know the difference between quitting and simplifying/focusing?

Do you ever have those moments where it feels a little irresponsible to have peace because there is so much on the...

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Ask Steadfast: How to feel peace when the pressure is real Jun 29, 2021

In this video series they answer YOUR questions for your entertainment as well as your growth.

 

When the consequences are REAL, how can I feel peace?

Do you ever have those moments where it feels a little irresponsible to have peace because there is so much on the line?  If your...

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Ask Steadfast: How to (not) Resist Dessert & Mustangs vs Jeeps Jun 22, 2021

 

In this video series Whit and Jake answer YOUR questions for your entertainment as well as your growth.

 

I Love Dessert - so how do I resist it every night?

Do you have a dessert you love?  Are you in a season of attempting to NOT eat it?  That can be rough and...

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Ask Steadfast: How to be appreciated in your marriage May 18, 2021

How do I get my spouse to appreciate me?

When you do “all the work” and your spouse just acts like it’s expected!!  How do you change that so you can get the recognition you deserve??

 

How do Whit and Jake DISAGREE?

There are only about 1000 decisions per day that...

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Ask Steadfast - How to believe and trust your spouse May 11, 2021

In this video series Whit and Jake answer YOUR questions for your entertainment as well as your growth.

 

How do you continue to believe when the stuff you’re believing doesn’t happen?

Belief is ABOUT the future, but it’s benefit is all about TODAY.  Whit and...

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Ask Steadfast - Whit's SEVEN DAY FAST and the breakthrough that came with it Apr 21, 2021
Whitney fasted for SEVEN DAYS!!!!
 
What do you mean "fasted"?
 
You know how there is eating? Now imagine NOT doing that. That's what she did for 168 hours.
 
That doesn't seem healthy - you're right! She was SACRIFICING her health for an unknown breakthrough in her...
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