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.

Allowing Disappointment Oct 21, 2020


BIG BELIEF is just so scary because it creates opportunity for BIG DISAPPOINTMENT!  I suppose you could just believe small, achieve small, love small, and live small, but if you're reading this - those kinds of solutions are not an option for you!

The best solution is to build...

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How to Overcome "Impossible" Aug 12, 2020


As Whit and I get back to life after taking 12 teenagers on a 7-day wilderness adventure, we reflect on some of the insights that came up while the kids were staring at challenges with NO BELIEF that success was possible.  Then what they learned as they leaned into the impossible...

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The Trip that Altered Me Forever Oct 16, 2018

I don’t know about you, but when I see people who surf, climb mountains or seek out challenges that require facing fear and discomfort- I WANT what they have, but I tell myself “it’s just not MY thing.

That spirit of adventure, courage, and freedom is so attractive to...

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Finding your passion... is it even possible? Apr 21, 2018

Hi there! I’m so glad to be in touch with you again. Do you feel unfulfilled because you lack having a clear passion to follow in your life?

I understand that feeling and as someone who has been on both sides of the fence: finding my passion and fulfilling it, to figuring it out...

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My Experience with MCT Oil: Stunning Results Apr 09, 2018

About 5 months ago, I read Bulletproof Diet by Dave Asprey. It really gave me a better understanding about the perks of training your body to become "fat-adapted". Since I'm not a nutritionist and don't like suggesting anything except for sharing my own personal experience, I won't go into much...

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