You Are Already Blessed and Loved {Heart of Christmas Series}

You don't have to try so hard.

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In the middle of all the hustle and bustle of the season I keep forgetting.

I want to remember that it’s not about being busy but being blessed.

I want to remember that it’s not about pleasing but being loved.

I want to remember that it’s not about who I am but whose I am that matters most.

Then God taps me on the heart and seems to whisper, “You don’t have to try so hard. Rest. Remember. Enjoy what you’ve already given and received.” I slow, smile. Yes, that’s right. This is what Christmas is all about.


And the beautiful love that compelled Him to come all the way here for me, for you. It’s about the little things too. And what’s smaller than a baby in a manger?

One gift I can offer back this season is simply to remember what’s already true.

I am loved. In Him, I am enough. Because of His grace, I am blessed beyond measure.


Holley Gerth


* This post is part of the Heart of Christmas series we’re going through as we prepare for Christmas. Each message is a short devotional you can read and share in the middle of this busy time of year to help you and those you love stay focused on what matters most—celebrating Jesus! To read all the #heartofchristmas posts, click here.

* Find Books to Encourage Every Woman on Your Christmas List {signed!}


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About Holley

About Holley

Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author and Life Coach

I like humans, words, and good coffee. And I’d love to help you beat what’s holding you back, become all you’re created to be, and kick butt for the greater good.

Cheering you on,


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