Nothing Has the Power to Hold You Back

Nothing has the power to hold you back. You are already worthy and God is already at work.

I think of the story of the ten lepers. “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” they cried in Luke 17. His answer? “Go show yourselves to the priests.”

It’s what happens next that amazes me. “And as they went, they were cleansed.” It’s tempting to hold back and stay stuck because we think we have to be completely healed before we go and show. We want our story to already have the happy ending, the bow to be tied around the package, the scars to be faded into invisibility. But I’ve found, as the lepers did, that the healing often happens along the way.

You don’t have to wait for your healing to be complete before you start moving forward. You don’t have to be whole before God sends you out. Of course we want healing to be a one-time, instantaneous event. We can even feel guilty if it’s not. But I’ve found healing is more often a process. Sometimes when we ask God to move He’s asking us the same.

Nothing has the power to hold you back.

You are already worthy.

And God is already at work.

Holley Gerth


Strong, Brave, Loved by Holley Gerth

My newest book releases in just over a week! Strong, Brave, Loved is a personal and practical devotional with room for you to journal your own responses and reflections. My hope is that the concise and compassionate devotions will lead you on a journey of discovery as you learn to live in freedom, hope, and holy courage.

If you choose to preorder the book {this is such a gift to authors!} please hold onto your email receipt. Your preorder will give you access to a free online Bible Study {more details coming soon}.

On the More Than Small Talk podcast this week, we’re answering this question: If one of your scars could tell a story what would it be? The truth is, what we see as broken is actually beautiful. Click here to listen to Episode 41: Scarred and Beautiful.

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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