Settling into the plane I reach for the book in my bag. It is Purple Cow by Seth Godin–a business title about being remarkable. It shares some wisdom, yes, and yet only skims the surface of the heart.

Settling into my seat at She Speaks on Friday night Lysa Terkeurst takes the stage. She tells her title–Finding Your Remarkable. Then words spill from her of how the true meaning of remarkable is not making others notice us but instead inspiring them to speak of Him. Contrast–it is a different approach entirely.

As I listen, I think back to a week ago. Drifting off to sleep I ponder how we are told as writers to build our “platforms.” This has always tugged at my soul a bit. And on that evening the verse, “But I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to myself” (John 12:32 NIV) comes to mind. It is Jesus speaking and it seems then He whispers to my heart another sentence…

In the Kingdom, there are no platforms–only crosses.

We reach others not by standing on a platform of our own making. No, we raise a cross with our words and lives. Then He draws near those who need what He has called us to offer.

At She Speaks, I know again this is true, real, right.

Settling into my spirit I tuck this remarkable realization deep inside. And I know, somehow, that it will guide and ground me in all the ways that matter most.  

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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