The 10 Steps Are:
1. Desire to Know and Follow Him
2. Ask for Answers
3. Learn of Jesus Christ
4. Faith in Jesus Christ
5. Repentance or Laying Down
6. Choose to Commit
7. Experience a Mighty Change
8. Develop the Pure Love of
9. Catch the Vision
10. Remember and Endure
"Ms. Pehrson has
really pulled it all together in 10 Steps to Fulfilling Your Divine Destiny. We have all
asked ourselves what we can do to draw nearer to God and fulfill His will. This book is a
rich, wonderful roadmap to doing just that. It is a beautifully written work, which
targets with precision the points that today's woman needs in order to stay on track with
So you're feeling
ordinary and incapable of giving God what you think He wants of you? This book opens a
door so you can see your potential as a follower of Christ, one who truly wishes to
embrace Heaven for herself and her family. The steps given break down the barriers we have
built that keep us from faithfully letting God lead us to Him. A must-read for women of
- Mia Cronan of
God's will for our lives isn't always easy, but Marnie Pehrson teaches us in a down to
earth style how we can examine our lives and make changes that will help us discover our
place in the world
10 Steps to Fulfilling
Your Divine Destiny is not a lofty set of steps that will leave you feeling you can't
possibly accomplish what is recommended. Pehrson is a mom of six, a business woman and a
Christian. She walks the walk-she knows that of which she writes. I felt as if I could
take these steps and apply them to my life.
chapter is on guilt. The author explains the elements of guilt and teaches us why it can
work in our favor, and what to do when it becomes destructive. I nodded my head through
the entire chapter at how much sense it made. It's one of those chapters I will read over
books from a Christian viewpoint are hard to come by. Much of the time I end up with a few
grains of good advice and put aside the rest. But 10 Steps to Fulfilling Your Divine
Destiny is a book to highlight, to keep by your bedside and one which you can apply the
advice on a daily basis."
- Brenda Hyde of OldFashionedLiving.com
"Busy women today
have so much on their already-too-full plates, that they don't know how or where to begin
to get themselves together. Pulled in all directions-- work, kids, spouse, family-- it's
no wonder they have so little time leftover to work on themselves.
With God's help, they can
find their mission & be their very best. After reading 10 Steps to Fulfilling Your
Divine Destiny, they'll discover that they no longer have to take this journey alone. They
have so much talent and so many gifts that are waiting to be discovered and used, one step
at a time."
- Debbie Williams, founder of OrganizedTimes.com
The "10 Steps to
Fulfilling Your Divine Destiny" apply to all of us, women in all kinds of lives, no
matter how varied our backgrounds or our dreams. We all need the support of a good plan
and a steady focus on the Lord to lead us. Marnie's book spells out that plan and that
focus, offering real-life examples and practical advice that readers can apply to their
lives right away. Marnie's book takes the reader's confusion and frustration away and
replaces it with joy and vision. It's an inspiration to all women who desire to make their
- Karon Goodman, Author of "Your Late Again
Lord, An Impatient Woman's Guide to God's Timing"
"I received your
book ("10 Steps to Fulfilling Your Divine Destiny - A Christian Woman's Guide to
Learning and Living God's Plan for Her.") and I must say my spirit leaped with joy!
You see, the things God inspired you to write are exactly what I feel in my spirit! He
ordered your footsteps my dear and you heard Him! You walked the path for so many of us
and for this, I thank you!
This morning as I
was reading, I began to feel myself cry. Why? Because the spirit of God is ever present in
those words! All I can say is, thank you, thank you, thank you - for your obedience to the
Holy Spirit! I'm still reading however slowly because I'm savouring every moment!
To those of you
who have the book, pray before you read it. Ask God to open your spirit to what He has for
you in this book, He'll give it to you!!! The words leap off the page into your spirit as
spiritual food and a thorough cleansing - IF you desire His will!
To God be the
Glory for the things HE has done!
- Regina Baker,
Steps to Fulfilling Your Divine Destiny Book & Journal Workbook
A Christian Woman's Guide to
Learning & Living God's Plan for Her
Ebook and Workbook/Journal
Have you ever said to yourself, "I'd love to
do great things with my life, but I'm just too busy, too untalented, too ordinary, too
afraid, too anything but extraordinary"? Inside this book you'll learn the answers
- Who are you?
- Where did you come from?
- What is your life about?
- If you could reach your full potential and
remove all roadblocks that stand in your way, what could you be and do?
- If with God, all things are possible and He can help you reach this potential, what
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- And how do you draw close enough for Him to reveal His plan for your life?
In this ebook you will learn how to unlock your full God-given potential. No matter
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Today's Christian women are sleeping giants, and when we finally awake and arise, we
will join the ranks of Esther, Ruth, Mary and Martha. Be among those who wake up! This
book will outline ten steps that will lead you to a closer relationship with Jesus Christ
and thus lead you to your full potential. You may have already taken some of the steps,
but they could bear repeating. As a matter of fact, these steps should be repeated
throughout your life. Coming to Christ is a constant, never-ending process. We never reach
a point at which we "arrive" and thus need not keep following Him. We must
continually strive to follow in His footsteps and one day we will look up and see that He
has led us straight to the throne of God.
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The new companion journal/workbook to go
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your divine destiny in a keepsake that you can refer to for years to come.
This workbook journal will help you gain a greater
understanding of who you are, who God is, and your relationship to Him. It will help you
lay down your yoke and take up Christs by committing to fully follow Him. As you
begin to experience His mighty change in your heart, your love for others will grow, and
you will begin to catch the vision of your divine destiny. This workbook and journal
serves as a place for you to record your thoughts, feelings and experiences. Life is
filled with peaks and valleys. Remembering and enduring (Step 10) is easier when you have
record of your journey and can review how far youve come and all that the Lord has
done for you. This workbook is designed to help you do just that.
Here is a brief overview of what youll find in each
section of the workbook:
Section 1: A City Set On a Hill
This section helps you develop a desire to know and
follow the Lord. It helps you learn to ask questions, teaches you about the Savior and
what He expects of you, and helps you develop a habit of documenting your spiritual
insights so you can have them as a record for later when you need help remembering and
Section 2: Learning Who You Are and Why Youre
This section helps you continue your habit of studying,
asking and pondering while you learn more about who you are as a child of God and why you
are here on this earth.
Section 3: Lay Down Your Yoke
This section covers Steps 4 and 5. It helps you
systematically work through the things that stand in your way of a closer relationship
with the Lord and fulfilling your divine destiny. As you work through this process, your
faith in Jesus Christ will grow substantially.
Section 4: Take Up Christs Yoke
This section covers Steps 6 through 8. It will help you
resolve to commit and help you document your change of heart and the increased love for
others that you are gaining as a result of Christs change in your heart.
Section 5: Catching the Vision
In this section, youll find worksheets to help you
determine your talents, interests and experiences that will work together to form your
Section 6: Remember & Endure
Youll find ideas here to help you remember where
youve been, how the Lord has delivered you, and how to keep Him uppermost in your
heart. The workbook includes extra journal pages for your convenience.
The Journal/Workbook is available in Adobe Acrobat
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Guilt serves its purposes. It helps us know when things are amiss in
our lives, when we need some work, and when weve done wrong and need to repent. The
Light of Christ serves as our conscience to help us know right from wrong and this
valuable compass must not be ignored. With prolonged ignoring of our consciences, they can
be dulled until they do not function anymore. Yet, even justified guilt serves a purpose
up to only a certain point, and then it becomes destructive.
Women take guilt to a whole new level. Many women feel guilty because
they cant be super moms, successful career professionals, glamorous wives with
knock-em-dead bodies, and public servants all at the same time. Instead of noticing the
good they do, they let the things they cant do immobilize them until they feel
guilty most of the time. Unfounded guilt or guilt gone too far manifests itself in the
I cant keep my house clean and keep up with my work and the
kids. Im just such a bad mother. My husband and children would be better off with
Look at so-and-so. Shes just so talented, and is such a better
mother than I am. I just feel so bad that Im not as kind and gentle a mother as she.
Im fat/ugly/short/tall and therefore am not a good wife. My
husband would be better off with another woman.
- Im not married and dont have children so I
cant have as great an influence as my married friends who have children.
- Im divorced so Im not as deserving of
Gods blessings as others who arent.
- I work outside the home so Im not as good a mother as
I should be.
- I dont work outside the home, so I have no talents or
- Im not able to be perfect; Im just taking up
space coming to church. Someone worthier should be here.
Nothing I do makes a difference, Im just worthless.
Guilt Gone Too Far
Im just no good, nothing I do works. I try, but I just
cant control my temper, stop drinking, stop swearing, (or whatever thats being
Im just weak. Thats who I am. Ill never be strong
enough to change.
Ive tried and I cant do it so forget it. Im not
going to try anymore.
Do any of these sound familiar? I am reminded of another woman I know.
Well call her Tonya. Tonya had a drinking and marijuana habit that had lasted for
about seven years. It was a social habit in that her husband and friends all joined in
either one or both of these activities with her. When she became a devout Christian, Tonya
was convicted that God wanted her to remove these habits from her life. But, peer pressure
was intense. People didnt let her just say, "I dont feel like drinking
tonight." Theyd hound her and try to break her will.
After an initial failed attempt at going "cold turkey," Tonya
decided she just couldnt do it
at least not yet. Every time she smoked or
drank at a party she felt intense guilt. Over a period of 6-8 months, the guilt became so
intense that she felt about an inch high. Her self-esteem plummeted. She felt there was
nothing she could do right in her life. She agonized, "I cant stop drinking and
smoking to save my soul." She felt like a complete and utter failure until one day
she decided this guilt was getting her nowhere. She wasnt going to give up hope on
overcoming her habits, but she decided this excessive guilt that led to self-pity was
beating her down.
What was Tonya doing? She was trying to do it all on her own. She felt
that somehow she had to muster all the willpower to overcome her addictions by herself.
She had beaten herself down into the depths of humility. In this case, guilt had served
its purpose to bring her to a humble, broken-hearted, contrite place where she was
willing to reach out her hand to the only One who could help her Jesus Christ. Once
she decided to stop beating herself up and started praying with conviction that God would
help her overcome these habits, He began to work in her life, restructuring her
priorities, until she was willing to commit once and for all to lay aside first the drugs
and then the alcohol. It was a struggle, but with God's help, she beat her addictions one
at a time, and her self-worth continued to grow as she did.
"His knowledge of you goes beyond a catalog of your deeds. He knows you
individually and completely. He understands your darkest hours when things seem as black
as a cave with no light. He understands when you are feeling unworthy or forgotten or
depressed or desperate or alone. He constantly and gently invites you to open up those
dark recesses of your heart to Him that He may fill them with His light. You cant
shock Him. You cant surprise Him. He wont turn away from you in disgust,
shaking His head and saying, Oh, this is worse than I thought. Theres nothing
I can do here. When He healed the sick, He often forgave their sins as well. His
healing extends to the crippled heart just as surely as to the crippled leg."(1)
That is the wonderful message of Jesus Christ that no matter how bad things
look, no matter how lost we are, Jesus Christ can help us change. His message is a message
of hope. So many times in the scriptures when faith is mentioned, its companions are also
mentioned: hope and charity. This is no coincidence for faith in Jesus Christ leads to
hope hope for a better life and hope for a glorious eternity which leads us
to live more like Jesus Christ and not only love others, but to love ourselves.
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1 Virginia U. Jensen, I Can Do All Things Through Christ, The Best of Women's Conference,
Bookcraft 2000, p. 234.
"Too many people wander aimlessly through life
never knowing who they are or what they can become with Gods help. They let the
little things of life like busyness, self-doubt, self-pity, criticism, guilt and
discouragement stand in their way of becoming the unique and wonderful person they were
meant to be. It is my goal to help people learn and live the plan that God has in store
for them so that they can find greater happiness and peace in the troubled times in which
we live." - Marnie Pehrson
Marnie is a wife, mother of six, business owner,
Webmaster, consultant, teacher and author. She is the founder of multi-denominational
SheLovesGod.com which hosts the annual SheLovesGod Virtual Womens Conference the 3rd
week of October each year. She is also the creator of IdeaMarketers.com, LocateACoach.com,
PWGroup.com, and PowerOfLearning.com. Throughout her sites, Marnie seeks to build
resources that help others discover, develop and utilize their God-given talents.
Marnie is the author of 10 Steps to Fulfilling Your
Divine Destiny: A Christian Womans Guide to Learning and Living Gods Plan for
Her (February 2002). Frequently quoted in newspapers and magazines across the globe,
Marnie has been featured in magazines such as Entrepreneur International, Small Business
Start-Ups, iVillage.com, Business Opportunity World, Home Office Computing, and The
Chattanooga News Free Press. She is a regularly featured Spiritual Strength columnist for
The One Heart Foundation at Oneheart.org. As the creator of the IdeaMarketers
writer-publisher matching service, Marnies articles have been featured across the
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