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150. What Do Your Soul and Self Need This Summer?

Do you know? Have you asked?

14 min / Published

According to our calendars, summer officially begins this week! It's the perfect time to pause and ponder what we and our souls need in this season. You're invited to do this today as we celebrate the 150th episode of this podcast! Let's toss the confetti! Join encourager, Julie Lefebure, each Tuesday morning as she offers real encouragement for your real life right now through a fresh, hope-filled perspective, a lighthearted inspiration, and Biblical insight, all in about 15 minutes (guest shows are longer). Each episode will lift your spirits and equip you to be a light in this world. Find extra encouragement at julielefebure.com/resources/.

  • encouragement
  • women
  • hope
  • summer
  • soul care
  • inspiration
  • self care
  • blessing
  • real life
  • Christian
Show notes

Here we are (can you believe it?) at episode 150!! I can't comprehend that for 150 weeks the Encouragement for Real Life Podcast has shared hope and encouragement for our real lives. I guess, as they say, time flies when you're having fun, right?! This podcast exists because of you and your interest in living an encouraged life and because of God's influence and hand of blessing on it. Thank you and thank God. And I'm excited about this particular episode as we pause and ponder the question, "What do your soul and self need this summer?"

What do your soul and self need this summer?

Do you know? Have you asked?

Somedays we run on autopilot. We have routines that we slip into and stick to pretty well. Yet sometimes we get so stuck in them that we've put ourselves in a box without even realizing it. Are you in one of these boxes in this season of life? I found myself in one until I asked myself the question which is the title of this episode. What do my soul and self need this summer?

I share the full story in this episode, but the highlights are an episode of another podcast pointed me to where God was leading me in this season. I discuss last summer and how different it is from this summer's schedule. Releasing my expectation for this season has been a process, but I now know what my self and soul needs this summer.

What about you?

Is God stirring you, guiding you, leading you in a specific way? I encourage you to take some time today and ask Him what you need. Because sometimes we don't know what we need. Or at least I don't. But when we invite God in and ask Him, He will make it very clear. After all, He knows us better than we know ourselves. He created us and our souls.

I am praying for you in this season, friend. God has good plans for your life, and sometimes it just takes us pausing and asking what they are. Sometimes the boxes we've unintentionally put ourselves in no longer suits us, and it's time to break out of them. Thanks for being here for this 150th episode. I appreciate you and am grateful for you! God bless you!

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