The word conviction, at first isn’t one of those feel good words. But, it can become one. Often we only associate conviction with sin and what we are against. In Candace Cameron Bure‘s new book, ‘Dancing Through Life: Steps Of Courage and Conviction’, she comes from the other side of conviction. She reminds us that conviction is many times about what we stand for and are committed to. In life, God calls us to have standards that are grounded in Him and cannot and will not be compromised by the ways of the world.
I couldn’t imagine being in such a high pressure and highly exposed platform as Dancing With The Stars. I assume it would challenge your ideals in various ways and even cause you to question your identity. Staying true to yourself under such intense demands can probably seem impossible. I love how in her book, Candace shows us all that this is not impossible. It’s difficult. It’s challenging. It requires work and a persevering spirit.
Courage is something that every believer needs in the spheres of influence in their lives. Courage doesn’t come from us. It comes from the Lord. When we lean in to the adventure of letting the Holy Spirit lead and stepping out of our comfort zones, is where we find true confidence and freedom.
Candace has been called to be light in what is much of the time a very dark part of our society. I think she shines with grace, kindness, joy and love. She speaks honestly and sincerely about the tough lessons she learned about grace, rejection, perfectionism, disappointment, accountability and dealing with criticism while on DWTS. I am terribly grateful for the wonderful example that she has set for girls and women across the world for how to walk out our identity in Christ with excellence and integrity.
I recommend that if you struggle with confidence and living out your Christian faith, this book will equip you and bless you.
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