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Holley Gerth is a Wall Street Journal bestselling author, counselor, and life coach. Her newest release is The Powerful Purpose of Introverts: Why the World Needs You to Be You. She's also wife to Mark, Mom to Lovelle, and Nana to Eula and Clem.

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  1. “Settled” speaks peace to my heart this morning, Holly, and I’m going to be savoring the sweet difference between lazy and loved, because like Israel, we are led and I miss that truth so often.
    Looking forward to more information about your book and the launch!

  2. Holley,
    The FAITH of missing out – love this!! I always say that “settling” for less than what God wants for us is like accepting a “tootsie roll” when what God wants for us is a “Godiva Bar”. Believe me, I’ve done my share of settling unfortunately. But “being settled” is a whole different issue. I think, in part, it comes with getting in touch with how God has designed you. For example, some of my friends love to travel. They are always posting pictures of all their travels and I wonder, sometimes, if something is wrong with me that I don’t have a great desire to do that. I’m more of a homebody…I now accept that God has wired me that way. Not that I don’t enjoy an occasional trip or vacation, but I love being at home with my husband and our dog in our home or relaxing on our porch with a good book. Thank you for this reminder that I’m not “missing out”, I’m “settling in” and being thankful for what I have. Great post!
    Bev xx

    • Bev,

      I can so relate! I, too, am a homebody. Oh sure I enjoy occasional trips, but mostly at home with hubby & my iguana. It is so true God has wired us each differently. Blessings my sweet friend!

      (((((Hugs from N.E. TN (Turkey town)

  3. Thanks for sharing this today, I am in a season of being unsettled and slowly accepting things are they are! I am reaching out and often miss place that feeling of “I must be missing out” because……..blah, blah, blah In stead I meed to focus on why I am here and what God wants me to learn from this time when I am feeling like I am not enough. Trying to learn from this rough season and rely on God more then my own understanding. This has been a work in progress for this control crazy person. Some times I get it and some times I need to reminded!

    Thanks again, have a great day.

  4. Holley ,
    Thanks for pointing this out and explaining it in your words that we can relate to . I love your new FOMO , living with multiple illnesses I often fear I’m missing out , the first FOMO you talk about , but like you mention , often I need to be at home in my pjs . I’m getting better but this helps me and is a gentle reminder of that as well !
    Have a blessed day you all!

  5. Dear Holley,

    These words came from heaven and I feel it’s so true!! Thanks, God is using you!

    Joke (dutch name for Joanna) from the Netherlands

  6. Thank you for this reminder. I will keep this in my back pocket and remember this when I get in my tizzy of decision making. Faith of Missing Out…my new go to!

  7. Thanks for sharing Holly. These words speak to me deeply and I know “I am being settled…” – something God is doing in and around me right now and in whatever circumstance I find myself. #Contentment
    Indeed “a new rythm of life, another way of being…”
    God bless you and good luck with the launch…xxx

  8. Looks like another amazing book! I have read and reread every one and this one looks to be no exception. Becoming settled has been an issue in my life for quite some time. I am so looking forward to reading this and would love to be on the launch team!

  9. Holley,

    I just signed up for the Fierce hearted: Live Fully, Love Bravely launch team. I’m so excited for your new book. Just love your writing.
    Lately I’ve had trouble being settled. My FOMO is not about selfies, & parties. It is about where & how I work. I question all the mistakes I made in the past, job changes, etc. June 2015 I quit a good paying job to be more available for my aging dad. At that point I was going to get a part time job. Two weeks later I put him on hospice. Then we went through a bunch of ups and downs. He was doing pretty good last year so I decided to get a part time job. God gave me one quickly and close to dad. Five months later (March 2017) he passed. I was ok with that as he would be 92 and was dealing with medical issues. Now I question if I should get another part-time job or what. I get jealous of those with good careers and nice paychecks. I just have to realize that this is where God wants me now.

    Blessings 🙂

  10. This so touches my heart! It’s so comforting to know that others share your feelings. I feel the need to ‘be settled’ in my spirit but as you said FOMO is holding me back. My prayer is to allow God to settle me and move into all His glory for my life.