For a few very hard years this word was my mantra.
The word means
-undismayed; not discouraged; not forced to abandon purpose or effort
-undiminished in courage or valor; not giving way to fear
But the truth is, I was often dismayed by everything that had taken place, and I did battle discouragement. I battled fear and doubts. I hurt and was angry, and sometimes "undaunted" sounded more like a mockery than a mantra, and I was determined to be real about all of it in these posts, thus the name, Undaunted Reality. More than that, though, I was determined to live undaunted, not because I'm so great or strong, but because my God is, and no matter what this world looks like, He is the only reality that matters.
I pray I live the reality of Him beautifully undaunted.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

May You Know You Have a Place

Dear God,

Bless every person who reads this today.

In some personal, tangible way show them that You were thinking of them when you prompted me to write this. Whether it be a ladybug, a special song, the right scent, a particular phrase, or whatever is your personal love whisper to them, speak it clearly so the enemy cannot steal it.

I pray that Your truth of how important each of them are would permeate all sadness, doubt, and depression. I pray each person would allow that crack to become a wide door to hear Your voice and to receive Your love and blessing.

I pray for crazy boldness to believe You, to believe You love them, to believe You desire to bless them, to believe that YOU have the perfect place for each of them to belong and fit.

Lord God, show them they are not some random accident or their likes/feelings/interestes/passions are not some cosmic roll of the dice that "don't fit anywhere", but that in fact, they were specifically made with great detail to be the exact person they are and You know them and have a place and purpose for them.

And, Dear God in Heaven, show them where they are settling for less and give them courage to believe for the most. Show them that their choice to settle for less does not change Your desire to give them more than they can fathom, and then, give them the courage and support to believe for the unfathomable, to not just think "maybe" but to buy into it and become it, to be the person and have the life you have put in their heart to desire to be and do.

Lord, thank you. I know I felt the need to write this because YOU want it to be so. This is YOUR desire for those created for Your glory. Thank you for how much you love us and how much you are constantly reaching out to us.

You are breathtaking.

I love you...


  1. Thank you, Jerri, for allowing yourself to be used to deliver such a wonderful and needed message!

  2. Hi Jerri. This is an awesome prayer.
    God bless

  3. I confess, I love when God says He wants to talk and then lets me tell people. :-) It's one of the coolest parts of being who I am.