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5 Books That Will Radically Change Your Life (Free Book Giveaway)

By: Bethany Baird

When I was in 6th grade I entered my first, and last, archery competition. I was attending a church camp and each camper was allowed to enter one competition. Basketball. Volleyball. Horseshoes. Archery. BB gun.

Why in the world I chose archery, I have no idea.

But, I did, and it proved to be a very *very* important lesson that would stick with me for the rest of my life.

The day before the competition, I had a friend explain the basics of how to aim and hit the bullseye. Whatever that person taught me must have worked because I ended up securing the first place trophy *let’s hear a cheer for church camp archery winners.*

The lesson that I learned during that competition is far more valuable than my camp trophy.

I learned that in order to hit my mark, I needed to focus intently on the bullseye. I needed to fix my eyes on the very center of the bullseye and focus, aim, and shoot my arrow in that direction.

If I took my eyes off the bullseye, got distracted, didn’t focus or just messed around, I wouldn’t have hit my mark. But, because I focused so intently on where I wanted my arrow to go, I was able to hit the mark.

Life Works the Same Way

As I grew older and reflected on that competition, I realized a very important truth. If I (as a Christian girl) wanted to grow up into a God-honoring, Christ-centered, eternally-minded woman, I needed to focus intently on the bullseye.

You see, God has given each and every one of the us the same bullseye. The Bible is our guide, light and target. It shows us exactly how God wants us to live and what our life goals should be.

Let’s imagine that the bullseye is the Bible and we are the archer. If we take our eyes off of the bullseye, we won’t hit the mark. We won’t know where God wants us to aim our arrows and we won’t know how He wants us to live.

My prayer is that each one of you will dig deep into God’s Word and study it in depth. God has clearly laid out His desires for you and your life in His word. Don’t flounder through life without knowing where you are going and what you are living for.

5 Books to Help You Understand the Bullseye Better

I want to share with you 5 books that have helped me tremendously in understanding God’s bullseye for my life. Each of these books have taken Biblical principles and broken them down into a simple and practical way. These books have helped me get my eyes on God’s bullseye and how I should live. In a nutshell, these books have helped to radically change my life.

I can’t recommend these books enough.

If you take the time to read and study them, I guarantee they will change your life and help you focus on God’s bullseye. I also want to give away one copy of Surrender: The Heart God Controls to one of you sweet girls.

To enter the giveaway competition simply leave a comment below with your answer to this question: “What do you believe should be the bullseye for your life?”  

5 Books That Will Radically Change Your Life

1. A Place of Quiet Rest: Finding Intimacy With God Through a Daily Devotional Life (Nancy Leigh Demoss)

This book is the bomb.com. Seriously, it’s amazing. If you struggle to have a good, powerful, life changing devotional time, this book is for you. It breaks down the meaning of personal devotions and explains why they are so important. It also gives tons of practical advice on how to have a solid devotional time.

I love how Nancy explains it in the book. She says, “The most important purpose of a daily devotional life is not so that we can check another task off our ‘to do’ list, but rather, that we might experience intimate union and communion with God.”

Amen!

2. Idols of the Heart: Learning to Long for God Alone (Elyse Fitzpatrick)

I had no idea just how flakey and self consumed my heart was until I read this book. It radically changed my perspective on…everything. It helped me view life from a Biblical lens instead of a Bethany lens. Please do yourself a massive favor and read this book.

“Idols aren’t just stone statues. No, idols are the thoughts, desires, longings, and expectations that we worship in place of the true God. Idols cause us to ignore the true God in search of what we think we need.” -Elyse Fitzpatrick

Yep, it’s a must read book!

3. Choosing Gratitude: Your Journey to Joy (Nancy Leigh Demoss)

Imagine trying to live life with blinders on. Yeah, not a good idea. When I read Choosing Gratitude, I honestly felt like my eyes were opened and I finally understood how to view life from a Godward perspective. I finally understood what true joy looked like and my life became filled with hope. I learned how to appreciate God’s goodness in every area of my life.

“I have learned that in every circumstance that comes my way, I can choose to respond in one of two ways: I can whine or I can worship! And I can’t worship without giving thanks. It just isn’t possible. When we choose the pathway of worship and giving thanks, especially in the midst of difficult circumstances, there is a fragrance, a radiance, that issues forth out of our lives to bless the Lord and others.” -Nancy Leigh Demoss

4. Living the Cross Centered Life: Keeping the Gospel the Main Thing (CJ Mahaney)

The gospel should be the most important thing in any and every Christian’s life. Without Jesus sacrifice on the cross and resurrection from the dead, we would all be doomed. We would be hopeless, pointless, lost and without purpose. Life would have no meaning and we would have literally no hope.

“If there’s anything in life that we should be passionate about, it’s the gospel. And I don’t mean passionate only about sharing it with others. I mean passionate in thinking about it, dwelling on it, rejoicing in it, allowing it to color the way we look at the world. Only one thing can be of first importance to each of us. And only the gospel ought to be.” -CJ Mahaney

5. Surrender: The Heart God Controls (Nancy Leigh Demoss)

Giving God full control of my life and heart is something I daily struggle with. My “self” constantly wants to take control and live the way it wants to live. Surrender showed me not only the value of having a heart controlled by God, but the absolute necessity of it. This book is where I read a quote from a missionary and quote has become my life’s prayer.

“Lord, I give up my own plans and purposes, all my own desires, hopes and ambitions, and I accept Thy will for my life. I give up myself, my life, my all, utterly to Thee, to be Thine Forever. I hand over to Thy keeping all of my friendships; all the people whom I love are to take second place in my heart. Fill me now and seal me with Thy Spirit. Work out Thy whole will in my life at any cost, for to me to live is Christ. Amen.” -Betty Scott Stam (Missionary to China)

That’s a Wrap

I could go on and on about those books, but I’ll leave it at that. Try to read at least some of these books and prepare to aim your life at God’s bullseye like you’ve never done before.

Oh, and don’t forgot to leave your comment below for your chance to win a copy of Surrender. “What do you believe should be the bullseye for your life?” Go!

P.S. We will announce the winner Monday.

5 Books That Will Radically Change Your Life

 

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  • I think the bulls eye of our lives should be heaven and bringing as many people possible there with us!!!

  • Jessica Elam

    The bulls eye of our lives should be to become Christ to the people around us. Transformed to His image so that they see Him in us! – Jessica Elam

  • Liz Wilde

    I think the bullseye of our lifes should be to be the person God created us to be. He made us so that we might give him all glory and point to him with all our lifes. So when people look at us they see that there is more… They have to see that there is still hope and that God can change us!
    -Liz Wilde

  • Hannah G.

    I love all the answers below me! Just to add to that, I think the bulleye should be Christ’s glory, not our own. If it embarrasses us – who cares?? We typically think more highly of ourselves than we should, so it’s *very* good for us to be humbled. In whatever situation we are in, we need to learn to point the glory to Christ, not ourselves.

  • Madeline French

    The bulls eye, or chief end, of our lives should be to bring glory to God and enjoy Him forever. His glory is the most important thing to strive for. When we are bringing glory to Him, we will enjoy Him for all eternity.

  • Halee

    Ultimate bullseye: complete and radical submission to God-no matter what the circumstances of consequences. Utter dedication to our creator!

  • stevie

    In the end the bull”s eye is to “glorify God and enjoy Him forever”, in every aspect of our lives.

  • April

    Keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, just as it says in Hebrews! Jesus is the bullseye.

  • Jen Lebo

    Wow! Just shared this post with the girls in our Young Life group. Might have to pick up ALL FIVE! As for archery, I know nothing about it, but have heard often the expression “Aim High” with respect to it- always aiming higher than your actual bull’s eye? And shouldn’t we all “aim high”- to the highest. LOVED this post (as always) and love these books. Thank you for sharing!!

  • Diana

    I think our bullseye is heaven. After all, as Christians that is our last stop. To reach the bullseye, we have to make sure we are doing good before God, obeying Gods laws, turning away from our sins, and putting full trust in Jesus alone. This way, we will meet our God in heaven, the bullseye.

  • Katie Gullett

    I believe the bullseye of our lives is Jesus. “For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.” Romans 11:36

  • Karissa

    I believe the bullseye is Jesus. I want my focus to be on Him to last day of my life.

  • AnneC

    Absolutely right on! Our bullseye should be Jesus and the Truth found in his Word! Yesterday I was reading Isaiah 30:15-16a and it says “This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel says: Only in returning to me and resting in me will you be saved. In quietness and confidence is your strength. But you would have none of it. You said no, we will get our help from Egypt.” In this verse God clearly reminds us of our target-returning to and trusting Him. But instead We like to focus on out “Egypt”, whatever thing (a relationship, food, work, our own ability etc.) that makes us feel secure. I’ve been asking the Lord to reveal my “Egypts” so that Christ alone will be my sole target.

  • Liz

    The bullseyes of my life is to love others more than myself, and above all, to love God with all my heart, soul and mind! That is the great commandment from Jesus! (Matthew 22:36-40) If I may add to that, true love for Jesus and others will be the kind of love that is “crucified with Christ” (Dead to self pleasures), and will actively and persistently share the good news of Christ with lost souls!

  • Jasmine Luna

    The bullseye for my life is to be fully surrendered to God & to choose to please the Lord Jesus Chrst above all things. Let nothing ever come before!

  • Moriah Mari

    My bullseye: To know Christ, to be known by him, to make him known.

  • Magali

    The bullseye for my life is to find rest in God’s promises and pursue the glory of his name in every thought, action, decision, and attitude.

  • Abigail Grace

    I think the bullseye of our lives should be heaven, and knowing through our tough times that everything will be okay when we put our trust in Jesus Christ.
    Abigail Grace

  • Meredith

    My bullseye: To learn contentment and trust in God through this painful season of life. To find joy again even in this. To find God’s purpose for my life now that all of my ambitions and dreams are put on hold, maybe for years to come.

  • Leanne

    My bullseye is to die to my selfish desires and let God’s will flow through me instead.

  • Elizabeth Williams

    I’ve never heard of this book you’re giving away, but it sounds great! I have read Choosing Gratitude, and want to read the others as well 🙂

    Okay, so to answer the question. I would say to honor and please God with all of my life. And that goes with a lot of things, and there are a lot of little things. But that is the main thing, the big picture 🙂

  • Andrea Donaldson

    Philippians 3: 7-14. To know Christ, to press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

    Thank you for the book reccomendations!

  • Jacey Faith

    My bullseye: Jesus Christ. He is the first love of my life and deserves all my attention and devotion. He has surrounded me with his love when I was falling apart. I struggle at keeping him first, but the Holy Spirit keeps me strong through every battle.

  • Olivia Scott

    I believe the bullseye of my life is total, complete surrender to God every single day and following Him and His will to the ends of the earth, if I have to. I have grown in this desire to have that immensely this year, especially within the last few months and I only want to continue growing. I have learned that He wants me to walk with Him as an “all in or not in at all” kind of person. Being lukewarm and being numb is now my greatest fear. Jesus is the only true treasure and He deserves nothing short of everything from me. I believe this with all my heart. <3

  • Heather

    The bull’s eye should be Christ. When our focus remains on Him everything else seems to fall in place.

  • Carissa DeLeon

    My bull’s eye should be seeking God’s will in my life today. If I seek His will today, I will always be in His will tomorrow. My aunt talks about taking ‘the next right step” Even when it seems like everything is going wrong, my God is big enough and He is always good.
    ~Carissa D.

  • Aurea

    The bullseye for my life should be to honor and glorify Go in everything thst I do.

  • Rajinie Sirikumara

    My bulls eye is the will of God. His word is like the arrow that hits it!

  • Abby

    Man oh man. You have some good books here. I know Nancy Lee Demoss personally and I am still in awe of her books. They always touch my soul. <3

  • Thaís Santos

    My bullseye should be a real relationship with God. Because when we are friends, close friends of God, He leads our lifes, our thoughts and our desires to Himself alone. And, that’s enough. We do not have to fight for things to happen in our life, or to manipulate anything for our own satisfaction. We learn to believe and trust in His plans for us.

  • Sharla G

    I believe my bulls eye for life should be loving God with all my heart, mind, soul and strength. I think everything else will fall into place, when that’s where I’m at.

  • Sophie Smith

    Ahh, these books look good! Totally want in on the giveaway! 🙂

  • Mandy

    Ultimately I want God to live His life through me! Me laying down my will, my wants, desires and dreams at His feet and saying “Here, this is yours, now do YOUR WILL…not mine!” and through Him living His life in me, I hope to reflect a True Woman of the Lord, full of grace, compassion, wisdom, love for the lost, a heart that belongs completely to the Lord, and someone who wants to run the race well until the finish line, when I get to see His glorious face!

  • Grace

    Loving God with all that I am and all that I ever will be, and being willing to submit and sacrifice myself to Him so that He can accomplish His work in me. Please Lord let it be so!

  • Maggie Fipps

    I believe the bullseye for any christian girl’s life is to Love God and to put him first in any and everything. I really hope that God can help me accomplish that goal. I think the song “take my life Lord’ describes this really well.

  • Madison

    Entering in the contest! “Surrender” sounds like a book that I really need to read right now. Thanks so much for doing the giveaway!

  • Autumn Lawler

    I believe the bullseye for my life should be God himself. If I keep my eyes and focus on Him, then He will continually conform me and make me more like Himself. This is something God has been working on with me lately. It’s amazing the difference between a worldly focus and a godly focus.

  • I believe that the thing I need to keep as my “bullseye” in life should be, trying to grow more and more like Christ every day.

  • Anonymous

    I believe the bullseye for my life should be to serve others around me in my city and other places that I go and honor Him with everything I do.

  • Kendra

    To live in a way that pleases the Lord, and to try to win other souls for Christ! I am guilty of losing focus of the true meaning of life, and seem to think that achieving a great job and becoming successful is the main purpose of life. If I kept my eye on the true bull’s eye, my life would be much, much better!

  • Dawn

    The bulls eye of my life is to love the Lord with all my heart and draw closer to him. (And keep getting back on track when I fail.)

    Great post! Thank you, Bethany!

  • Elaine

    The bullseye in my life has to be Christ, the Trinity, and the Word. I know how badly I crash when I let go of even just one of these. God is my Father, Jesus is my salvation, and the Holy Spirit is the work in my heart. It is the greatest desire of my heart to be as much like Christ and as close to the Lord as possible, and spreading the Gospel is a very, very close second. If I could just keep it that way and not let any other worldly things in, it would be truly awesome.

    Thanks so much for this post, it was just what I needed to read this morning!

  • Elisabeth

    Well,to put it should and sweet,God obviously.But I have a little trouble getting past the husband and family part.I would love to read this book because I admire Nancy Lee Demos greatly, and it might finally get my brain to a more heavily point of view then a husband point of view.If you get what I mean.Even if I don’t win, May God bless your contest,and may the person who needs it the most win.Love you girls!!

  • The bullseye for my life should be the glory of God. I must admit that I don’t always think this way, but it is my highest goal and I strive to make it the reason behind every decision I make!!

    Thanks for the book list!

  • Beth

    The bullseye of my life should be to glorify and honor God, but that can be hard to do moment by moment–that’s why a close relationship with and reliance on God become so vital. I have to constantly rely on the Holy Spirit to guide and direct me…not always the easiest choice, but I have found it to be the most fulfilling one. Thank you for your constant encouragement, and God bless!

  • Olivia Hopper

    I know the bullseye for my life should be God! When I put my focus on worldly things, my aim gets off and I don’t end like I planned to.

  • Daughter of the One True King.

    I believe my bullseye should be to place God and Jesus in the center of my every day life, in years from now He should be the center of my future marriage, and ultimately my heart. If God and Jesus are in the center of my life everything else will fall into place. If Christ is at the center of my heart His love will flow out of me and wash on to the people around me, family, friends, and even strangers. I want to witness to people through God’s love being evident in my life. We are all daughters of the One True King. I want to show it to the world.

  • Morgan Stepp

    The bullseye of my life is Jesus Christ and for Him to be glorified!
    Thank you for the book list it was really good.

  • Allison

    I so agree with the answers below! One of my favorite verses is Hebrews 12:1-“Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnaresus, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Our bulls-eye–that which our hearts and minds should be centered upon–is Jesus!

  • Emily

    I think the bullseye should be Jesus Christ!

  • Taylor

    I can struggle with this, and do struggle with it, all the time. In fact I do it every day! Everyday I struggle with putting the one and only thing God wants for me to aim at and put that in second place to what I want to aim at as a sinful, human being. When I begin my day with prayer and meditation on God my day tends to be oh so much more Christ centered.

    I believe the bullseye for my life should always be Jesus Christ, honoring His commandments, and sharing the good news (no matter how big or small), but I fall short of this daily. Daily. Instead I sometimes, because of my sinful nature, want the world’s honor and glory to e my bullseye. Please pray that I may keep God in the center of that bullseye!

  • Allie

    The bullseye should be Jesus Christ and living a life consecrated to Him!

  • Ugh. I needed to read this today! Often times I will neglect my quiet time because of other things. Of course, when I am exhausted in the evening I make time for some TV with my family. I recently started getting up earlier in the morning, just for this purpose. I love Proverbs 31, and one of my favorite verses says “she rises while it is still night and gives food to her household and portions to her maidens.” (vs 15) For a long time I have pulled the “stay up late, sleep in late” routine because I’m – well, I’m a college student and that’s what we do, right? (Wrong!) It has been a tremendously eye opening journey. I ENJOY getting up early now. But I still have days when I don’t… I could blame it on my medical problems or stress. But I know that’s not true. Reading this blog today reminded me that I need to stay focused. Keep my eye on the bullseye. Because when I neglect my quiet time with the Lord, studying the Word, praying, having a date with Jesus – waking up to Him and making Him my sole priority throughout the day! – my day goes ka-plunk. I get more stressed when I neglect my Bible. I get more grumpy when I don’t talk to God. You would think that knowing all of this would make the choice easier; but it is still a struggle. I am finding that I just need to make time – whenever I can – to be with Him. That was one thing I did when I was a child; I was homeschooled, and so whenever I had a break or time off (I usually finished before the boys), I would go upstairs and read my Bible or work through an “A Life of Faith” bible study. I miss that childlike faith. So now, that’s what I’m going to do. Instead of wasting time on Facebook, I’m gonna make an effort to be with my Savior. After all, a good relationship takes communication, right? (Right!)

    Thank you for this post! I am always encouraged and/or challenged by the posts here. Thank you for helping draw my attention back to the bullseye – Jesus and His Word!

  • Kristina

    Philippians 3:14 ~ “I press on towards the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” That’s our bull’s eye, the upward call, always up towards God and His glory.

  • Rachel

    Our bull’s eye should always be our Lord and Savior. We don’t know what He has in store for us, and we might not know what His plan for life is yet. So we can’t trust to have our bull’s eye on a certain goal, because that might not be the plan for us, and we can’t have our bull’s eye on what the world wants us to have it on, because then we’ll become selfcentred and definetly not headed the way we should be. That’s why Jesus is the perfect goal for us, and the Bible is our guide, or arrow which will lead us to Him.

  • Janet Alero

    I just want people to look at me and my life and see the goodness of God. Everything that God has done for me has been so amazing, so good. I just want other people to be abe to see that. I want everything I do to point back to my God and Savior. I want my life to be wrapped up, totally consumed in everything that He is. That would be a good life, becasue then Jesus would truly be the joy of my life.

  • Omle Uche

    For me, it’s the Bible

  • Isabella Jo

    My bullseye is to die to self every day. “For to live is Christ, but to die is gain.” (Philippians 1:21). I know to give up my self up everyday and to die to my fleshly desires will align my heart and soul with God’s plans for me. Plus, His light will be shining through my heart. That is just an amazing thought!

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  • Rachel R

    The bullseye of my life is Jesus. I aspire to become more like him each day, and I wish to grow closer to him more and more. I wish with all of my heart for others to be able to see his light through me. These are such good book recommendations, I’d never heard about these books until now! God Bless.

  • Holly

    Surrender sounds like the book for me:) I could use all of the godly advice i can get:)!!!

  • Alyssa

    The bullseye of my life would have to be accepting that Jesus has a plan for my life. Often times I forget that god is in control and whatever he does is only to build me up in him, not to tear me down. I’ve tried too many times to take control myself and I always fail and am left not feeling good enough which often leads me down paths of harm from which it is hard to recover. I need to completely focus on my savior and realize that he is amazing and in control. He’s never going to let me down. I just need to completely throw myself into his arms.

  • Allison Bontrager

    Yes!! These all look so good- thanks for the recommendations! Nancy’s “Lies Women Believe” was life changing for me.

  • Allison Bontrager

    Oh- And JESUS!! May he be our focus always.

  • Pâmela

    is always Jesus

  • Mariang Kalipay

    Hello GirlDefined!

    I believe that God should be the bullseye in my life. I am doing my best by God’s grace to glorify Him through the ministries I work in. Yet, though how much I get involved in wGod’s work does not guarantee that I am wholly focused to God. There are always external distractions that happen like relationships. More than about the external distractions, what’s more struggling are the internal distractions which are rooted in my heart and mind. I’ve been asking God’s help to realign my focus towards Him.

  • Katy Parker

    I want God to always be the bullseye of my life… Specifically for me to always be content and satisfied in him alone; and to never make anything else more important than spending time with Him.

  • Natasha Graber

    I think the bullseye of my life is to bring glory to God. Everything I do should bring glory and honor to his most precious name.

    Also, I want to bless you girls and thank you for how you are investing in our lives and allowing God to work through you. I love reading your blogs and always coming away encouraged. May God bless you all abundantly!!

  • Sydney Anderson

    I want to read this thanks for the chance

  • baylee vallo

    The bullseye of my life should be to become more more like Christ with each passing year. To be shaped more and more into His likeness. To love people like he would love them. To be set-apart.

  • Grace Minnick

    My bullseye should be growing closer to God every day. Because I may be the only Christian some see, and I want the world to see Jesus in me…so that they’ll know they need a savior to have the joy and peace I show.

  • Soophie Passah

    The bullseye is Holy Spirit lord. Our main goal in life is Jesus and in order to know him more we need the help of holy spirit to lead us and guide us into knowing jesus more intimately. So according to me my main focus ( bullseye) should be the holy spirit lord ..

  • Courtney Owens

    Thank you for your blog! It has truly changed my view on things, for the better. The bullseye for my life is to live like Jesus Christ. To have a passion and desire for Him. As well as to live boldly for Him. …May God continue to bless you and your family! Thank you

  • Karlie

    “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
    ‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭12:1-2‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  • Aunti Katiti

    I have read a lot of books, but non of these, they look great and I can’t wait to look them up and read them! 🙂 Thank you so much for this. I really am encouraged when I read y’all’s posts.
    Jesus, yes, I believe is THE bullseye. He is the only way, the truth and Life; we can’t do anything without Him…I can not do anything or be who I am today without Him.

  • Shanedra Smith

    I really need to check out some of these!!

  • Michaela

    Jesus is the bullseye of my life. Pleasing Him in everything I do and serving others. That is my aim but I know that inly with his help I will reach that goal.

  • Viktoria Wuketich

    The bullseye of my life should be to follow God’s purpose for my life. Five purposes of my life is to get to know God and love him, to love others and learn to love in church, to have a ministry, be a disciple and to win others for Christ. The essence of my life should be my relationship with Jesus and growing in my faith and in my character.

  • Paola C. Rosario

    I believe the bullsesye of my life should always be Jesus…because He is the way, the truth, the life. He leads me towards a close and intimate relationship with my Heavenly Father. What would I do without Him?

  • Lilian Pereira

    My bullseye is search for the glory of my All Mighty God, My purpose is to find in my life Through the bible how I can glorify my Lord in every single area of my life. My goal is to know Him more and more after all that’s what eternity is all about, to know the only and true God and Jesus Christ whom He have sent.

  • Sarah Ebersole

    My bullseye should always be Jesus Christ! Psalm 141:8 But my eyes are fixed on You, Sovereign Lord; in You I take refuge-

  • Merritt Robinson

    The bullseye of my life should be, and I want it to be, although I often fail, is to know God and make him known.

  • To glorify God with my life and to share the Gospel with everyone I can.

  • Korielle Smith

    No matter how I constantly failed to keep the the Word of God as my bulls-eye, He still keep saying try again, I still love you no matter what. You are my child and I am your shepherd.

  • Jesusfreak17

    The bullseye for life… Jesus. He is the foundation of everything. He’s the foundation of the Gospel, of our churches, of our fellowship. He’s who we’re meant to build the foundation of our lives on. Without Him, everything falls apart. Thinking about Him, what He did, how much He loves us and sharing that with others are the arrows and the bow with which we hit the bullseye.

    That book also sounds like exactly what I’ve been struggling with lately. I’ve been repeatedly saying “yes” to self and “maybe” or “no” to God and I feel pretty defeated. I hope to get it regardless of whether I win it through here or not.

  • Aviel

    I believe that the main focus of our lives should be the Gospel, and unashamedly proclaiming it to the world. That is really the most important thing. – Aviel. 🙂

  • Elisa

    I believe the bullsie for my life should be to be the best daughter that I can be to Christ and learn to take on day at a time learning to trust Him. That can be difficult sometimes. People may fail us, but God never will. I’ve been in a process of learning to surrender. My future after high school (still not figured out), my wants, my selfish ambitions, everything. The past two years I wouldn’t trade for anything. That’s when I chose Gods way over my own, and rededicated my life to Him. Laying it down is where I’m at right now. I’ve got six months until I graduate and I can wait for God to lead. He knows even when I don’t.

  • Sarah Shaw

    The bullseye for my life is glorifying God by loving others and making discipes while being a good steward of what He’s entrusted to me.

  • Hannah G.

    Who won? 😉

  • Doris

    The bullseye for my life is to let God use me fully and let Him live take complete control over all.

  • Mariam

    The bullseye for myself is to live is Christ and to die is gain.

  • Thanks so much to everyone who participated. I loved reading the comments and hearing what your bullseye for life is!! The winner of this book giveaway is Isabella Jo. We look forward to doing another giveaway in the near future!

  • Great list! I just read Choosing Gratitude and now I am working my way through the 30 day gratitude challenge in the back of the book. It was and is and amazing read! I have read A Place of Quiet Rest but should probably read it again soon! The others I will add to my list! Thank you for sharing 🙂
    Rebekah

  • Sydney

    Hi Bethany,
    I’m not sure if the contest is over….I couldn’t find the date anywhere. But I think the bulls eye-the goal for living is to have such a good relationship with Jesus that your light is radiantly shining, that you are showing other people who the ruler is in your life, and not to worry or be at all concerned about anything but God’s will for your life.
    Love,
    Sydney


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