Episode: Ditch The Drama
Guest Name: Ginny Priz
Credentials: Certified Professional Christian Life Coach (through New Life Coach Inc.) and SCORRE Certified speaker.
Business/Organization: Serenity Journey Ministries
Why is this show interesting and why are we talking about it now?
My book released for purchase on Amazon and my website ditchthedrama.net on Sept. 6th earlier this week!
How does your story relate to the viewer?
No matter what challenges we are faced with, there is peace that God makes available to us.
I was at total peace growing up because of my arm because “He made me this way.” I trusted Him with my body, but not with my path or people.
I had made this identity for myself as the “good girl.” I was on a hamster wheel, constantly working to be good enough and never quite making it enough to please everyone. My life was confusion and chaos.
When I received a DUI in 2011 just after I moved to Nashville, it came crashing down. I didn’t have any solid ground. I didn’t see any future. I had no friends or family around me (they were 850 miles away!).
I had to lean on God to rebuild my identity. My value and sense of self.
I had been so codependent to that point and had no idea what codependency was. When I recognized it as something I could change, that’s when I got off my duff and started working. I applied the Serenity Prayer to every facet of my life. It gave me the FREEDOM to be me and accept me and accept others and not be under their judgement anymore.
Summary of message to audience (key points):
With God, all things are possible.
We can access His peace in the midst of the chaos of this world.
Anyone in a hopeless hole needs to know this is not the end of the story. Relationships don’t have to be so hard. There is so much life and joy even after all the shameful things that we have done or that were done to us.
The Serenity Prayer got me out of that hole. It repaired my relationships. It repaired my view of who I was in Christ. It gave me peace. It gave me confidence. It gave me freedom from the world’s standards.
What are some questions that should be asked to highlight the strength of your topic?
What is drama? And can we ever really be free of it?
What is codependency? And why is it a problem?
What makes the Serenity Prayer so powerful?
3-5 Fuel Points (ex. Three basic steps to take in a traffic emergency):
Come out of Drama we need Trust!:
- Trust Who God is
- Trust He made us perfectly
- Trust Him with the people around us
- Trust Him with our future (His will!)