My Thoughts on Growing Up Ziglar
Julie Ziglar Norman has written a book filled with hope. Much of her life as filled with "doing life wrong" despite the fact that her father (Zig Ziglar) motivated many people to live positively. Julie's life was a track record of bad choices (alcohol abuse, promiscuity, abortion, and divorce) and shame was her constant companion. She knew the Lord as her Savior but felt that she was beyond helping. A lost cause, if you will.
For most of her life Julie's father told her that, "You have to be the right kind of person to succeed in life. You have to be before you can do. You have to do before you can have." For a long time she wondered exactly what he meant. What did it mean to be the "right person"? I wondered the same thing? Am I the "right person"??
The "right person" is someone who loves to help people in need without strings attached. Years ago a couple helped me when I was in a car accident. Not only did they stop their car, they also told me they saw everything and it "wasn't my fault". Then they gave me their car phone (the first people I had ever seen with a cell phone!) and had me call my parents. That was a HUGE blessing to me at 18 years old! They are an example of the "right" people and I will never forget what they did for me.
Julie's book is a story of forgiveness that would bless any person. Julie learned to forgive herself as she learned that God loved her despite her flaws. He forgave her and wanted her to do the same. Her life story is one that echoes many people's and will bring hope to many that have lost hope for the future. Julie strives to be the "right person" and guides us through stories and examples on how to do the same.
*I received a copy of this book from Litfuse in exchange for my honest opinion. No other compensation was received.*