At 20 years old, Sadie Robertson has already starred with her family in a runaway hit TV show, “Duck Dynasty,” captured America’s heart competing on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” and released a bestselling book, “Live Original.” Her popular speaking engagements have grown out of that faith-based book, and now she is telling even more of her story in a new book, “Live Fearless: A Call to Power, Passion and Purpose.”
As she writes, Sadie pulls back the curtain on her amazingly full life to reveal her struggles with fear that might have kept her from stepping out and sharing the message God had for her to deliver. She lays out how she faced that fear through prayer and diving deep into studying the Bible. That faith journey has led Sadie on an incredible ride that looks a lot different than anything she’d imagined for herself.
God’s different plan for Sadie’s life has played out in her love life, too. In the book, Sadie opens up about the pain she felt following a breakup. She details some dark moments in early 2017 when she had to face the fact that God’s plan for her life wasn’t what she always thought it would be.
Sadie tells Rare Country, “I had this expectation. I wanted to get married young. My whole family, everybody got married at 18 and 19 to their high school sweetheart. That just didn’t happen for me. I put this expectation that that’s what it is. Then I get to 18, and I’m like, ‘Not only am I not getting married, I don’t even have a boyfriend right now.’ So, it’s not even anywhere near my future.”
Sadie goes on to share in “Live Fearless” how she sought God’s guidance for her life when it came to finding a mate. Learning to wait on God in the love department allowed her to not stress out about looking for a boyfriend. She knows that will all happen in God’s time, and she’s even included the prayer she prays for her future mate in the book. Sadie also has some good advice for girls looking for love.
She says, “Look for somebody who pursues you like you are a princess. Look for somebody who treats you like you’re a daughter, and then also look for somebody who makes you feel like a really special girl, but normal. That’s what I’m looking for. That’s not to say that they’re going to be perfect. You’re not going to be perfect. Your relationship’s not going to be perfect. Of course it comes with hardship, but it’s the way that they pursue you and treat you. I think, for me, it took coming out of relationships that didn’t look like that. And then not just being quick to jump back in and just be content and settle, or anything like that, but to really wait until it looks like that.”
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we are trying to belong to a world we were never called to belong to and that is why we feel less than worthy of the call God has put on us. Many of you feel worthless or have spoken that over yourself and that is a straight up LIE. It’s not that any one of you is worthless, but the reason sometimes i think we feel like is because we are participating in worthless and unproductive things of the world instead of stepping up to the call acting with integrity, moral courage, and Godly character THEN you will be walking in the destiny your life as a daughter and a son of a King has purposed to be. You feel like you haven’t found your purpose? Stop looking around… look within and start believing who you belong to and you will began to see yourself become the things that you were always called to step into. A person of confidence, of beauty, of inner peace, of abundant joy, of strength, of courage, and of freedom. You won’t find it from the world, but you will find it when you just believe that you belong (not to the world), but to a kingdom in which you will lack no good thing. “Do not participate in the worthless and unproductive deeds of darkness, but instead expose them [by exemplifying personal integrity, moral courage, and godly character];” EPHESIANS 5:11 AMP #livefearless @liveoriginal
These days, Sadie is so glad she took time to seek out what God had planned for her life instead of trying to live out the life she had imagined.
“It’s a lot different,” Sadie tells us, “and I think when I had that mind-set, I fought really running into what God had for me. All these things that I’m able to have now with the platform and the book and everything, I didn’t run into yet because, ‘Wait, I wanted to be married and I wanted to just live a normal life.’ I’m like, ‘But that’s not what God has for you, Sadie! So, just say yes to him because he’s going to take you so much further than you ever thought you could go.’ Praise God that he does, because, shoot, if I was sticking to my plan, I don’t even know what I would be doing right now.”
Sadie’s new book, “Live Fearless,” is on sale now. You can keep up with everything she’s doing by joining her three million-strong Instagram family and following Sadie at @legitsadierob.
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living Original & Fearless & loving the freedom! You can Live Original and Fearless too and find SO much freedom in it! You may feel insecure and afraid right now… don’t worry I did too! But when I found freedom through confident trust in God I decided to write a book to journey alongside of you the process I went through to live it💙 today Live Fearless is officially out! It’s currently #4 on amazon with some amazing reviews that have had me in tears! Thank you for every tweet, Instagram message, post, email, and review. This book is for you to encounter what true Freedom looks like walking in truth with a good Father. 🙌 – styled by @laneyredmon