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Stop Waiting for Permission

Harness Your Gifts, Find Your Purpose, and Unleash Your Personal Genius

Stephen Chandler

About Stop Waiting for Permission

From the pastor of one of America’s fastest-growing churches, this bold, inspiring manifesto will show you how to dream, plan, and ultimately achieve your great calling in life.

“If you’re tired of hitting roadblocks and want to dig deep to achieve your God-given potential, today is the day.”—New York Times bestselling author Craig Groeschel, pastor of Life.Church

We each have a unique purpose in this life, one embedded within us by the Creator of the universe before time began.

Yet we rarely experience this greatness because the glory of God within us is still waiting to be uncovered. So we spend our lives running after the wrong goals. Eventually we burn out and stop believing that God has any bigger plans for us in light of our past failures and false starts.
However, Stephen Chandler believes God created everyone, including you, for greatness . . . and doesn’t want anything to get in the way of that destiny.

In Stop Waiting for Permission, you’ll discover the keys to unlock your unique calling and activate your innate, God-given strengths by

• identifying what’s holding you back
• discovering your unique genius
• maximizing your God-given greatness
• living in your purpose with perseverance


The time to act is now! Stop waiting for permission.

About Stephen Chandler

Stephen Chandler is the senior pastor of Union Church based in Maryland. Since 2011, Union has grown from a group of fifty to thousands of people in weekly attendance, with tens of thousands joining live online every week. Stephen’s obsession with people, systems, and culture resulted in Union Church being named the fastest-growing church in America by Outreach magazine. A sought-after international speaker, he is unapologetic about helping leaders maximize their God-given passion. Stephen’s true legacy is his wife, Zai, and their three beautiful children, Zoe, Roman, and Jade.

Product Details

224 pages | Published by WaterBrook

On Sale Date: Sep 27, 2022

Trim Size: 5-1/2 x 8-1/4

Carton Quantity: 12

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A bold and inspiring invitation to dream, plan, and ultimately overcome the obstacles blocking you from your greatest purpose in life—whatever it is!—from the pastor of one of America's fastest-growing churches. Pastor Stephen Chandler believes that each of us has a specific, life-giving purpose in this world. Sadly, many people never discover the unique genius that has been embedded within them by the Creator of the universe. But that doesn't have to be the case! Stop Waiting for Permission offers a four-step process to unlocking your unique calling and activating your innate, God-given strengths. Chandler provides the tools you need to:
  • Identify What Is Holding You Back
  • Discover Your Unique Genius
  • Maximize Your God-Given Greatness
  • Live In Your Purpose with Perseverance
Stop Waiting For Permission is a biblical boost of encouragement filled with original insights to help those seeking to scale the heights of their calling, map out the territory of their purpose, and discover their unique and personal area of genius.