We truly live at the mercy of our ideas; this is never more true than when our ideas are about God"- David Willard.
What happens when those ideas are not about God and we are paralyzed by limiting beliefs? Do you have the right weapons? Or are you stepping into a ring to fight an enemy when we should be calling upon our Saving Grace.
2 Corinthians 10:4 We use God’s mighty weapons, not worldly weapons, to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and to destroy false arguments.
Forgiveness is not an option but a mandatory requirement to be a follower of Christ. We are called to forgive as the Lord forgave us. Harboring pain leads to bitterness and we can be fruitful and useful in the Kingdom of God without a healed heart.
In this show we will acknowledge pain for what it is and talk about 6 things that will help you to move forward.
Colossians 3:13 Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.
Failure is a given whether you are Christian or not. Sometimes as Christians we allow the fear of failure stop us in our tracks. The mature Christian knows that failure is not a smear but a learning opportunity and focuses on moving forward.
Find out how in 4 ways.
Romans 8 :37 No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.
When it comes to purpose, God never aligns things up perfectly. Start where you are. Are you spiritually lazy?
1 Samuel 17:40 He picked up five smooth stones from a stream and put them into his shepherd’s bag. Then, armed only with his shepherd’s staff and sling, he started across the valley to fight the Philistine.
People will define you based on where they met you. If you are not properly anchored, you'll begin to believe them. The fear of "not good enough"
2 Cor 3:5 It is not that we think we are qualified to do anything on our own. Our qualification comes from God.
How has the fear of "they" stopped you from walking in purpose?
So to pacify the crowd, Pilate released Barabbas to them. He ordered Jesus flogged with a lead-tipped whip, then turned him over to the Roman soldiers to be crucified. Mark 15:15
Introduction to Fear series
Acts 4:31 After this prayer, the meeting place shook, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit. Then they preached the word of God with boldness.
Conclusion of the Confidence Series.
Mathew 27:2 Then they bound him, led him away, and took him to Pilate, the Roman governor.
Part Two of the confidence series
Exodus: 4:12 Now go! I will be with you as you speak, and I will instruct you in what to say.”
Introduction of the Confidence Series
Difference between Confidence and Confident Expectations
Isaiah 48:6-7 You have heard my predictions and seen them fulfilled, but you refuse to admit it. Now I will tell you new things, secrets you have not yet heard.
They are brand new, not things from the past. So you cannot say, ‘We knew that all the time!’
We gotta pick a struggle. You either believe or you don't
1. Double Talk- We can't speak outta both sides of our mouth
2. Negative Talk
The more the catapult is stretched, the greater the stones' distance. Persevere during the stretch.
Joshua 1:9 This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
Romans 8:25 Waiting for what we do not see.
5 ways in which you can push through your obstacles.
2. Deliberate: Act without fear
3. Find a way to maintain your enthusiasm. Remember your why
4. Just one more time. No(s) are stepping stones. Try just one more time, that might just be the charm.
5. Be intentional in your thoughts. Quiet the voice of the resistance
But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint
Characteristics of Eagles that believers can emulate.
1. Hang with like minds
2. Laser Focused vision
3. Faces the storm head on
Waiting doesn't mean inactivity. It means working in total dependence on him
Jesus looked at them intently and said, “Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But not with God. Everything is possible with God.”
1.Own It: Embrace To Fight
2. Who Are You: Know You are more than a conqueror
3. Push Through Anyway: Mindset shift.
I Samuel 1 :18
“Oh, thank you, sir!” she exclaimed. Then she went back and began to eat again, and she was no longer sad.
We take a look at Hannah in admiration of her hope. Stay plugged into the Source of power(the Bible) helps keep us steadfast.
When fear comes answer the door with faith and hope.
"Only In the Darkness can you see the stars."
Being left in our dark can sometimes cause our attitudes to changes. We fight against our discomfort because we need to be in control at all times.
In this episode, we take a look at some prophets and their wilderness places. Moses, Job, Elijah & Jeremiah
2 Corinthians 4 8-10
'We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. 9 We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed. 10 Through suffering, our bodies continue to share in the death of Jesus so that the life of Jesus may also be seen in our bodies.'
In this episode of Anchor Talk we look at one of the most popular verses in the Bible. John 3:16. That verse is love in its purest most sacrificial form. How do we respond to that love? How are we supposed to respond to it? Through faith and hope. Belief and Trust.
He loves us and everything about us and our well being is His utmost concern. We can never go wrong putting our Hope in Him. Let His love provide the perfect anchor for your soul. Confident Expectations of a future fulfillment is guaranteed by His love.
I have been talking about starting a Podcast since the idea to write my first non fiction book took root. My book In the Dark: Confident Expectations for Today and Tommorrow is the bedrock for this podcast and my ministry.
The purpose journey of life is not a sprint but a marathon. During life's journey of purpose you are bound to be met with various obstacles. My passion is to champion you through the uncertainty, the discomfort, the pain and fear especially when you have no idea what God's end game is.
In this episode, you'll be able to listen to the story behind this theme, share in the story of the Bible's most prominent ship wreck and leave equipped with Anchor Scripture to keep you steady until we talk again.
I intended “Anchor Talk “to be an intimate conversation between you and me. A place where our vulnerabilities, insecurities and everlasting hope in God lay bare.
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