#016 Seeing Yourself through the Eyes of God

Have you ever wondered what God/heaven thinks concerning you? During the silent moments of your journey to purpose it is tempting to doubt yourself, doubt what you heard, and doubt that your vision will come to fruition. During these times, God may not speak to you directly; however, He will speak through the others. As I reflect on experiences this past month, I realize the unexpected ways and the unlimited ability of God to assure and confirm His purpose and the good plans He has for our future. Continue reading

#015 Good News!

Announcements: I’m going to be changing the format of the blog. From now on, I will primarily post articles instead of podcasts. I will occasionally post a podcast, for example, if I am interviewing a guest. Also, I want to let you all know that I experienced some type of malfunction with my email subscriber database and I have not been able to recover emails. If you would like to continue to receive emails, you will need to subscribe again. I will receive an email that you have subscribed and I can build the database for you to receive an email when new articles have posted to the blog. Greetings and welcome to my blog. Thank you for visiting and if you find the content of value, I pray you will share the blog with your friends and family. You can click on the links (i.e. FB, Instagram, email, Twitter) to share.

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#014 Shifting for Purpose: I Moved!

Today, I’m back bringing you up to date on what’s been going on with me and why I was away for so long. If you follow the blog, you know that I have been on a journey to purpose and I’ve invited you along on my journey. Well, fasten your seat belt because today I’m talking about “Shifting for Purpose- I Moved”. Yes, that’s right! God has re-positioned me for purpose. Be sure to stay tuned next week as I discuss more of what God has been setting in motion in my life.
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#013 Journey to Purpose: Ordered Steps

I’m back! I know I have been away for quite some time now but if you will stay tuned over the next few weeks, I will fill you in on where I’ve been and what I’m doing now. It is going to be so exciting. I’m excited about what God is doing and I can’t wait to see what’s next. I sense a huge break is on the horizon for me and for you too. One of my goals today is to encourage my listeners that God is ordering our steps toward purpose. Sometimes we can endure difficult times and experience delays, rejections, denials, and silent treatments, which make us feel forgotten. Please know you are not forgotten and God will not disappoint. He may be quiet but I assure you he is up to something and it’s going to be grand. Continue reading

#011 Dubious Distraction of Offense

Greetings everyone. I pray you’ve received information of value from the segments about the distractions that derail purpose. If you will recall from Part 1 of our discussion on the Distraction of “Good Works”, we mentioned several types of distractions, including dubious distractions. “Dubious distractions” are distractions that come by way of a planned and assigned attack from the enemy, more specifically, offenses. Continue reading

#010 Distraction of “Good Works” Part 2

Greetings everyone. I hope you’ve had a chance to listen to Part 1 of our segment the Distraction of “Good Works”. This week we are continuing with Part 2. I pray last week’s topic was helpful or at least gave cause for consideration.

This week we are continuing our discussion as we look more specifically at the outcomes of performing “good works” oppose to the God-designed work for our lives. We will review learning from week one then unpack this concept of “good works further from the teachings of Paul. Continue reading

#009 Distraction of “Good Works” Part 1

Have you noticed any time you set a goal to accomplish a task or improve any area of your life that something or someone always seems to come along and deter you from that goal? In today’s podcast, We will discuss distractions we face on the journey toward purpose.

Sometimes distractions wear the mask of “good works”. Often the grind of day-to-day activities and responsibilities such as home, work, or school are a barrier to purpose. Continue reading

#008 Fit for Purpose

Are you fit for purpose? Are you prepared for the calling that is on Your life? Well, not to worry. Although God allows us to see bits and pieces regarding our destiny or calling, He never reveals the processes involved in arriving at the designated place. Sometimes processing can feel like you are “Jason and the Argonauts” and you have to past the 12 test of character to acquire the golden egg… or was it a golden fleece? I don’t really remember. You can think of any treasure hunt movie where the hero is trying to acquire an ancient artifact and there are sure to be some riddles, puzzling problems, test of character, and some dicey villain trying to derail you or prevent you from succeeding on your mission. This is certainly how we may feel sometimes on our journey to purpose. There are important reasons why God takes us through processing. In this week’s podcast we discuss the importance of going through and being a willing participant in the process.

 

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#007 Closed Doors and Grace for the Journey

Are you in a season of discovering purpose or discovering the next phase or purpose for your life? While on the journey for purpose we can face disappointments and experience emotional turmoil which often stems from closed doors. God gives us glimpses of our destiny but he never reveals the processes involved for the journey. The journey for purpose requires that we be steadfast in the midst of disappointments and emotional pain. Our minds filled with unending questions –when Lord when, what Lord what, how Lord how, and why Lord why, cause us angst.

We are required to be patient as God unfolds piece by piece our purpose and ultimate destiny. However, we can become so emotionally enthralled with the closed doors and lack of responses to our flurry of questions that we lose hope or belief in our destiny. We can’t grasp how any of what we’re going through is related to where we’re going to. It is a painful process but there is always grace on the journey.

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#006 The Root Cause of Comparison

Today I’m back with another purpose-related topic, “The Root Cause of Comparison”.  You will find this podcast categorized later under “Getting and Maintaining Focus”. In our search for purpose, we encounter numerous distractions. These distractions can be relationships or even our own insecurities. Comparison is one distraction that can detour us from purpose. At some point in our lives we have compared our looks, possessions, physical appearance, children, successes; not to mention our spiritual gifts and callings against that of others. I’ve engaged in comparison as it relates to my height. Those of you who know me, know that I am vertically challenged.

Regarding our God-given purpose, we engage in comparison and judge ourselves inadequate to carry out the call on our lives. While meditating on the concept of comparison, I needed to understand the root cause of comparison in order to effectively war against it with the Word.

In today’s podcast, I share two types of comparison though opposite in thought, share the same root cause, pride.

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