LISTEN NOW! John and Pat discuss when bad things happen to good people and not to get discourage and give up because act II is coming; you are just in the first act. Galatians 6:7-8 “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. 8 Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.” They explained that whenever we face bad situations and trouble in our lives, it’s okay to search our hearts and asked God if this is a result of anything we have done. In other words, are we reaping a harvest of our actions and if so we can repent and ask God to forgive us. If not then we face the fact that God allowed it to happen in our life. Jesus said in John 16:33” I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” They continue to share several examples of those in the Bible who at face value endured bad things happening to them even though there didn’t seem to be a reason of their own doing as to why they were experiencing the bad things they went through. They encourage us to hold on when bad things happen and understand that we are just in the first act, that God is writing a story and that act II is coming and how the trial and trouble was not wasted in our lives.
Get outside of Self-Limiting ThoughtsJohn and Pat discuss the importance of getting outside of self-limiting thoughts. They discuss an 81 year old sprinter who jumped outside every thought that said he was too old to be a sprinter and compete in races. As a result he has won numerous medals and ribbons and serves as an example of what we can do when we get outside of self-limiting toxic thoughts. The Bible instructs us to take every thought captive and to make them obedient to Christ, 2 Corinthians 10:5. Every thought that is negative and toxic in nature will result in an action or inaction as a result of what we have been thinking. They challenge us to change our thoughts and we can change our world. Good thoughts will result in a good harvest in our lives. It is impossible to go in a direction that is different than your thoughts. Today make the decision to get outside of self-limiting thoughts and believe God for great things in faith.