In this video, Jimmy Evans of Tipping Point explains how to take every thought captive and live free from the effects of the lies that might otherwise cause you not to prosper in all things. Overcoming the deception that lives in your thought life is an important step on the journey of discovering, unlocking, and living your Godly destiny.
In this video, Kris Vallotton shares about our true identity as Sons of God. Kris expertly lays out the Scriptural case for why this is true, then shares, "The devil knows who you are, and God knows who you are... creation knows who you are, it's only YOU who don't know who the heck you are. What's the point? You rock, you just don't know it. The reason why you do miracles is because your Daddy is God. When you act like God, you are being yourself. You were born to torment the tormentor. You can always tell the size of a man by the size of the problem it takes to discourage him. You rock, and you didn't even do it to you"
Understanding your identity as a Son of God, as provided via the provision of Jesus Christ, is an important spiritual truth to grasp as you seek to discover, unlock and live your Godly destiny.
In this video, Daniel Amen shares about the importance of caring for our brains. He encourages making healthy lifestyle choices motivated by understanding how our brains function. Further he shares how brain imaging will change everything you do. These include:
Additionally, Dr. Amen shares how he has partnered with Rick Warren's Saddleback Church in Orange County to create community and small group approaches to making the kinds of lifestyle changes that will change brain health and as such unlock a better and more innovative life for Christians.
As we seek to discover, unlock and live our Godly destiny, our attitude toward our brain's health may prove to be mission critical.
In this video, Brian Tracy shares the importance of being a lifelong learner. He offers how disciplining yourself to study, read and seek learning is an important foundation stone of lifelong success, creativity and mastery in your chosen field.
The Bible says in 2 Timothy 2:15, "Carefully study to present thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth." (DRB) From both the encouragement of motivational speaker Brian Tracy and the words of the Apostle Paul, we can see that embracing a lifestyle of continuous learning is key for discovering, unlocking and living your Godly destiny.
Jim Buchan, Senior Staff Writer at Inspiration Ministries, shared this article on Linkedin. He pens, "What if I told you there’s ONE simple step you can take that would change EVERYTHING else in your life? I know, you probably would think I’m either crazy or getting ready to launch an infomercial.
But stay with me for a few minutes…
For many years, I’ve known that just about everything we need to know about God, people, or life can be gleaned from the first few chapters of Genesis. But I’ve recently come across a life-changing principle I had previously overlooked there.
Before I share this incredible principle from Genesis, let me point out an indisputable fact of life: Whatever you focus on will grow.
With this principle as a backdrop, we can see that it’s no accident God placed the Tree of Life in the very MIDDLE of the Garden of Eden (Genesis 2:9). This tree foreshadowed Jesus Himself, the life-giving one. To study this further, go to the Gospel of John and look at the numerous “life” references about Jesus: water of life, bread of life, resurrection and the life, etc.
And notice this: No matter how many interests and responsibilities you may have, there can be only one MIDDLE in your life. Everything else must take its place in relationship to that inner core of your being. And while Adam and Eve’s focus was on the tree God had placed on center stage, everything else was wonderful in their paradise.
As many Bible teachers have noted, when the serpent entered the picture in Genesis 3, he immediately called into question God’s love and truthfulness. But I had never noticed something else the serpent did: He succeeded in shifting Eve’s focus!
We see this in Genesis 3:3, when Eve tells the serpent, “God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’”
Do you see how profound this shift is? Eve is now focusing on an entirely different tree in the MIDDLE of her world—the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.
It seems from Genesis 2:9 that this second tree was very near the Tree of Life, so Eve wasn’t totally wrong in her statement. Yet the consequences of her shifted focus were catastrophic, not just for her and Adam, but ultimately for the entire human race.
Why does it matter which “tree” we focus on? Entire books have been written on this, but here’s the answer in a nutshell: The Tree of Life represents dependence on the Lord as our source, while the other tree represents reliance on our own senses to navigate life and determine right and wrong (e.g., see Proverbs 3:5-8).
So let’s get practical…
Proverbs 29:18 states, "When people do not accept divine guidance, they run wild. But whoever obeys the law is joyful." (NLT) From this Scripture we learn that prophetic vision helps us see the narrow path to our Godly purpose.
With that idea in mind, please kindly consider this Tedx Talk. In it Patti Dobrowolski teaches us how to move from our current state to our desired state. By using the power of the brain to visualize and understand pathways, any person can visualize their ultimate purpose, believe it, and act on it.
In fact, with steady focused attention, it is possible to use this technique to create an entire road map for walking out your Godly destiny.
In this short video, asapScience introduces us to how our brain processes information, and as such forms conclusions. From this information, you can see how perceptions form that may not be true but are simply a function of how our brains operate.
By knowing this, you will be better equipped to approach things in life with humility and greater compassion.
We pray that this information is one more tidbit of knowledge that will help you approach life with the sort of patience, kindness and understanding of yourself and others which unlocks your Godly destiny.
In this video, Kyle Idelman speaks with us about the difference between being a fan of Jesus and a follower of Jesus. What does it really mean to pick-up your cross and follow Jesus?
Kyle shares, "that a fan is: an enthusiastic admirer. In the Gospels, Jesus never seemed too interested in fans. Is that how you define your relationship with Him? An "enthusiastic admirer"? Close enough to Jesus to get the benefits but not so close to require sacrifice?
He was looking for followers. Not just any follower though, but a...COMPLETELY. COMMITTED. FOLLOWER. How would things change if you lived as Jesus lived, and loved the way He loved? Maybe you’re ready to join the hundreds of people who have stepped across a line and said: I AM NOT A FAN"
By committing yourself to truly following Jesus, you will find yourself ever closer to unlocking your Godly destiny.
In a moment of irony, Tom Asacker shares with us why learning something new does not generally translate into taking action which changes things for the better.
According to Ted, "Author and speaker Tom Asacker wondered why so many people watch TED talks and yet so few change their behaviors as a result. His answer? That only one of three elements of our irrational, but innately human, decision-making process truly makes for lasting change."
Tom's ideas will challenge you to think about your dreams and desires and hopefully act on them.
Spoiler alert - having your "identity" in Christ's destiny in you, as the dream and desire of your life's purpose, will make all your educational effort translate into positive action for change.
According to this Forbes interview, "Kaplan said, “Leadership is one of the most important aspects of our society, yet there is enormous disagreement and confusion about what leadership means, and whether it can really be learned. I argue that leadership qualities are not something you either have or you don’t. Leadership is about what you do, rather than who you are, and it starts with an ownership mind-set.”
Kaplan says, learning to lead involves three key elements:
“Leadership is accessible to each of us, but it requires a process of hard work, willingness to ask questions, and openness to learning,” he adds. “In the book I really try to demystify leadership and outline a specific regimen that will empower the reader to build his or her leadership skills. You need to ask yourself probing questions, and then take follow-up steps that will help you develop your skills, create new habits, and move toward reaching your unique leadership potential,” he concludes."
Robert Steven Kaplan- the former Vice Chair of Goldman Sachs, Harvard professor, venture philanthropist, and author.