The "invisible giants" are attacking your mind, trying to defeat you. You must learn how to kill the giant if you want to enjoy life!
Filled with inspiring stories, insights, and humor, Slaying Your Giants explains how to defeat 20 giants you will face in life. Includes a free Discussion Guide for group studies.
Learn to conquer: Fear, rejection, worry, depression, anger, unforgiveness, temptation, guilt, doubt, jealousy, and more.
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Rejection can be extremely painful, but many times God will use man’s rejection as His direction. Jesus told His disciples to shake the dust off their feet when they were rejected. “And whoever does not receive you, nor heed your words, as you go out of that house or that city, shake off the dust of your feet” (Matt. 10:14). That’s good advice. Shake off your rejection and look for new opportunities.
The first book that I wrote was rejected by fifteen different publishing companies. I shook off the rejection and kept knocking on doors. It was the sixteen company that bought my manuscript, which went into several printings and was translated into Korean. God closed 15 doors through those rejection letters to divert me to the right publisher.
God can do the same for you. You must see your rejection as a door that God shuts to protect you from making a mistake and to point you in a new direction. When Joseph was rejected by his brothers, he looked past their hateful actions and saw God’s hand at work. He was sold into slavery, but God promoted to the second-highest position in Egypt. If Joseph’s brothers hadn’t rejected him, his promotion would not have happened.
Even though you may feel abandoned by someone’s rejection, you need to look past the rejection and see God having a better plan for you. The Lord is so wise and powerful that He will use their rejection to get you to a better place where He can bless you. (Slaying Your Giants, Hendrickson Publishers, 2013, p.147)
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Monday, May 13, 2013
Second Corinthians 5:7 says, “For we walk by faith, not by sight.” Walking by faith might mean stepping into unfamiliar territory, doing something that you’ve never done before. To break out of your comfort zone, you must take a step of faith through the fear barrier that keeps you from moving forward.
In the comedy movie What About Bob?, Bill Murray plays a man who is afraid of everything. He works up the courage to go to a psychiatrist, who tells him that the answer to his problem is to take baby steps. Bill asks, “What are baby steps?”
The psychiatrist explains, “It means setting small reasonable goals for yourself, one tiny step at a time. For instance, when you leave this office, don’t think about everything you have to do to get out of the building, just think about what you must do to get out of the room. And when you get to the hall, deal with the hall, and so on. Do you see?”
Bill Murray says, “Baby steps!” As he leaves, he takes six-inch steps as he’s repeating to himself, “Baby steps . . . baby steps through the office . . . baby steps out the door . . .”
What is keeping you inside your comfort zone? To walk by faith, you must first take a step of faith. It doesn’t have to be a huge step. It can be a baby step—but just do it by faith, trusting God to lead you down the right path.(Slaying Your Giants, Hendrickson Publishers, 2013, p. 89)