#76: “But Not Like That”: Why We Resist God’s Plan

March 26, 2022

Why do we resist the plan of God for our lives? Many times we’ll say we haven’t heard clearly or we just don’t know what it is. But what if we do know, and we’re really just saying, “But not like that”?

In this episode of the Positioned to Prosper podcast I’m sharing a message that I recently shared at a REVIVE Woman Girls Night Out called, Vantage Point. Not all perspectives are the same. A vantage point is a higher, more comprehensive perspective, and it’s the sort of sight line that God has for our lives. What if we could get to where He is and see it from His perspective?

The good news is, We Can! But it’s a choice, and you’ll have to push past some subpar perspectives to get there. So, why is it that we don’t consistently choose to do this, choosing instead to stay married to lesser perspectives and strategies with lesser outcomes? That’s what we’re talking about in this week’s episode. If you’re ready to dig into what’s been keeping you stuck in subpar outcomes while saying to the Lord, “Yes, I need help, but not like that,” then I want you to grab your Bible, your journal and a pen, and . . . Let’s Go!

To join the 4-week pre-conference study called — The Tenacious Girl’s Guide to Breakthrough: A Map for Navigating the Journey of Audacious Faith with God, click here. Register for the 2022 REVIVE Woman Conference and you’ll receive the study as an upgrade on either an in-person or online ticket. We start April 18th, so get registered ASAP!

Scripture References Mentioned in This Episode:

John 3:16 —
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Isaiah 55:8-9 —
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.

Ephesians 2:6-10 —
…and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

Jeremiah 33:3 —
Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.

Jeremiah 6:16 —
This is what the LORD says: “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls. But you said, ‘We will not walk in it.’”

3 John 1:4 —
I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.

Links to Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

Are you ready to get intentional about the kind of faith that leads to breakthrough? In this 4-week, deep-dive study, I’ll be walking us through the book of Ruth as we explore the map of God that will help us to navigate the road to breakthrough as we engage in audacious faith. Here’s what’s included in your ticket price:

  • A comprehensive workbook with study notes, processing questions and a place to take notes;
  • A weekly live session with me via Zoom on Monday nights where we’ll dig into the material;
  • A private Facebook group where we will continue engaging with the material and each other;
  • Access to the 2022 REVIVE Woman Conference happening May 13 & 14

To sign up for the study simply purchase your REVIVE Woman Conference ticket (here) by April 18th. The 4-week breakthrough study is included in the price of both the in-person and online attendee tickets. If you are not in the Tampa area and do not wish to attend the Conference in person, select the online ticket. That means you’ll get the study + a 2 day, 3 session conference for just $29! Go, go, go! This is such an unbelievable deal.

Pre-Study on Breakthrough Leading into REVIVE Woman Conference 2022

Erica co-leads a local church alongside her husband, Doug, in Tampa, Florida called REVIVE Church of Tampa. You can visit the church’s website for more information about who we are, what we believe and how we show up as the Church in the heart of West Tampa and beyond.

REVIVE Church of Tampa

REVIVE Church of Tampa streams services live on Friday nights at 7pm ET and Sunday mornings at 11am ET. You can find those livestreams on our church Facebook page:

Live Services – Fridays at 7pm ET and Sundays at 11am ET

If you’re interested in joining the online campus of REVIVE Church of Tampa, you are welcome to join our community group on Facebook where we offer weekly discussion around the Friday and Sunday messages as well as discipleship Zoom groups and the opportunity to host others in your home as you stream services. You can find us here:

The ROCC: REVIVE Online Campus Community

About this podcast:

Positioned to Prosper is a weekly podcast that covers the ins and outs of what it means to live a lifestyle of breakthrough and victory in your relationships, health, finances and beyond. Your host, Erica Pyle, is no stranger to jumping without the proverbial parachute while maintaining a firm grip on godly wisdom. A self-described slayer of pragmatism and a “walk by faith” kind of girl, Erica is an unabashed believer in the power of God to radically transform lives. Front-footed in faith as she offers straight-up truth, strategies, and wisdom for living victoriously, and equipped with her love for the word of God, her certification as a holistic health coach, and years of experience in personal finance and taxation, Erica is ready to help you get positioned to prosper.

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