How much time and energy do you waste worrying about what other people are thinking about you?
Whether it’s something that someone says out loud, or something that you only think someone else is thinking about you, it’s vital to know how to handle these sorts of thoughts as they are presented to you. You can’t let them run on the hamster wheel of your mind unchecked, or you’ll wind up overwhelmed, hypervigilant and burned out all the time. That’s no way to live. So what’s the alternative?
On this episode of the Positioned to Prosper podcast we’re going to be talking about why it’s so vital to guard your heart with all diligence (which includes deciding rightly which thoughts you’ll allow yourself to meditate on), and I’ll be sharing three strategies you can implement starting today to reduce the amount of time you spend reacting to what other people think about you. We’ll also get into the difference between *reacting* and *responding* and I’ll show you how to respond in the situations where God calls you to do so — the way Jesus did.
So are you ready? This is a powerful episode with some very practical strategies. Grab your Bible, your journal and a pen, and . . . Let’s Go!
Grab Your FREE Declarations Worksheet: Want to grab the worksheet I mentioned in this episode where you can plan out and formalize your daily declarations? I’ve got one for you right here. Just head to ericapyle.com/declare and download your worksheet.
Weekly Bible Study with Erica: Want to jump into a weekly, online Bible Study with Erica? She’s leading a study of the book of Acts on Thursday evenings at 8pm ET via the REVIVE Woman Facebook page. Head to revivewoman.org/FB to visit and follow the page, and then join us on Thursdays as we dig into Acts. It’s time to get serious about studying the word, Sis. Let’s do it together!
Scripture References Mentioned in This Episode:
Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life.
You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts For I have not spoken on my own authority, but the Father who sent me has himself given me a commandment—what to say and what to speak.
So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of his own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing. For whatever the Father does, that the Son does likewise.
And Jesus answered him, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone.’”
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 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:
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:
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.