#99: Being vs Doing: The Power of Knowing Who You Were Made to Be

September 9, 2022

You know we’re human BEINGS, not human DOINGS, right?

So, why do you think it is that we spend so much of our life focused on the tasks? Focused on the to-do lists, the what to do NOW, the what to do NEXT questions? I believe it has to do with our innate desire to be as “in control” as we can be at every single moment. Honestly, I think we’re hanging on WAY too tight most days. Would you agree?

What if there was another way to get to where you really want to go in life — walking fully in the promises God has spoken over you? What if the strategy of just trying to check all the boxes and do it as perfectly as possible was NEVER meant to be the way? Spoiler Alert: It never was.

Here’s the truth: When you spend time with God to HEAR what He says about you and WHO He made you to be, when you take time each day to MEDITATE on the things you’ve heard from Him, and when you make a habit of DECLARING your identity over yourself on a regular basis and sharing it with others, you will KNOW your next best step in life. You will know, innately, how to walk out the journey of your life in such a way that you will feel fulfilled, and you will reach your destiny while God is glorified.

Sounds amazing, right? Then come have a listen as I share the four steps of getting to this place of prioritizing being over doing, my friend. Grab your Bible, your journal and a pen, and . . . Let’s Go!

The Four Questions pdf: Want to grab ahold of the worksheet I mentioned in this episode that lists The Four Questions you can ask God when you want to sit down with Him to hear what He has to say about your identity and how He made you? Go here to grab it and I’ll send it right to your inbox.

The Declarations Worksheet: Originally designed to go with Episode 87: Stop Reacting to What People Think About You, this worksheet will help you to craft three declarations you can speak over yourself every morning to remind you of who God made you to be. Click here to grab your copy of the worksheet. BONUS: Go listen to Episode 87 as you prepare to craft your declarations.

Scripture References Mentioned in This Episode:

Psalm 139:15-16
My frame was not hidden from you,
when I was being made in secret,
intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed substance;
in your book were written, every one of them,
the days that were formed for me,
when as yet there was none of them.

John 10:14-16 NKJV
I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own. As the Father knows Me, even so I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep. And other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they will hear My voice; and there will be one flock and one shepherd.

Isaiah 30:20-21
And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, yet your Teacher will not hide himself anymore, but your eyes shall see your Teacher. And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left.

Proverbs 22:6
Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.

Joshua 1:8-9
This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

1 Corinthians 1:1
Paul, called by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus…

2 Timothy 1:1
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God according to the promise of the life that is in Christ Jesus…

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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