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As a Christian, you have the power to be victorious although some days it may seem far off.
In this Fun Friday episode we walk through several highlights from this weeks “Meat” episode where Clarence Haynes unpacked his amazing book “The Pursuit of Victory”. Chris provides tips to help in your personal pursuit of victory regarding health, wealth and self.
Know that we're going to be in battles, but we will be victorious. It's not about our strength, but Christ's strength and the strength that He gives us, by the Holy Spirit of God. It's beautiful! Click To TweetChris Grainger
So guys, it has been an action packed week on Wednesday. We had Mr. Clarence Haynes, Jr. He came in, he unpacked his book, the pursuit of victory. We covered so much. We talked about the foundation. The mindset that we have to have as Christians, just the basic foundational core understanding of what it’s like to be a Christian.
And to know that we’re going to be in battles, we’re going to, we’re going to be in battles, but, but there’s a, but we can be victorious. It’s not battle our strength, but bash Christ, strength and strength, the strength that he gives us, the holy spirit of God is that discernment to direct. Is beautiful. So he did a wonderful job of talking about the foundation and he talked about preparation and he talked about, I thought the best part of what I remember the dry race versus the Sharpies, because guys, we think of our life and everything that we do did we done wrong?
It’s in a Sharpie and that’s not fair. The fact of the matter is it’s not a dry erase marker. God has wiped the slate clean. You don’t have to worry about it. The blood of Jesus has cleared it off and you don’t have to keep going back and saying, you know, I’ve done this, I’ve done this, I’ve done this. You need to repent turn away.
And know that you are forgetting. So that is a beautiful visualization to think about the dry race versus the Sharpie. So that was another area. Then the final area we talked about, we talked about a lot of actions, a lot of steps we can take as men to, to make sure that we’re on the path of victory to be victorious.
And he actually had an acronym. Imagine that the acronym lined up to their line with that, I said it was self sin, excuses, laziness, and fear. So how do you remove those areas from your life? And we really talked about excuses. Yeah, it is easy to make excuses. It’s easy to point the finger. I remember when you’re pointing what you got three fingers pointing back, right?
So you have to try to just own it, all the issue, correct. It said it move it forward. So guys go back and check out that Wednesday episode. It was, it was an amazing conversation with Mr. Haynes. He covered so much. So for the fun Friday, what we’re going to get into, I’ll give you some health tips, a wealth tip, and a self tip.
We’re going to be into a book of your bed jokes, all the fun stuff we’re going to do. So first of all, to have. I want you to identify how Satan is using one of those schemes to hold you back from, and that he’s holding you back from achieving your fitness goals, because I’m gonna tell you what you think there’s this.
There, here are some schemes to think about disruption, delay, deception, division, discouragement, disappointment, distraction, doubt. Now they all start with D but it just happens to be worse at worst at that way. But think about what are some of those what’s one suppose prevalent. Maybe it’s, maybe it is delay.
Maybe it’s delay working out. Maybe you, uh, you just are discouraged all the time because you’re not making any progress or you’re disappointed that you couldn’t get that lesson in that you want to get, or that you couldn’t get that last rep. Right. Maybe there’s distraction. Okay. There’s so many things that are better out there distracting us.
Well, maybe it’s just outright doubt. I don’t think I’m at a point in my life where I’ll ever be. No, I guess those are all tools that Satan is using. And you have to just deny that you need to pray for wisdom, turn around, turn away from it and get creative. You know? So if he, if you’re delaying start, if you’re distracted focus, if you doubt half of assurance, if you’re fun and disruptions take action, guys.
There are so many things you can do. To really move forward in your health journey, you had the power to be victorious it’s in your health. He had to start identifying those hurdles so you can dress them and overcome them. So there you go. There’s your health tip wealth tip prepare. He talked about preparing, so let’s repair budget with Sharpies and dry erase markers.
So we want to use both when it comes to actual budgeting. So what am I talking about here? You have fixed costs, gas. There are fixed costs. So those areas, you can write them down with a Sharpie. They’re going to, they’re going to be barely consistent. Okay. Your mortgage, right. If you haven’t have a car payment, you know, insurance, things like that, they’re, they’re pretty fixed cost.
Then you have your variable costs, right? Those are what you write down. What your what’s your shop with your dry erase marker. Because they could move around, you know, groceries may go up, go down. Miscellaneous may go up. But use it, you know, it had that thinking in your mind. So the main thing is to know your numbers at all times, you know, it doesn’t happen by accident, but at this dose, just that idea of Sharpies and dry erase markers being used for a budget, that’s something that we could really lean into right now and start applying to make, to make that process better, to give yourself some grace now from a self tip, take action.
There’s yourself. To remember an acronym, sin, excuses, laziness, and fear. To be the husband and fathers. You’re predestined to be, you need to recognize which one of these areas are impacting you the most. And then you’ve got to step in and correct to guys. Yes. Step yet, because this is a cell focus, but you don’t have to do it alone.
That’s the beauty of it. You don’t have to do it. The holy Spirit’s guiding your path. And when you have that guidance, you can hear and get that assurance that, okay, here’s what I’m supposed to be doing. You’re giving a guy a chance to speak, but here’s the thing you got to give them that chance. And then you need to be able to listen and actually take what he’s telling you and act upon it.
So there you go. There’s yourself tip. All right. Now the book of the week, big surprise here, the pursuit of victory, I will tell you what guys. Well, he sent me this book. I was like, you know what? This, this, this looks like it’s gonna be a fun read. It did not disappoint some amazing. I highly encourage you guys add this to your elaborate check out the show notes and for the link there, we’ll make sure you can get ways to connect with this book.
To add this to your library, support Mr. Hayes, I’ll tell you what, you will not be disappointed with this read based. Got a lot of good scripture in it. Some good areas that you can go unpack and really it’s going to help you in your walk. All right. Now, Viejo time that hasn’t been on Fridays, right? So dad joke.
Number one, the adjective for metal is metallic, but not so for art, which is ironic. So here you go. Yeah. Do another one to number one, number two, which is faster, hot or cold, hot, because you can catch a cold. So let’s see if it gets a chuckle. It may have to have the smaller kids that gets juggles. All of those that’s okay.
So the question of the week we’ve been talking about it all, we guess, what does victory look like to you? I really need to think about that. What does victory look like for you? You can be victorious. You have the power, you have the. Yes, you can do this. And let’s say what? Go back and listen to Mr. Haynes, everything he spoke about.
There’s so many areas there that he unpacked to show you the key to victory. Right? You have the powers of sin. Jesus is with you at all times. And you know who else is with you? Allow it, Dennis, we’re here for you. We want to support you. We want to be here. We want to build a community up. That’s going to help each other.
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Everything. You can be victorious, but what does victory look like for you think about that? That once you have that picture, now go leave your door is because remember in all these things, we overwhelmingly conquer through him who loved us now go out and unleash the lion within.
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A key area to consider is how Satan uses schemes to hold you back from achieving your goals. Take a look at items he deploys such as disruption, delay, deception, division, discouragement, disappointment, distraction and doubt. If any of those are a struggle for you personally hold your head high because you have the power to overwhelmingly conquer and come out victorious.
Be sure to try out the dad jokes this week and add to your personal library with a Clarence’s great book. Now go out and Victoriously Unleash the Lion Within!
Book of the week: The Pursuit of Victory, by Clarence Haynes
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