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Crafting Purpose Through The Power of Positive Speaking | GOF47

Crafting Purpose Through The Power of Positive Speaking | GOF47

Does positive speaking, the stuff we say, really have the power to shape our lives? On this episode of GOF, I’m joined by guest host Dr. Brian Russell to discuss the power of language in everyday life. Each day we must make a decision, whether or not to frame reality in a positive, healthy way. Think we are talking about the “power of positive thinking?” Try again! We approach healthy language as a way to identify and frame our life’s purpose.

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This Episode’s Topic: The Power of Positive Speaking

Starts at 27:56

To better understand why this issue matters, Brian and I relate several stories and examples taken from the events of our lives to discuss how they ultimately impacted our view of reality. In this section, we present futures studies as a way to understand our purpose. Three main ideas emerge from this discussion:

  • Future as expected
  • Future as preferred
  • Future as potential

Show Segments

Theology On The Street: St. Paul’s Exhortation To Rejoice

Starts at 6:04

In Paul’s prison epistle to the Philippians, he encourages the church to “Rejoice always, again I say rejoice.” Circumstantially, Paul had every reason to be depressed and sullen. He was in a Roman prison. Yet Paul understood that even though his current situation gave him every reason to be negative, he somehow could still think positively. What was Paul’s secret?

Smitty’s Tip of the Week: Jim Rohn

Starts at 23:52

There are many “life coaches” and “life gurus” who offer lots of advice on how to be successful. However, there is one that stands out above the rest, Jim Rohn. Two resources are mentioned in this episode:

Living An Exceptional Life available through Audible

The Art of Exceptional Living available through Amazon

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About The Author

Jonathan G. Smith

The Rev'd Dr. Jonathan G. Smith is the Senior Minister of Redeemer Church in Orlando, Founder of Grace Nation, and owner of Higher Purpose Coaching. His passion is to see people transformed by the Gospel, the liberating power of Jesus Christ.

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