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WoW 119: On how to achieve victory
Episode 297th February 2024 • Words of Wisdom • Josh Kalsbeek, LMFT
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In this episode, the path to victory over personal struggles is explored with a focus on surrendering control to God. Taking time each morning to reflect and surrender uncertainties and fears can lead to a more peaceful existence. It also emphasizes on waiting and resting, and suggests that true courage often involves patient waiting and listening. The episode ends with some introspective questions intended to guide personal reflection and prayers.

00:00 Introduction to Achieving Victory

00:18 Understanding Your Struggles

00:38 The Power of Surrender

01:04 The Role of Courage and Patience

01:46 Inspirational Quotes and Verses

02:55 Reflective Questions for Personal Growth

03:14 Conclusion: The Path to Peace

About Josh Kalsbeek, LMFT

As a Psychoherapist I help people overcome their greatest struggles.

•Founder and CEO of Great Oaks Collective, and it's flagship program Overcome, a 10-Week virtual Intensive Outpatient Program for Christian couples experiencing sexual betrayal and addiction.  www.greatoakscollective.com

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Words of wisdom one 19 on how to achieve victory.

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Victory starts with surrender.

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Do you want victory over

your greatest struggle?

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Do some days feel like you're out of

control, with victory just out of reach?

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Consider the thing that feels

like you're Achille's heel,

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always waiting to take you down.

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Maybe you're longing for

a loved one to change.

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Maybe you feel stuck in a job or

a situation that feels impossible.

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Maybe you're fighting an addiction.

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Whatever your struggle,

surrender it to God.

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The only way to victory

is peaceful, surrender.

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Learn each morning to get quiet

and surrender the day to the Lord.

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Take it easy and rest.

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Identify any fears or uncertainty

and recognize that the outcomes

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are in God's hands, not yours,

and let go of taking control.

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Sometimes God is inviting you to

take courageous action, but so often

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courage looks like waiting, resting.

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Listening.

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Being willing to do whatever

God has for you while you wait.

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Open your heart to whatever the Lord

might say to you and trust your will and

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your life and your loved ones to God.

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The surest path to victory in the war for

your soul is to surrender to the mighty

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one who has all power wherever you are.

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Whatever you're facing,

surrender to him today.

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Quotes, we do not receive wisdom.

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We must discover it for ourselves after

a journey through the wilderness, which

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no one can make for us, which no one

can spare us by Marcel Proust in his

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novel, Remembrance of Things Past.

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I will bless the Lord at all times.

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His praise shall

continually be in my mouth.

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My soul makes its boast in the Lord.

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Let the humble hear and be glad.

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Oh, magnify the Lord with me and

let us exalt his name together.

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I sought the Lord and he answered me

and delivered me from all my fears.

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Look to him and be radiant so

your faces shall never be ashamed.

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This poor soul cried and was heard

by the Lord and was saved from every

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trouble by King David in Psalm 34

verses one through six questions.

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What do you need to

surrender to God today?

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Will you wait for him to

do what only he can do?

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Will you honor God, come what may?

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Use these questions as a journal prompt

and to guide your prayers this week.

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And note, learn to live the surrendered

life of the flourishing way of love.

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It's the only way to peace.

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Live wisely, Josh.

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