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S2E32 - It is Worth the Wrestle
Episode 3228th November 2022 • Open Your Eyes with McKay Christensen • McKay Christensen
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In today’s episode, McKay talks about wrestling with weaknesses, how to overcome them, and why everyone is capable of doing so.  Opening up the podcast with two stories about wrestling, he talks about experiences fighting both literal and figurative bears.  And while most of us have yet to wrestle with a 400 lb grizzly, we do wrestle with daily struggles that make us feel like we’ve been punched in the gut.  That’s why McKay spends the majority of the episode talking about how to win that fight.

From learning the price of happiness and working from the outside in to focusing on who you stand with and having a healthy body, our host highlights all the ways you can commit to overcoming that weakness, whether it be physical, spiritual, or psychological.  It all stems from a willingness to seek out answers to the problems we want to solve– a willingness to find victories even in moments of weakness, in fact, especially in weakness.  So join McKay on this episode as he meditates deeply on how to win that daily wrestle and take your life back.  


The Finer Details of this Episode: 


  • Bear wrestling
  • Winning the wrestle with weakness
  • The price of happiness
  • Working from outside in 
  • Who you stand with
  • Having a healthy body
  • Spiritual and psychological well being
  • Paying attention to the wrestle
  • Committing to overcoming weakness


Quotes: 


“We all have wrestles in our life - with people, purpose, and ourselves from time to time. In some of those cases, you may feel like you are wrestling with a 400 pound bear who's tossing you wherever he wants to toss you.”

“The wrestle with life is hard, and it will sucker punch you in the gut. But it is beautiful and will give sunshine, rainbows, peace, and happiness, if you will pay the price for peace and happiness.”

“You haven't been to the store, your kids are being annoying, you have 10 things to do, and no time to do it. This is the time when your weaknesses manifest the most.”

“The cracked screen on our phone that remains unrepaired actually drains energy from us. So a clean and tidy environment does give us strength.”

“How you stand with people is a critically important part of winning your wrestle.”

“​​And I wonder if John Witherspoon's influence as the first president of Princeton University wasn't reaching down through the generations to inspire Reese to pursue her education. You see, who we stand with can and does make a difference in winning our wrestle in life.”

“By paying attention to our wrestle and seeking answers, we open ourselves up to the solutions that may come into our lives.”

“When anyone asks Jake about what it's like to lose his sight, he always answers that it wasn't what he lost that changed him; it's what he found.”


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https://www.mckaychristensen.org/ 



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