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Elements of Arrogance & Pride Weekly Devotional Vol. 6

Hello, Person of Purpose!

This week Our Given Purpose®, the ministry held exclusive mentoring sessions via the podcast. It was a pleasure to write, research, and plan content with our Lord and Savior. With an open Bible sitting on my desk, I asked God to guide me. I am grateful to be anchored in our Lord and trust in Him to keep me focused on the present and not hindered by the past. First impressions are lasting, there are few people who will endure the opinionated and often false perceptions we have. I am praying for all of us to seek God before entering into relationships that will damage our spirits and view of His people. Keep being aware of the devices of the enemy. Do not allow the adversary to kill, to steal, or to destroy that which God planted for your good. The lessons have blessings.

~Torrie


Weekly Devotional

PDF for download and PNG for mobile devices: Elements of Arrogance and Pride Lesson Six Week Six, PDF

Elements of Arrogance & Pride Lesson Six Week Six

 

 


On Tuesday, January 7, 2020, Our Given Purpose, the Podcast we began the course of identifying our major emotional blocks.  We start with anger and work our way through arrogance, pride, and fear. Each of these extreme emotions breeds and molds our character.  

This year my prayer is that we will all pause before we speak or react. In doing so, we become doers of the Word and not just hearers of it. James 1:19-21 is the foundation of this first 12 -week session


In Case You Missed It! Week 6 of 12 Week Arrogance & Pride Session

Our Given Purpose the Podcast, S4E11 ‘Daily Steps Towards Intentional Planning, the Podcast


 

Season 4 Episode 6  Talking on Purpose with Torrie, The Internet Show  aired on Wednesday,  June 3, 2020, @4pm EST

YouTube Channel |IGTV  |  Facebook Watch 

AND

Available on AnchorFM


 

Our Given Purpose The Podcast S4E12: Righteous Commitment or Committed to Sin the Podcast

A great conversation starter!

 

Up Next:

Plan your week on purpose!

#purposeonthego

Are you following our Facebook business page? Join me Sunday evening so we can plan together! We heard you and we have taken action! The weekly news and devotional have joined forces! Please share this with your friends. Get ready to continue your work as we learn more about ourselves from God’s point of view. 

 


Our Given Purpose® the Ministry

Our Given Purpose® Welcome new subscribers to the Purposeful family! I am so glad you have added us to your day! If you are enjoying this content please share this website with a friend. Subscriptions to this website are completely free and you won’t miss anything. I could not do this without your support. Thank you for sharing via your social media platforms and spreading the word of this ministry.   

⇒Links to Pandora, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts Spotify, Stitcher, Radio Public, Tune In, and iHeart Radio, can be found on the Home Page or simply type in Our Given Purpose in the search box of your favorite music/podcasting app.

Link to Our Given Purpose YouTube Channel

⇒Also Follow @ourgivenpurpose to join Facebook the group page.  Instagram for daily scripture, original photography, connections, and conversations. Pin us on Pinterest! Follow the feature page on Instagram @collective_purposeto see what others are doing. Use #ourgivenpurpose and #collective_purpose to let us know how you’re walking in your purpose.

Thank you for your continued prayers and support. ~Torrie

torrie@ourgivenpurpose.com

 


 

© Torrie Slaughter, LLC, Torrie Slaughter Photography, and Our Given Purpose ®, 2019. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Torrie Slaughter, LLC, Torrie Slaughter Photography, and Our Given Purpose® with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Elements of Arrogance & Pride the Weekly Devotional

Hello, Person of Purpose!

This week Our Given Purpose®, the ministry held exclusive mentoring sessions via the podcast. It was a pleasure to write, research, and plan content with our Lord and Savior. With an open Bible sitting on my desk, I asked God to guide me. I envisioned a bridge—one side on fire, the other seated near the water. As I pondered this picture, I thought about my current relationships. I recalled feeling like I had nowhere to go. The knowledge of either burning up or drowning was terrifying. So I stood squarely in the middle unmoved, comfortable, and stagnant.

1 Peter 1:7 reads: “So that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.”
John 4:14 “But whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”

Incredible! No matter which direction I had a choice to be transformed, renewed, polished, and stretched by our Lord. This week was a test. I had several failures and thought I was failing. But God’s grace! With prayer, my work was completed; the defeated attitude I held was reversed. Removing the toxic implements from my circle and daily activities is helping me build a different bridge. One that others will not fear to cross or walk alongside. I am changing my perspective to follow Christ’s command to love.

 

~Torrie


Weekly Devotional

PDF for download and PNG for mobile devices: S5 W5 Arrogance and Pride Lesson five Week five

Elements of Arrogance & Pride Lesson five Week five PDF

 

 


On Tuesday, January 7, 2020, Our Given Purpose, the Podcast we began the course of identifying our major emotional blocks.  We start with anger and work our way through arrogance, pride, and fear. Each of these extreme emotions breeds and molds our character.  

This year my prayer is that we will all pause before we speak or react. In doing so, we become doers of the Word and not just hearers of it. James 1:19-21 is the foundation of this first 12 -week session


In Case You Missed It! Week 5 of 12 Week Arrogance & Pride Session

Our Given Purpose the Podcast, S4E9 ‘Defining Present Moment Awareness, the Podcast


 

Season 4 Episode 5  Talking on Purpose with Torrie, The Internet Show  aired on Wednesday,  June 3, 2020, @4pm EST

YouTube Channel |IGTV  |  Facebook Watch 

AND

Available on AnchorFM


 

Our Given Purpose The Podcast S4E10: Don’t Build a Bridge, Burn It!, the Podcast

A great conversation starter!

 

Up Next:

Plan your week on purpose!

#purposeonthego

Are you following our Facebook business page? Join me Sunday evening so we can plan together! We heard you and we have taken action! The weekly news and devotional have joined forces! Please share this with your friends. Get ready to continue your work as we learn more about ourselves from God’s point of view. 

 


Our Given Purpose® the Ministry

Our Given Purpose® Welcome new subscribers to the Purposeful family! I am so glad you have added us to your day! If you are enjoying this content please share this website with a friend. Subscriptions to this website are completely free and you won’t miss anything. I could not do this without your support. Thank you for sharing via your social media platforms and spreading the word of this ministry.   

⇒Links to Pandora, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts Spotify, Stitcher, Radio Public, Tune In, and iHeart Radio, can be found on the Home Page or simply type in Our Given Purpose in the search box of your favorite music/podcasting app.

Link to Our Given Purpose YouTube Channel

⇒Also Follow @ourgivenpurpose to join Facebook the group page.  Instagram for daily scripture, original photography, connections, and conversations. Pin us on Pinterest! Follow the feature page on Instagram @collective_purposeto see what others are doing. Use #ourgivenpurpose and #collective_purpose to let us know how you’re walking in your purpose.

Thank you for your continued prayers and support. ~Torrie

torrie@ourgivenpurpose.com

 


 

© Torrie Slaughter, LLC, Torrie Slaughter Photography, and Our Given Purpose ®, 2019. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Torrie Slaughter, LLC, Torrie Slaughter Photography, and Our Given Purpose® with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Elements of Arrogance & Pride Weekly Devotional and News Vol 4.

Hello, Person of Purpose!

This week we aired our third interview of season 4, D. Prest. ON! an interview with Derek Preston. Derek is a spoken word artist with a story of emotional struggle. He vulnerably shared his formative years’ experience. The lack of acceptance forced created an introspection that led to his purpose of leaving a legacy. He has the heart to help young boys navigate their uniqueness and embrace who they are. 

Thursday, Our Given Purpose® aired responses to the question: How has COVID19 impacted your life? Each person was able to send me their audio recording, and the collection of voices is what I presented. I love how awesome God is! He uses everything and everyone to lead us. While we may think we are charting our own course, His divine power is orchestrating everything for His good. 

~Torrie


Weekly Devotional

PDF for download and PNG for mobile devices:

Elements of Arrogance & Pride Lesson four Week four PDF

 

 


On Tuesday, January 7, 2020, Our Given Purpose, the Podcast we began the course of identifying our major emotional blocks.  We start with anger and work our way through arrogance, pride, and fear. Each of these extreme emotions breeds and molds our character.  

This year my prayer is that we will all pause before we speak or react. In doing so, we become doers of the Word and not just hearers of it. James 1:19-21 is the foundation of this first 12 -week session


In Case You Missed It! Week 4 of 12 Week Arrogance & Pride Session

Our Given Purpose the Podcast, S4E7 ‘D. Prest. On! an Interview with Derek Preston


 

Season 4 Episode 4  Talking on Purpose with Torrie, The Internet Show  aired on Wednesday,  May 27, 2020, @Noon EST

YouTube Channel |IGTV  |  Facebook Watch 

AND

Available on AnchorFM


 

Our Given Purpose The Podcast S4E8: Present Moment Awareness: How COVID19 Impacted My Life

A great conversation starter!

 

Up Next:

Plan your week on purpose!

#purposeonthego

Are you following our Facebook business page? Join me Sunday evening so we can plan together! We heard you and we have taken action! The weekly news and devotional have joined forces! Please share this with your friends. Get ready to continue your work as we learn more about ourselves from God’s point of view. 

 


Our Given Purpose® the Ministry

Our Given Purpose® Welcome new subscribers to the Purposeful family! I am so glad you have added us to your day! If you are enjoying this content please share this website with a friend. Subscriptions to this website are completely free and you won’t miss anything. I could not do this without your support. Thank you for sharing via your social media platforms and spreading the word of this ministry.   

⇒Links to Pandora, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts Spotify, Stitcher, Radio Public, Tune In, and iHeart Radio, can be found on the Home Page or simply type in Our Given Purpose in the search box of your favorite music/podcasting app.

Link to Our Given Purpose YouTube Channel

⇒Also Follow @ourgivenpurpose to join Facebook the group page.  Instagram for daily scripture, original photography, connections, and conversations. Pin us on Pinterest! Follow the feature page on Instagram @collective_purposeto see what others are doing. Use #ourgivenpurpose and #collective_purpose to let us know how you’re walking in your purpose.

Thank you for your continued prayers and support. ~Torrie

torrie@ourgivenpurpose.com

 


 

© Torrie Slaughter, LLC, Torrie Slaughter Photography, and Our Given Purpose ®, 2019. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Torrie Slaughter, LLC, Torrie Slaughter Photography, and Our Given Purpose® with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

🗞 Elements of Arrogance & Pride the Devotional and Weekly News

Hello, Person of Purpose!

This week we aired our second interview of season 4, Overcoming By Grace, which was a conversation with Elizabeth Owusu, Founder of Gracefully Broken. I believe in God’s therapeutic love for healing and this conversation served as a reminder of His compassion for us. Thank you for continuing your work and sharing this content with your circles.  

~Torrie


Weekly Devotional

PDF for download and PNG for mobile devices:

Elements of Arrogance and Pride Lesson Three Week Three PDF.


On Tuesday, January 7, 2020, Our Given Purpose, the Podcast we began the course of identifying our major emotional blocks.  We start with anger and work our way through arrogance, pride, and fear. Each of these extreme emotions breeds and molds our character.  

This year my prayer is that we will all pause before we speak or react. In doing so, we become doers of the Word and not just hearers of it. James 1:19-21 is the foundation of this first 12 -week session


In Case You Missed It! Week 3 of 12 Week Arrogance & Pride Session

Our Given Purpose the Podcast, S4E6 ‘Overcoming By Grace a Podcast Interview with Elizabeth Owusu


 

Season 4 Episode 3  Talking on Purpose with Torrie, The Internet Show  aired on Wednesday,  May 20, 2020 @Noon EST

With a special announcement!!

YouTube Channel |IGTV  |  Facebook Watch 

 

Our Given Purpose The Podcast S4E4: Put Me In Coach! The Danger of Unawareness The Podcast

A great episode to share with your teens!

 

Up Next:

Plan your week on purpose!

#stayhome #alonetogether 

We heard you and we have taken action! The weekly news and devotional have joined forces! Please share this with your friends. Get ready to continue your work as we learn more about ourselves from God’s point of view. 

 


Our Given Purpose® the Ministry

Our Given Purpose® Welcome new subscribers to the Purposeful family! I am so glad you have added us to your day! If you are enjoying this content please share this website with a friend. Subscriptions to this website are completely free and you won’t miss anything. I could not do this without your support. Thank you for sharing via your social media platforms and spreading the word of this ministry.   

⇒Links to Pandora, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts Spotify, Stitcher, Radio Public, Tune In, and iHeart Radio, can be found on the Home Page or simply type in Our Given Purpose in the search box of your favorite music/podcasting app.

Link to Our Given Purpose YouTube Channel

⇒Also Follow @ourgivenpurpose to join Facebook the group page.  Instagram for daily scripture, original photography, connections, and conversations. Pin us on Pinterest! Follow the feature page on Instagram @collective_purposeto see what others are doing. Use #ourgivenpurpose and #collective_purpose to let us know how you’re walking in your purpose.

Thank you for your continued prayers and support. ~Torrie

torrie@ourgivenpurpose.com

 


 

© Torrie Slaughter, LLC, Torrie Slaughter Photography, and Our Given Purpose ®, 2019. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Torrie Slaughter, LLC, Torrie Slaughter Photography, and Our Given Purpose® with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

🗞Elements of Arrogance & Pride, Weekly Devotional and News Vol 2

Hello, Person of Purpose!

This week we aired our first interview of season 4, Empower Your Growth, which was a conversation with Aleese Real & Esha Belle, co-founders of Full-Time Black Woman. In case you were not aware, I am a black woman. Navigating conversations, even with my peers, was/is uncomfortable. The feeling of knowing that I have the correct answer or can solve a problem is terrifying. So arrogance and pride crept in like a bulletproof vest of sorts protecting me if I failed.
The beginning of confidence for me made an ugly turn to Pride because I was afraid of failing. As Aleese Real & Esha Belle so accurately pointed out, we as women are quicker to shrink back even if we have been placed in a position of perceived authority. I needed our Lord, and He provided a support system of emotionally mature individuals who were standing in the arena, not judging my skin color, gender, or age.
Have you identified where your help comes from?

~Torrie


Weekly Devotional

PDF for download and PNG for mobile devices:

Elements of Arrogance and Pride Lesson Two Week Two


On Tuesday, January 7, 2020, Our Given Purpose, the Podcast we began the course of identifying our major emotional blocks.  We start with anger and work our way through arrogance, pride, and fear. Each of these extreme emotions breeds and molds our character.  

This year my prayer is that we will all pause before we speak or react. In doing so, we become doers of the Word and not just hearers of it. James 1:19-21 is the foundation of this first 12 -week session


In Case You Missed It! Week 2 of 12 Week Arrogance & Pride Session

Our Given Purpose the Podcast, S4E3 ‘Empower Your Growth a Podcast Interview with Full-Time Black Woman


 

Season 4 Episode 2  Talking on Purpose with Torrie, The Internet Show  aired on Wednesday,  May 13, 2020 @Noon EST

With a special announcement!!

YouTube Channel |IGTV  |  Facebook Watch 

 

Our Given Purpose The Podcast S4E4: Does Arrogance Make Cents? The Podcast

A great episode to share with your teens!

 

Up Next:

Plan your week on purpose!

#stayhome #alonetogether 

We heard you and we have taken action! The weekly news and devotional have joined forces! Please share this with your friends. Get ready to continue your work as we learn more about ourselves from God’s point of view. 

 


Our Given Purpose® the Ministry

Our Given Purpose® Welcome new subscribers to the Purposeful family! I am so glad you have added us to your day! If you are enjoying this content please share this website with a friend. Subscriptions to this website are completely free and you won’t miss anything. I could not do this without your support. Thank you for sharing via your social media platforms and spreading the word of this ministry.   

⇒Links to Pandora, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts Spotify, Stitcher, Radio Public, Tune In, and iHeart Radio, can be found on the Home Page or simply type in Our Given Purpose in the search box of your favorite music/podcasting app.

Link to Our Given Purpose YouTube Channel

⇒Also Follow @ourgivenpurpose to join Facebook the group page.  Instagram for daily scripture, original photography, connections, and conversations. Pin us on Pinterest! Follow the feature page on Instagram @collective_purposeto see what others are doing. Use #ourgivenpurpose and #collective_purpose to let us know how you’re walking in your purpose.

Thank you for your continued prayers and support. ~Torrie

torrie@ourgivenpurpose.com

 


 

© Torrie Slaughter, LLC, Torrie Slaughter Photography, and Our Given Purpose ®, 2019. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Torrie Slaughter, LLC, Torrie Slaughter Photography, and Our Given Purpose® with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.