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🔴 Reflect The Real Person

Bible Reading: Proverbs 16:2, Proverbs 27:19, Jeremiah 17:9-10

 

 

Proverbs 27:19 As in water face reflects face, so the heart of man reflects the man. 

Proverbs 16:2 All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the spirit. 

Jeremiah 17:9-10 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it? 10 I the Lord search the heart and test the mind to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his deeds. 

 


Reading the full chapters, these verses appear, is a great way to ask God through the Holy Spirit to guide you into understanding. Beginning each day with reflection and curiosity is how I believe God encourages me to move forward. Consider yesterday and be willing to allow God to examine your deeds, accomplishments, and attitudes thoroughly. Being transparent and vulnerable inspires new growth in faith. 

Dallas Willard, writer of The Divine Conspiracy: Rediscovering Our Hidden Life in God, had this to say, “Suppose our failures occur not in spite of what we are doing, but precisely because of it?”

 

Willingness to accept responsibility for the life we live and the duties God has entrusted to us means we must be aware of the reality of our faults. The behavior gives information to the heart, and over time we melt into a flow of existence. Communication does not mean confrontation! I have watched how idleness impacted my life negatively- confusion, stress, and low self-esteem were the results. Despite doing good deeds, failure to connect with God made me vulnerable to the enemy’s schemes. 

 

 

What if you have the heart to lead responsibly through effective communication but don’t know how to start? What if you have the heart to achieve great things for God’s kingdom, but you’re distracted by fleshly desires? Pray and ask God to help you reflect the person of Christ. 

 

 

~Torrie Slaughter, CEO & Founder Our Given Purpose®


 

This devotional was written, researched, produced, and edited by Torrie Slaughter in the Commonwealth of Virginia. 

© Torrie Slaughter, LLC, Torrie Slaughter Photography, and Our Given Purpose ®, 2020.

 

 

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This year Our Given Purpose® is focused on dealing with the root of our anger, arrogance, pride, and fear; through testimonies, interviews, devotionals, and unique collaborations.

 

Let’s prepare to strip down, humble ourselves, and do the work:

REMEMBER:

🔻 Always behave with love in mind.

Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?

🔻🔻🔻🔻

A Word From the Host

“I am honored to share my story with you as these weekly videos continue. Talking about my past transgressions and witnessing to God’s healing and deliverance is therapeutic for me. 

This is my journey through pain, unforgiveness, anger, pride, arrogance, and fear. I believe the difficult situations I grew through helped me develop this strategy I am sharing with you. I continue to learn and become stronger in my faith. The relationship God sought to cultivate with me is transcendent. 

My Past:

→When I was 25 years old, my outer appearance defined me. I struggled with my identity because the purpose of life was abandoned to a rebellious worldly ambition. I didn’t know who I was. It took ten years before I woke up to the reality that I was dead in life. No matter the number of good deeds I performed, nothing would gain me any satisfaction until I surrendered to God. I was involved in a culture of self-deprecating, self-consuming, and irrational behavior. I repressed the feelings of anger and fear; that led to rebellious acts against God. With no direction or significance, I went on a dead-end journey to seek meaning in a life created by my circumstances.

 →It is now my passion to warn others against the travails of this world, and the proverbial carrots dangled overhead. Through prayer, meditation, education, and overall a real relationship with God, I offer a ministry dedicated to helping others reclaim their inheritance.

~Torrie

 

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Elements of Arrogance & Pride Weekly Devotional Week 8

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

Elements of Arrogance & Pride Lesson 8 Week 8, 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 8 of 12 Week Arrogance & Pride Session

 

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Season 4 Episode 8  Talking on Purpose with Torrie, The Internet Show  aired on Wednesday,  June 24, 2020, @4pm EST

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Purpose on the Go Week 8


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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.   

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I Hate The You I See In Me, the Podcast

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👋 Hello, Person of Purpose! 

You are actively participating in this 12-week session focused on arrogance and pride. Through these exclusive mentoring sessions, it is our hope that you are able to articulate your feeling in a productive way. Defining Present Moment Awareness is an example of the framework we use to help you achieve that goal.  Share your thoughts in the comment section or on any of our social media pages. We want to hear from you! As we grow in emotional intelligence, we can handle the struggles we know lay ahead. Application is the key to pursuing a life of meaning!

 

🟥 The Message:

I Hate the You I See In Me, the Podcast. The message of today’s exclusive mentoring session comes to us from Genesis 4:1-9 & Proverbs 4:23. We use these passages to identify how we commit, control, and challenge our negative self-talk.  

Clarify.Organize.Prepare.

Clarify: God asks Cain why he is angry. We can ask ourselves this question. Why am I angry, annoyed, bitter? What have I failed to do correctly? Instead of comparing our gifts and talents to someone else, we can seek to improve. Reflecting on the error we made helps us develop and nurture the seeds God has planted within us. Organize: Choosing to pray and meditate on God’s word, clears obstruction from our soil. Envy, wrath, revenge, anger, hatred will not have room to spread. Prepare. If you do well, will you not be accepted? Routinely asking for God’s guidance and seeking his approval should be at the root of everything we seek to grow. 

Take 5 minutes to write all of the thoughts that flood your mind. When complete, look for statements with these emotions attached and take them to the Lord. We are to take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness but instead expose them. We reveal them by acknowledging the evil deeds our heart wants to commit.  Clarify.Organize.Prepare.

🔺This session began with an overview of 2 Corinthians 12 in Elements of Arrogance and Pride 101 the Podcast. Our focal scripture for the next 12 weeks is 2 Corinthians 12:20. The Apostle Paul helps us because he was obedient to the will of God. Let’s glean from his messages to the people of Corinth today. We do not want our Lord and Savior to return, finding us in the same state of rebellion or wickedness. To be transformed by the renewing of our minds means we must do our work. Clarifying, organizing, and preparing to do our assignment each day takes strategic planning with God. 

 


🔺Scriptures in this episode:

 Genesis 4:1-9 & Proverbs 4:23

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👋 Our Given Purpose® presents an exclusive offering! Married Influencers with Purpose is a Facebook group for married women over 25 who are believers in Christ and desire to collaborate. This private virtual gathering space is full of energy and vibrant ideas to make positive changes. As we grow in emotional intelligence, we can handle the struggles we know lay ahead. Application is the key to pursuing a life of meaning! Sharing our triumphs, business practices, and lead-hership roles, connects us heart to heart. Synergy is the idea that frames this network. Tell us who you are and what you offer as a resource! Together we make a more significant impact!


🔺 Journal Prompts:

  1. Do I give myself ultimatums?
  2. How can I find the positive outcome of my experiences?
  3. Are my feelings facts, or do I need to investigate? 
  4. What is fueling my self-hatred?

🔺Take Action:

  1. Challenge your thoughts by having an internal conversation.
  2. Identify the people, places, or things that fuel your self-hatred and take responsibility.
  3. Spend time with people who positively affect your thoughts.
  4. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. 

 


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How To: Let Go of Anger in 3 Steps, A DIY Episode

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 Leave a comment, share, like, and subscribe/friend on your platform of choice so you won’t miss an episode. Let us know what you are doing on purpose to make positive changes in your life. 

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This year Our Given Purpose® is focused on dealing with the root of our anger, arrogance, pride, and fear; through testimonies, interviews, devotionals, and unique collaborations.

Let’s prepare to strip down, humble ourselves, and do the work:

REMEMBER:

🔻 Always behave with love in mind.

Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?

🔻🔻🔻🔻

A Word From the Host

“I am honored to share my story with you as these weekly videos continue. Talking about my past transgressions and witnessing to God’s healing and deliverance is therapeutic for me. 

This is my journey through pain, unforgiveness, anger, pride, arrogance, and fear. I believe the difficult situations I grew through helped me develop this strategy I am sharing with you. I continue to learn and become stronger in my faith. The relationship God sought to cultivate with me is transcendent. 

My Past:

→When I was 25 years old, my outer appearance defined me. I struggled with my identity because the purpose of life was abandoned to a rebellious worldly ambition. I didn’t know who I was. It took ten years before I woke up to the reality that I was dead in life. No matter the number of good deeds I performed, nothing would gain me any satisfaction until I surrendered to God. I was involved in a culture of self-deprecating, self-consuming, and irrational behavior. I repressed the feelings of anger and fear; that led to rebellious acts against God. With no direction or significance I went on a dead-end journey to seek meaning in a life created by my circumstances.

 →It is now my passion to warn others against the travails of this world, and the proverbial carrots dangled overhead. Through prayer, meditation, education, and overall a real relationship with God, I offer a ministry dedicated to helping others reclaim their inheritance.

~Torrie

 


Please tune in every Wednesday at Noon EST! Youtube |Facebook Watch | IGTV

Talking on Purpose with Torrie, the Internet Show!

 

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 is 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.

Support for Free!

Share with your circle on social media or casually bring us up in conversation. 😉

Leave a review on your music/platform of choice! 

Share with your church groups or start your own Bible study with the free resources provided. (Men’s’, Womens’, & Teens ministries)


© Torrie Slaughter,LLC, Torrie Slaughter Photography, and Our Given Purpose ®, 2020. 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, Torrie Slaughter Photography, and Our Given Purpose® with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.