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Daily Bible Study with Purpose

Suggested Bible Reading: Genesis 2:15-18  Genesis 3:1-6, Ephesians 6:12, John 10:10

Gaslight– to manipulate (someone) by psychological means into questioning their memory or sanity.
Deceiver -a person who causes (someone) to believe something that is not true, typically to gain some personal advantage.

🔴 Master Manipulation 

Who wants to be scammed? No one wants to lose out on luxury or have it swapped for something less glorious; however, it happens every day and more quickly since the invention of the internet. We are all susceptible to manipulation and deception.

The Thief can concentrate on our doubts, fears, desires, hopes, and dreams. That gives the Thief access into our minds. When we talk about how scared we are or how badly we desire something, eventually, the opportunity to overcome it or acquire it becomes obvious. The Thief may use this tactic to coerce us out of our regular routines and onto his playing field. By manipulating us psychologically, the Thief will steal time. The time God desires us to have to develop a relationship with Him.

There was one rule in the Garden of Eden.

Genesis 2:16-17 By obeying this rule, everything would be kept in order. The Thief sought to destroy this order. The serpent disguised himself as a fictitious friend and had Eve question the sanity of God’s one rule and manipulated her desires by giving her false hope. Genesis 3:1-5. The serpent was a master manipulator; unfortunately, we have many “people” here on earth that do just that; they manipulate, befriend, and make us question our sanity.

They believe they are working on their behalf, but they are just underlings fulfilling an evil agenda orchestrated by Satan.


Ephesians 6:12 When we take control and give our minds over to God, He will help maneuver us through the schemes we may not recognize. We are not to let one or even several catastrophic events land us in mental turmoil. Take heed and pay attention to the patterns of the enemy. What has he killed, stolen, or destroyed in your life?

 

~Torrie Slaughter

 


This devotional was written and edited by Torrie Slaughter the founder of Our Given Purpose® in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

© Torrie Slaughter, LLC; Torrie Slaughter Photography, and Our Given Purpose® 

 

Elements of Arrogance & Pride 101, The Podcast

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Start at the beginning! Elements of Anger (12-Week Session)


Hello, People of Purpose!

🎶Reunited and it feels so good. We’re back ladies and gentlemen with a brand new series dealing with arrogance and pride! Thank you for supporting, praying, and continuing to share this content. God is great, and He is sovereign over all.

What can you expect this season? We have several interviews, collaborations, and numerous audio dramas featuring Ruby & Onyx! Season four is going to uproot more of our faulty behaviors and till the soil of our hearts. This year we are committed to decluttering useless thinking! Planting seeds that have the opportunity to grow, mature, and produce good fruit is the goal. Yes, 2020 is a great year! We can get busy clarifying, organizing, and preparing for things to come!

The Message:

Elements of Arrogance & Pride 101,  This session begins with an overview of 2 Corinthians 12. Our focal scripture for the next 12 weeks is verse 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. 

Take Action

As you listen to Elements of Arrogance & Pride 101,   I pray you will journal and keep your Bible close. As you react, think about what you are feeling and use the Bible concordance to look up that specific emotion. Three steps to gaining control over arrogance, pride,  or any emotion. We do this by first creating a routine with God. Second, visualize the emotion. Reflect by writing down how we behaved and what we thought when under stress. Finally, ask what you can learn. 

 ~Torrie


Scriptures in this episode:

Philippians 2:1-4, Galatians 5:25-26, 2 Corinthians 12:20


 Journal Prompts:

  1. Have I exaggerated my abilities? 

  2. What has stopped me from understanding my arrogance?

  3. Do I possess the power to change? If so, which parts? 

  4. Who is able to help me?

  5. How will controlling my pride help me in the future?



 


OUR GIVEN PURPOSE ® THE MINISTRY

ANNOUNCEMENT

Our Given Purpose®  ⇒ The Month of May

  • S4E1 Anger, Have We Overcome It Yet? ( Recap of Elements of Anger series)
  • S4E2 Arrogance and Pride introduction into our next 12-week session. 
  • S4E3 An interview with Full-Time Black Woman the Podcast hosted by Aleese Real and Esha Belle
  • S4E4 Audio drama featuring Ruby & Onyx 
  • S4E5 Interview with Gracefully Broken founder Elizabeth Owusu!
  • S4E6’Put Me In Coach’ the danger of being unaware of our pridefulness. (Solo Pod)
  • S4E7 An interview with Derek Preston, Wordsmith, Conscious Comedian, and team tournament bowling champion.
  • S4E8 Are we keeping a PMA Present Moment Awareness- How does it affect our ability to combat arrogance and pride? 

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Start your own Bible study or share it with your church group. (Men’s’, Womens’, & Teens ministries)

 

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

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‘Best Of’ Our Given Purpose the Podcast, Be That Friend!

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Did you miss ‘Elements of Anger’ the 12-week Series? Start at the beginning! Are You Big Mad?


Hello, People of Purpose!

We at Our Given Purpose® are committed to providing uplifting and transformative content on these platforms we believe God is in control and submit to His will. We understand that means facing difficulty; however, we have the benefit of having God’s peace reside within our being. As you go throughout your day, please be aware of those who are struggling, perhaps financially, spiritually, or physically. Allow the Holy Spirit to guide you in your actions. We can be kind and compassionate, as well as cautious. Lean into the Holy Spirit, be still, and know that God is.

 

The Message:

Be That Friend! This podcast originally aired on January 10, 2019. It serves as a reminder of how we can trust God for everything we do. He is to be the center of our thoughts and actions. 

Take Action

As you listen to Be That Friend! , I pray you will journal and keep your Bible close. As you react, think about what you are feeling and use the Bible concordance to look up that specific emotion. We can thank God for using others to help us gain clarity. Perhaps we have grown weary of being surrounded by the same ‘types’ of people, achieving the same outcomes, and always feeling unsuccessful. If we grow in the wisdom God gives us we learn to live a life of meaningful purpose. It’s time to evaluate what type of person we are to cultivate the type of relationships we desire to help us flourish.

 ~Torrie


Scriptures in this episode:

John 15:9-17, Ephesians 4:14-16


 Journal Prompts:

  1. What kind of friend am I?
  2. Am I following God’s direction in all areas of my life?
  3. Am I a good listener?

 


OUR GIVEN PURPOSE ® THE MINISTRY

ANNOUNCEMENT

Our Given Purpose®  the website is updated!! You will notice links to other people of purpose. These fantastic individuals range from business owners and authors to life coaches and event coordinators. We hope you will find this useful and visit their platforms.

Podcast Collaborations and Interviews We are excited to continue the conversation with other entrepreneurs and business owners. Please connect with and listen to their stories. 

 Have you subscribed?… to the website (completely free) to view/listen to all we are doing on purpose for God’s purpose! Please share your favorites via your social media platforms! Download on Pandora|Apple Podcasts|GooglePodcasts|Spotify|Stitcher|Radio Public|Tune In| iHeartRadio

⇒What to do while you wait for new podcasts? 

Leave a review on www.podchaser.com

Watch ‘Talking on Purpose with Torrie’

Link to Our Given Purpose YouTube Channel

New episodes will return on Wednesday, May 6, 2020.  YouTube|Facebook Watch| IGTV 

⇒Also, follow @ourgivenpurpose to join Facebook the group page. Top Fan badge is now activated!!! Get a shout out on Talking on Purpose with Torrie just for saying hello and connecting with us! Chat with us @ourgivenpurpose Instagram and watch shows via IGTV! Pin us on Pinterest! Follow the feature page on Instagram @collective_purpose to see what others are doing. Retweet our posts on Twitter. Use #ourgivenpurpose to let us know what you like most.

torrie@ourgivenpurpose.com

Support for Free!

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

Leave a review on www.podchaser.com

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

 

This episode 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. 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.

Weekly News Vol 38

Hello People of Purpose!

Season three of Our Given Purpose the Podcast and Talking on Purpose with Torrie, focuses on identifying the emotional pitfalls that keep us from walking in and working on our given purpose.

I hope you will tune in every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday to study God’s Word, pray, reflect, and, most importantly, write! Journaling will provide a tangible way to keep track of our progress and thoughts throughout this year. Each Podcast and Internet show offers an opportunity to move beyond our limited human vision into a God-centered uninterrupted view.

On Tuesday, January 7, 2020, Our Given Purpose, the Podcast 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

~Torrie

 


In Case You Missed It! Week 10 of 12 Week Anger Session

Our Given Purpose the Podcast, S3E19 ‘Amplify Your Flourish, the Podcast with special guest Christina Lynn


 

Season 3 Episode 9 Talking on Purpose with Torrie  aired on Wednesday,  March 10, 2020 @Noon EST

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Our Given Purpose The Podcast s3e20: My Anger is a Whole Mood, The Podcast

A great episode to share with your tweens and teens as well. 

 

Weekly Devotional Elements of Anger, Week Ten Lesson Ten


Up Next:

Plan your week on purpose!

Our Given Purpose the Podcast® You don’t want to miss this incredible interview from Lisa Gant writer and host of the Purpose Without Apology Podcast! : Tune in on Tuesday, March 17, 2020!

 

 

*New episode of Talking on Purpose with Torrie the Internet show on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 live at Noon EST|| Share-Chat-Connect 

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* Anger on Blast, the Podcast on Thursday, March 19, 2020! 

 

 


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.   

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⇒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 #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.