Hello and welcome to the Overflow podcast. My name is Craig Booker. The title of this episode is Future You.
A lot of the material for this week’s episode was inspired by Craig Groeschel’s book The Power to Change, Mastering the Habits That Matter Most.
Note: I will talk a lot about mental health, but please note this is not a substitute for therapy or mental health care. I am not a counselor or a physician. If you need help with mental health challenges, please find a qualified mental health professional.
The title of this episode is Future You.
This is who will you be in 10 years. This is what Pastor Craig refers to as the future you.
Instead of merely trying or wishing for change we should shift our mindset to that of an athlete training for a competition an athlete engages in deliberate practice to engage in deliberate practice we need a clear picture of our future you Hal hirschfield a psychologist at UCLA tells us that having a future self a better version of ourselves that we plan on becoming will change how we live today his research shows that seeing yourself as a different future person empowers you to make decisions for the benefit of future you so the question is who do you want to become so there are are typically two types of mindsets that we operate under one of those is a fixed mindset and the second one is a growth mindset let’s talk about fixed mindset in her book mindset Stanford psychologist Carol dweck writes about people who have a fixed mindset those who falsely believe that who they are today is who they will always be Drac explains that unresolved trauma is one reason people get stuck in a fixed mindset a negative experience can become identity forming so let’s also talk about a growth mindset a quote from Craig Rochelle’s book it says dweck also writes about those who have a growth mindset who luxuriate in the power of yet people with a growth mindset don’t fixate on now because they view themselves as always in a state of becoming they are confident they are going to become something better so if they fail or find themselves in an unfavorable in an unfavorable circumstance they view it as a stepping stone to what’s next depending on where you find yourself and one of these two mindsets the good thing is you can change your mind dweck has discovered through years of research that people with fixed mindsets can learn to have growth mindsets all right so with all of this what does the Bible have to say about this topic if we look at Philippians 1 6 in the NLT it says and I am certain that God who began the good work within you will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns see at First Peter 5 10 in the cev says but God shows undeserved kindness to everyone that’s why he appointed Christ Jesus to choose you to share in his eternal glory you will suffer for a while but God will make you complete steady strong and firm the verbs translated continue to work in the Philippians verse is yeah I don’t know how to pronounce it in the book they provide the verbs in their original form for continue his work and make you complete or they provide the verbs for continuous work the verbs the verbs translated make you complete and make you strong and firm in 1 Peter and they provide those I’m not sure how to pronounce those it says all three are written in the future tense so the verbs that the original verbs that are translated in Philippians they are all provided in the future tense meaning the action will be happening tomorrow and the day after that and the day after that and all three are written in the indicative mood meaning the action is not something hoped for or wish for but something that will for sure happen the good work of transformation God began in you his activity of making you complete steady strong and firm is something God is doing and will continue to do and will continue to do until his work and you is finally finished and we have an exercise it says take a few minutes to write about future you the hero you you’ll be in 10 years create a target for yourself engage in deliberate practice tell yourself and God who you want to become and when you’re done pray and Commit This New Vision to him and ask for his help the principle for this section is you will change and you can become who you want to become Philippians 4:13 in the NLT says for I can do everything through Christ who gives me strength.
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