Ep 05: When Your Plans Fail...Trust God's
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When Your Plans Fail...Trust God's

In this week’s episode, Sam shares his story of how God turned a passion for selling candy in school into a lifetime passion for canvassing. He also shares 3 life-changing lessons that God has taught him over the years. There’s much more to inspire you this week, so go ahead and listen. Feel free to use our episode map to jump around, but trust me, you’ll want to hear the whole thing!

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Episode Outline

Official beginning of episode – 3:10

Testimony by Judy Ornelas – 11:23

Storytime with Tio Smerdis – 14:08

Sam shares his story – 19:12

3 Lessons from Sam’s Story

1. Trust God’s Plan

“Often our plans fail that God's plans for us may succeed.” Ministry of Healing 473.3

2. Be yourself

3. Wait! Your blessing is coming!

Devotional Thought “Purpose” – 46:25

Have you ever felt like you're not worthy of the calling that God has made to your life? Here’s what Paul has to say:

“For consider your calling, brothers: not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, so that no human being might boast in the presence of God. And because of him you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God righteousness and sanctification and redemption, so that, as it is written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.”” 1 Corinthians 1:26-31

“It would be well for us to spend a thoughtful hour each day in contemplation of the life of Christ. We should take it point by point, and let the imagination grasp each scene, especially the closing ones. As we thus dwell upon His great sacrifice for us, our confidence in Him will be more constant, our love will be quickened, and we shall be more deeply imbued with His Spirit. If we would be saved at last, we must learn the lesson of penitence and humiliation at the foot of the cross. As we associate together, we may be a blessing to one another. If we are Christ’s, our sweetest thoughts will be of Him. We shall love to talk of Him; and as we speak to one another of His love, our hearts will be softened by divine influences. Beholding the beauty of His character, we should be “transformed into the same image from glory to glory.” 2 Corintihans 3:18” Desire of Ages 83

Conclusion – 38:49

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See you next time! GB (God Bless)

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