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166- Relational and Life Blowups Leading to Breakthrough

Sometimes things need to get worse before they get better. Often an argument, a failure, an exposure of sin, or some other kind of negative experience are the catalysts for godly sorrow, needed conversations, or the development of a needed plan for change. This message is not only a teaching, but it is a prophetic “now word” for what some of you are currently or recently experiencing.

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165- Draining or FulFILLING Relationships

Steve shares four pieces of wisdom for how to not be drained by the people in our lives (family, friends, and others). In most situations, if we are being drained in a relationship, it is because we have some bad beliefs or habits connected to our relationships. This short powerful teaching will help you upgrade how you do relationships and make them more fulfilling for you and others. 

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164- Pushing Against Resistance Creates Muscles

If we want to increase our physical muscles, we push against resistance (i.e. lifting weights, doing pushups, etc.). As in the natural, we build spiritual muscles and increase our spiritual load-bearing capacity by pushing again resistance in our emotions and beliefs. In this message, Steve Backlund will give you knowledge and inspiration to seize key moments in your life to build the spiritual “buff” muscles you are destined to walk in.

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163- Thrive in Non-normal Weeks

I used to always to be a victim of weeks that were not normal when unexpected things happened or when I was more tired than I thought. I thought, “I cannot keep my commitments or a good attitude because of this.” Then I realized this occurred almost every week, and I had to find a way to thrive in non-normal weeks. Learn from me (Steve Backlund) some of the truths that have helped me much.

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161- Stay on the Ship

What do you do when you have the correct counsel and then great problems happen because it is not listened to? This happened to the Apostle Paul in Acts 27. In this podcast, you will learn what he did to move from being ignored to becoming the greatest influencer on the ship and ultimately saving lives from disaster. What he did will inspire you to do the same in situations where your advice has little or no impact.

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159- Looking for Gold, Not Dirt, In Relationships

People tend to not mind you moving their dirt as long as they know you are looking for gold in them. As parents, leaders, and influencers, we are not called to be “dirt removers” in relationships, but we are commissioned to unlock people’s destinies by being able to see the gold in the dirt of people’s lives.

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