Apr 21 2023
(Pt.2) Sneaky spiritual warfare: recognizing the enemy’s plan and keeping our thoughts on God as an entrepreneur with Leslee Kiser | Ep 95
In this 2 part interview, I’m joined by Leslee Kiser (author of The Course of This World) to talk about all the ways the enemy tries to keep you from fully walking in what God has for you.
From distractions to our identity, the enemy comes at us from all angles as he tries to keep us focused on ourselves and turned away from God.
Leslee shares her own journey of wrapping her identity up in her performance, ability, looks and possessions and realizing none of that really defined her.
She talks about the power of knowing the Truth in Scripture and how the truth really can set you free from so much.
Some topics you’ll hear about:
What it really looks like to take your thoughts captiveHow to recognize the ploys of the enemyKeeping our thoughts focused on God Embracing our identity in ChristComparison steals our joyConfidence in Christ and what that looks likeMuch more!
As entrepreneurs, imposter syndrome and doubt are constantly coming up, so I know this conversation will resonate with so many of you.
I hope you're encouraged by this episode and that you continue shifting your mindset toward Jesus so you can do all that He is calling you to do.
More about Leslee
I grew up in Goodlettsville, TN, in the same house for 21 years. I couldn't wait to get out, then I got out and couldn't wait to get back. I was raised in church but didn't grow spiritually like one would hope. Because I was just out of hell and into heaven, I made a lot of bad decisions based on what I wanted, how they made me feel, or what I got from them. This led me down the road to selfish ambition and insecurity. People who knew me at the time probably had no idea that the weight of comparison was crippling me. The way I coped at the time was to be more of all the things....have nicer clothes, better shoes, be louder, dance better, win more. I was very driven by what others thought. I remember praying that something had to change. I knew the road I was going down would lead to terrible things, possibly even death, but I didn't know how to get off it. After that prayer, little by little, God began to show me that His opinion mattered more than everybody else's. Once He started showing me who He was, and in turn showing me who I am in Him, my life turned upside down. The insecurity started melting away. I started to realize that all the things didn't sustain me, He did.
Watch Youtube video of this interview here: https://youtu.be/mZd52PA1wA8
Connect with Leslee
Learn more about her book on Amazon (affiliate link): The Course of This World
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