How to Overcome Selfishness


Have you ever had a loved one point out an opportunity (aka flaw) to you?

I remember mine.

We were married for a couple of months. It wasn’t even our one year anniversary. I can’t even remember what the discussion was about, but I remember I was hurt.

I tend to shut down when I’m hurt. You know, “nothing is wrong.” That night, he kept asking, not knowing I needed space. Then, he said it, “Edith, you need to stop acting like a little girl.”

Oh, boy. That did it. I was insulted. I was hurt.

But guess what? He was right.

Although the manner in which he delivered the news was not to my liking, I knew I had to change. I was being selfish. I was just thinking about me. My feelings. My needs.

On today’s episode of Equip and Empower TV, I’m answering a question from one of God’s little flames about how to overcome selfishness.


Finding Meaning in Life Despite Difficulties


There are times in life when we fall. Life hurts and getting up is difficult. As we struggle to make sense of our experience, we may lose sight of the meaning in the midst of the difficulty. But God has created us uniquely and with a specific purpose. Those difficulties in life, if we allow them to, can make us stronger.

On today’s episode, we’ll explore three areas in our life that we must re-evaluate if we are to find meaning again.

What We Discuss:

  • Three areas to re-evaluate in order to find meaning again
  • God created us with special talents and gifts that must be used
  • Over working pulls us further away from our purpose
  • We must slow down and be with God and others
  • We can’t change others, but we can change the way we see our circumstances


3 Steps to Shift from a Negative to a Positive Perspective

Episode4.What'sAttitudeGotToDoWithItpngHave you ever wondered why sometimes you may remember, in great detail, the negative things someone says or does?

Here’s the deal, we may linger over specifics and hold on to the words someone said for hours or even days. As we continue this pattern of holding on to these thoughts, it begins to manifest as part of our “personality” – we may even begin to be on the pessimistic (wink, wink) negative side.

On today’s episode, we discuss how to move past a negative outlook to a more positive perspective. I share three steps that will help you make a brain shift from a negative mindset to one that is empowered by Christ.

What We discuss:

  • What is the “Negativity Bias”
  • Why quantity matters over quality
  • 3 Steps to begin the shift from a negative to a positive perspective


Are You Riding Someone Else’s Wave?


If you’ve ever held back from fully living because of insecurities, self doubt or fear, then you’ll want to join me. On today’s episode, we discuss six indicators that will clarify if you are riding someone else’s wave.

What We Cover:

  • 6 indicators you are riding someone else’s wave.
  • Life can feel like a big wave – but it’s your wave to ride.
  • Why you need your own surf board.


The Godly Trait of Flexibility


Today’s episode is a bit different than most. My son, Jeremy, joined in. I’m surprised he didn’t do more talking because this child can talk out of his ears. LOL

If you’ve ever felt like things are not going as expected and feel like things are getting out of control, hang out with me for about 4 minutes and I’ll explain how developing flexibility can help build Godly character.


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