Episode #146 Trust The Process

There is so much that we do not know and so much that we cannot see. This week, Dr. Michael Brown is joined by author and speaker Barb Roose in a conversation about having hope in the midst of dark, dull, and difficult days.

Show Notes

For me, I choose to believe that there is a Higher Power that understands how much time needs to develop, that is observant and has vision.
Barb Roose

Three Problems

  • We often pivot so quickly that the plan doesn’t have enough time to work.
  • Growth and change always take place at a slow pace.
  • Some difficult seasons may last days, while others may last decades.

Seven Principles

  • Hope provides strength when we feel weak and direction when we feel lost.
  • Every personal and professional breakthrough requires the extended effort that precedes it.
  • Not one ounce of our effort today is wasted tomorrow.
  • Every moment matters, and every choice counts.
  • Challenges in life are not a disruption but an essential part of our path forward.
  • The first step to trusting the process is often trusting another person.
  • Chaos does not need to be catastrophic.

Five Ponderings

  • What can I learn?
  • What should I lean into?
  • Who must I listen to?
  • What do I need to let go of?
  • How do I want to leave this season?

Three Practices

  • Identify those individuals who can offer encouragement when you feel most uncertain and insecure.
  • Ask yourself, “Who am I in the process of becoming?” and “Is this the person I want to become?”
  • Explore what it looks like to trust the process through a spiritual lens by investing in Barb’s Surrendered devotional or Bible study