Navigating Peaks and Valleys
In this week’s episode of The Follower of One Podcast – Mike talks with John Ramstead. John is a Leadership coach, former Navy Fighter Pilot, International Podcast Host, and Author. For the past 8 years, John has been the CEO of Beyond Influence – a company designed for CEOs, Entrepreneurs, and teams to reach their goals rapidly. What does the Kingdom of God really look like? What is my next step after a setback? Learning to navigate peaks and valleys, find out on today’s podcast!
- 1:15 – Meet John Ramstead
- 4:10 – John’s story – How John got here
- 8:50 – The Accident
- 11:50 – God spoke to John
- 17:55 – Influence on culture
- 22:00 – How to build a relationship with God
- 27:00 – We take God’s Kingdom with us
- 35:50 – How to get in touch with John
Peaks and Valleys
Peaks and Valleys, used almost synonymously in metaphors. These two simple nouns represent much more than just two things. We have all experienced peaks and valleys (highs and lows) in life and that does not make us different. What makes us different is how we react to the challenges themselves. Are we going to choose to not fight? What is next for me if I can’t seem to get back to where I was? These answers don’t come easily but thankfully, God is always with us. Listening to this week’s episode we see where, without much hope at all, God spoke to John and let him know that there was something greater in store for him. So great, that John survived an accident that seemed insurmountable. What is in store for you? Can you hear God now? The more we speak to Him and trust Him, the more we can lend our ears to His omniscient plans.
How Has God Wired You?
How has God wired you? This is a really interesting question that John brings up in the podcast. While thinking about his next steps in life, it was a mentor (also a believer) who chose to bring a different light to the subject, “Why not let God lead you into what is next for you based on how He wired you?”. Have you ever asked yourself how God has wired you? Everyone is meant to do something very specific in our lives – God has planned it that way. Yet, if we do not take a step back and focus on how God wired us in the first place, we might miss our calling altogether. “The peaks are filled with no air, it is then that we realize the valleys have the fruit in them, and not the heights”.
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