Avoiding ‘Spiritual’ Comparison

  • Basic physical health can affect spiritual and emotional wellness
  • How building Christian relationships keeps our spirits balanced
  • The damaging habit of comparing ourselves to others

God designed us for spiritual, mental and physical health within our relationship with him. While our choices can have negative effects on all three of these areas, our God is a healer. He can always correct and restore the damaged areas of our lives that cause us to feel hopeless.

Key Questions Covered in the Show

  • Why are you doing a podcast?
  • A lot of Christians segment life and think God speaks to the faith area of their life but nothing else. That’s not true, is it?
  • What is the number one problem facing pastors? What are they dealing with that you think they really need some help with?
  • Can you tell us about your new book God’s Favor?

Key Quotes from the Show

In Christ, you can live a better life, thrive, grow, and develop. You can make a difference. You can make a better world. – Gary Wilkerson

God in ten years could do more in your life than you could do on your own in a hundred years. – Gary Wilkerson

Things can change. Things can be different. One, because you know who God is. Two, because you know he's calling his promises to be fulfilled in your life. – Gary Wilkerson

You can have a great prayer life, go to church, read your bible, but if you don't have friends, you're not going to grow. – Gary Wilkerson

The great promises that God has for us, part of the condition of that is that you do that in community. You don't do that alone. – Gary Wilkerson

I believe we need to let faith touch every area of our life. – Gary Wilkerson

The major shift in my life has been a shift from wanting to live life trying to be successful to trying to help other people become successful. – Gary Wilkerson

The world is in dire need of people who walk into the room and say, "There you are." Because it's so full of people who are walking into the same room saying, "Here I am.” – Gary Wilkerson

True ministry, when you look at scripture, is based out, "There you are. I'm here for you." – Gary Wilkerson

I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little. – Philippians 4:12

God wants to bless you. He puts favor on your life. He cares for you. He cares for your children. He wants them to be blessed. He wants them to prosper. He wants them to grow. He wants them to be healthy. He wants to bring healing, hope, restoration, life. – Gary Wilkerson

Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. – Matthew 6:33

And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? – Mark 8:36

Faith is easy when things are going well. It’s not really tested. It’s just there. It's when things don't go so well that you begin to question God's goodness, incorrectly. Does He really care? It's God's everlasting, long-suffering love that brings you through the good times and brings you through the bad times as well. And it's hard to learn that lesson, even after all of these years. – Bob Ditmer

A true father is less inclined to look for their own interest but for the interests of others. This generation needs some spiritual fathers. – Gary Wilkerson

Be a voice, not an echo. – Albert Einstein

Mentioned in the Show

Duke University report on obesity among clergy
Henri Nouwen
God’s Favor by Gary Wilkerson

About Gary Wilkerson

Gary Wilkerson is the President of World Challenge, an international mission organization that was founded by his father, David Wilkerson. He is also the Founding Pastor of The Springs Church, which he launched in 2009 with a handful of people. He has traveled nationally and internationally at conferences and conducted mission ventures such as church planting, starting orphanages, clinics, feeding programs among the poorest of the poor and the most unreached people of the earth. Gary and his wife Kelly have four children and live in Colorado Springs, CO.