Bob Wheatley Flow Over Fear

Keeping the End in Mind with Bob Wheatley

There are so many unknowns in this world, and uncertainty leads to fear – but faith is one of the antidotes to fear. In order for us to rise above it, we need to lean into a power greater than ourselves that is going to help bring us closer to living our full potential as spiritual beings. 

In today’s episode, Adam Hill speaks with Bob Wheatley, author, podcaster, and former professional baseball player. Bob serves as the co-host of That Singles’ Show, a singles’ ministry sponsored by KCBI Christian radio in Dallas. Listen in as Bob sheds light on the world of spirituality, keeping the end in mind, and tapping into pain to achieve transformation. 

Here are some power takeaways from today’s conversation:

  • How we can set better goals 
  • How to discern our connection with God
  • Begin with the end in mind
  • God’s will vs. human free will
  • The three things needed for catharsis to happen
  • Realizing the gift that pain brings

Episode Highlights:

[13:29] Keeping the End in Mind

If we want to be highly effective, we begin with the end in mind. The problem is, a lot of people don’t do that in terms of their entire life. Meaning, we don’t keep the end of our lives in mind. They keep the end of the project or the end of the year, but we don’t think about the end of our life. 

[18:56] God’s Will vs. Free Will

We can’t escape God’s sovereign will. But he wants us to love him. And so, how is it possible to love without free will? Otherwise, we would just be robots. It’s not genuine if we don’t have the choice to say no.

[25:12] Just Because It Hurts, Doesn’t Mean It’s Bad

How can a good God let bad things happen? Think of our personal trainers where we literally hire people to hurt us. And they hurt us on purpose so we can be better on the back end of it. That is what the Bible says that God does through the difficulties in our lives. Our heavenly Father knows us even better than our earthly father does. There is a difference between pain and something that’s negative. Just because it hurts doesn’t mean it’s bad. God has good plans for us and he uses our pain to shape us and conform us to his character. 

As the Bible says, happy are those who mourn, happy are the meek, and happy are the poor in spirit. Why? Because when you have those negative things and painful experiences, you can actually see God. And more importantly, you see your need for God. Therefore, you have to embrace the pain because that’s where growth and transformation will happen.

Resources Mentioned:

That Singles’ Show

Our Hearts’ Desire 

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