What Happens When You Want Real Answers for Real Issues?

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Dr. Ray Self

People need help. So many people struggle through life handicapped by various issues. These problems cause much pain and heartache. God said in His Word we should focus on other’s needs (Phil. 2:3-4). However, it is difficult to be available to other people when we are crippled by personal pain.

I believe the Lord equipped and trained me to alleviate the pain and suffering of other people. Everyone was created for a designated purpose. This purpose will not only help you but will also be for the benefit of others. God does not give us a vision and a plan only for ourselves. Helping and serving others is a kingdom mandate. I wish I could say this show’s focus is one primary issue. But honestly, there are so many things that plague us that each show will be committed to something different. I believe we are not to give an excessive amount of attention to problems, but look for solutions. I do not believe in offering any more attention to a problem than it deserves. However, I also think ignoring a problem allows it to fester like cancer.

I want this show to bring hope and healing. Jesus said He came to give us life and life more abundantly (John 10:10). I believe it is God’s will that everyone lives in that abundant life. A few years ago, I wrote a book called Redeeming Your Past and Finding your Promised Land. The essence of that book is getting over all your “stuff” to get into what God has called you to do. Your promised land is that place where you are living the abundant life, operating fully in your gifting and purpose. When a person is free to act in their gifting and purpose, they find the abundant life that Christ promised us. That is the mission of Self Talk.

For podcasts addressing solutions to everyday problems, listen to Self Talk on the Charisma Podcast Network here. {eoa}

Dr. Ray Self is the president of the International College of Ministry, a Holy Spirit-filled online accredited school. He is the author of Hear His Voice Be His Voice and Redeeming Your Past and Finding Your Promised Land. Both books are available on amazon.com. The International College of Ministry has a study-now-enroll-later program; a life coaching certification program; free sample lessons; and accredited degrees in ministry, theology, Christian counseling and prophetic ministry. If you desire to know what it will take to finish your college education without committing, go to icmcollege.org for more information and receive your free degree evaluation.

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