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What's up everybody? My name is Cliff and you are listening to the What now podcast. That's right. The what now podcast where we threw conversation discuss ways that we can effectively address life's most difficult moments. So sit back, relax and enjoy tonight's episode Block told Radio. Welcome to the What now podcast. Yeah, yeah. What's up everybody welcome back to. So what now podcast. My name is Clinton Pettijohn. And for the sake of this podcast, you can call me cliff. All right. So what we're doing is we're having a conversation about effectively dealing with or effectively addressing life's most difficult situations. And I know some of you might say you don't deal with specific situations if there are specific situations that you would like for me to address on the show.
You can always reach out to me. You can reach me at C p ventilate, that's V E N T i L A t e s at Clifton's Pettijohn dot com or you can call our office at 30 to 6485544. That same number? You can text idea, text, the word idea two. And we will reply and you can give us your idea for the show. All right. So here's what we're going to do tonight. We're going to talk about solutions, solution, a solution and we know that the solution is a way to solve a problem. A way to solve a problem or an answer to a problem or you know, a a way out of a difficult situation. Okay. Or a way of addressing a difficult situation, difficult situation. All right. How many of you have had problems in life?
Raise your head. I see. Okay. How many of you have had some difficult moments in your life? We all have and the reality is that many times we struggle with finding a solution to some of those problems and sometimes we seek solutions in areas that are unable don't wanna equipped to give us solutions. And sometimes what ends what ends up happening is we end up digging a deeper hole than it already has already been dug for ourselves. Why? Because from a young age we are taught to seek solutions Externally, that's what we do. We we try to find our solution and now, you know, with the internet being so accessible to us, whether it be through our phones or through our ipads or whether it be through our computers or whatever. We have access to so much information instantly with one touch of a button.
Not even sometimes I touch it. Well I guess you do have to touch a buddy sometimes, but I know my phone is voice activated and some phrases I can say that will call calls Bigsby to search some things for me and I'm sure that's the same way, that's what other people form as well. So we have access to all of this information. So anything that you want to search, you can search. The sad part about it is sometimes in the midst of us searching we never search to find out the validity of the information that is at our disposal. So sometimes we are applying solutions that may not apply to our lives. It doesn't even matter to me if the person went through something similar to that you did and that's great. Sometimes you do need to see you know, information from people who may have hit it down some of the same path that you've hit it down. However, however, however, sometimes even in applying the information that they give you, you still find yourself in need of a solution because all the information they gave you was just a band aid for that moment but it didn't give you any conclusion to the matter that you are seeking a solution for, am I making any sense to anybody because I want you to understand tonight that maybe sometimes I don't think maybe out there forget that maybe the reality is that sometimes you are the solution and I want us to understand that God created us with.
It's just what I personally believe God created us with a problem in mind. Therefore he formed created us, he shaped and molded us to be problem solvers. Okay then there are, there are times that we will help other people solve their problems. I mean my God of a life coach so I understand that I understand that I am, I am a resource to help you solve a problem. But the misconception about a coach is I don't give you the answers that you see. All I do is position you in a place to where you understand that the answer is that you are seeking are inside of you. God created you with everything that you needed when he created you. The problem is many times we never tap into the power of his creation inside of us because we are devaluing the power of our creation and magnifying the power of somebody else's creation.
Now, it might say that we don't honor other people. We don't respect other people. We don't value the thoughts and opinions of other people. I'm not saying that at all. I'm not coming for mentors, I'm not coming for spiritual leaders. I'm not coming for all of that. I'm not doing that. But what I'm saying is that if you ever want to experience solutions that are perpetual, you are going to have to learn to tap into who you actually are and who you've been created to be and what you've been created to do. If you never tapped into that, then you never really experience a real solution. Now. I know some of you probably, I'm gonna disagree with what I'm saying on the show, but I promise you, I promise you, I promise you baby, I promise you that if you will take your time or take the time this week and take a personal time, your personal time of meditation, your personal time of devotion, whatever it is that you do on your personal time and say God you created me and inside of me, you put tools, you put strategies, you put gifts, you put talents, you put abilities, you put these resources inside of me.
God teach me to tap into the resources that are internal that are internally inside of me and teach me how to apply those resources to my everyday life. I'm gonna tell you many of us sometimes have looked at God as this great spiritual entity and even with spiritual gifts and I'm not just talking about spiritual gifts, I'm also talking about those gifts that help us function on a day to day basis. But I want to hit spiritual gifts for a minute right now. And what I'm gonna say about the spiritual gifts is sometimes we confining spiritual gifts or what spiritual gifts are used for to just to function in the church just to function and what we label as spiritual matters. But what globally does God really get out of there? There are some gifts inside of you that if you really tap into those gifts and allow them gifts to be free to freely express themselves within you and outside of you, then you will find many of the solutions to the light problems that you're having.
Now. Am I saying that that means that it will be the end all for, you know, I'm not saying that what I'm saying is that we have to begin to value invest the investment that the creator made inside of us. It said that he made uh in his likeness, in his, in his image. Now if he is the creator, that means that he has made us what creators as well. And then it says that he dwells inside of us. So if he dwells inside of us, his spirit dwells in the inside of us. The Holy Spirit, the Ruhollah Ruhollah desk. Um as it dwells inside of us, then we are lacking nothing. We're lacking nothing at all. The reality is that sometimes it doesn't manifest in our lives because we just had not tapped into that thing yet. We haven't. One of the things that I always describe it is uh in the old testament, It talks about reading the wells re digging the wells and I think about that in our personal lives as well.
I feel like that sometimes what has happened is we've allowed circumstances and situations in our lives to clog up the wells of living water that are inside of us. And what are you talking about? Living water cliff? I'm talking about the abundance that was promised to us and I'm not even just talking from a financial standpoint, however, I am talking from a financial standpoint, but there is a freedom that the creator desires for us to experience in all core areas of our lives. If you know me, you know, I talk about a holistic approach of life, I talk about our spiritual are emotional, are economical, our family in the areas of business and careers. Mental, what did I forget? I probably forgot something, but I talk about wholeness in all core areas of our lives and the reason why sometimes we don't have wholeness thing. It's because physical with them. The reason why we don't have wholeness in some of our areas is because we are looking for that wholeness somewhere else.
If somebody else, instead of realizing that the ability for wholeness resides inside of us, it really does. If you go back and listen to my last podcast while we're talking about what are we conditioning ourselves to believe? Many of us have conditioned ourselves to believe that we are not enough now, for whatever reason, maybe, you know, you were told that when you were younger, maybe you felt that when you were younger, maybe you were you dealt with rejection in the midst of your, in your life or maybe you come from a family that didn't know how to affirm you properly or maybe your family affirmed you, but you were dealing with so much other things in your mind and you had no outlet or you felt as if you had no outlet. So you just shouldered at all. So you didn't really begin to realize that you have the ability to be the solution. You just felt as if you were going to always seek solutions.
Always seek solutions. Now, I'm not saying we don't need um assistance, I'm a person that sees the therapist. And the main reason why I see a therapist is because too many people, I am their outlet. I allow people to dump on me and dump on me and dump on me and then I'm a person that tries to solve everybody's problems, so I need someone to talk to to get that thing off of me so that I'm not carrying something that I'm not that I'm not equipped to carry her, that I shouldn't be carrying and you clip what you just said, you're the solution. Yes, I am the solution. However, one of the greatest solutions that I understand is that although I am the solution to myself and I may be the solution to many. I am not the solution to everybody in my solution to them. Maybe in some areas of their life or one area in their life but not in other areas of their lives. I had to learn to release myself. All right.
But I want you to understand and value yourself enough and condition yourself to realize who created you. If you can number one understand who created you. And I remember when I was younger it was a song that you said God don't make no junk And you know it was a very basic song. The lyrics weren't deep or profound. But the reality of that thing is that we have to grab hold of the fact that God does not make any jump. You are not jump, you are not jump when he formed and put you together. He put you together with purpose. I can't say that really more. But you have to begin to understand that he who is the solution created you to be a solution as well. So my encouragement to you tonight change your speech, change your thought patterns begin to visualize yourself as the solution begin to visualize yourself, exercises your gifts, talents and abilities begin to visualize yourself beyond where you are now and then you'll understand that you are the solution and then you'll begin to see you manifesting in your life.
You being the very solution that it is that you need and that you desire. Why? Because you will allow the creator to flow through you and as he flows through you, solutions will be your abortion. Just encouraging you again all tonight. You're the solution baby quit calling yourself all those negative things that you called yourself and begin to call yourself the solution be blessed. Can you identify any areas in your life where stagnation is manifesting now? I know some of you might say no, I can't. I want us to look at stagnation for what it really is. Some people have identified stagnation as something that's not growing or that's not producing. I don't believe that stagnation to me stagnation can also be that Yes, we're growing. Yes, we're producing however were growing and producing in a manner that's disrespectful to the purpose and the greatness that resides inside of us.
And listen, we all have areas well, we can identify that we could be doing a lot better in. There's greater potential in those areas than we are experiencing. And guess what? I have a tool that will help you begin to experience transformation in those areas of stagnation in your life and that tool is called from stagnation of transformation. That's right. That is my book from stagnation of transformation. So I want you to hit over to my website www dot clinton petty john dot com. I want you to hit there. I want you to hit the transformation tab there. You're gonna find a free preview of my book. That's right. A free preview of my book. And I promise you, after you read the preview, you're gonna want to invest in your personal transformation through purchasing the book. So again, hit over there, purchase the book, let me know you purchased it. Here's what I always say guys, if you purchased the book you read the book, you apply the principles in your life and yet you still are stagnant in the areas that you are applying them to and you're not experiencing any transformation and you can prove to me that you have applied these principles.
I will give you a 100% refund. That's right. A 100% refund. Why? Because I believe in the application of the principles that are outlined in this book. So, again, visit www dot clinton Pettijohn dot com and purchase your copy of from stagnation to transformation.