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Feb 23, 2020

Top 10 Revisited

Jeff sat down with Carlos Whittaker and recorded this conversation in November 2019. Originally released as Episodes 46 & 47, this conversation is being revisited as part of our Throwback Winter Series.

Carlos Whittaker

Carlos Whittaker is a People’s Choice Award winner, a former recording artist signed to a major label, a social media maven, and currently spends the majority of his time writing books and speaking on stages around the world. It really began when the Whittaker’s found their family in America’s spotlight with appearances on shows like CBS Early Morning, The Today Show and more when their viral video “Single Ladies Devastation” went viral. But for Carlos, his wife Heather and their three children, this viral moment was just a snapshot of the bigger picture.

Conversation Notes:

This vulnerable conversation explores the power of words, living as a Great Commission reflecting family, the powerful example of his father and finding freedom through identifying lies hidden deep in our hearts.

  • Praying for a double portion of God’s wisdom
  • Steeping our decisions in prayer
  • Staying true to who your children are
  • Breaking agreements with the enemy
  • The power of words
  • Jesus never prayed the problem. He always prayed the promise.
  • The natural shifts of parenting seasons
  • Living as a great commission reflecting family
  • If we only look for Jesus in the serious then we’re going to miss half of him
  • Medicating behaviors vs. core lies that we’re believing as fathers
  • Stop trying to inspire your way out of sin. The only way to find freedom from these behaviors is to get to the root lie in your heart.
  • To disturb and disrupt will be the place we are most awakened
  • Why don’t we disturb and disrupt ourselves on purpose so that we can continue to grow and mature.
  • In order to show our kids wonder, we must go backwards and slow things down.
  • The power of a “Pause” – what am I not noticing around me?
  • Look at the life of Jesus – how was he a moment maker?
  • Jesus created moments for people on purpose
  • In order to create moments for other people, we must first receive moments from God
  • Pause, slow down and rest to lower the volume of life
  • How many stories (the amount of data) am I listening to in the first 5-minutes of my day?
  • Massively limit screen time (It’s always easier to add more then to take it away)
  • SPIES acronym:
    • Socially
    • Physically
    • Intellectually
    • Emotionally
    • Spiritually
  • Showing our kids more what it looks like to be like Jesus

Moment Maker

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