Have you ever struggled in your relationship with God? Have you been in a place where you have faith and a strong connection with God, but you’re also mad, disappointed or frustrated with Him? Courage Molina knows this all too well. Join me as I sit down with my Mastery + Momentum co-coach and talk about God, transformation and her book Power Principles: Courageous Living.
In this episode, Courage shares her story of transformation. Her transparency in revealing how she was able to overcome depression and live life anew provides strategies that will empower and equip women of faith to exchange their struggles for strength.
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About Courage Molina
Courage knows firsthand what it takes to overcome obstacles and achieve your goals. As a teen parent, she had to work extra hard to graduate from high school, and then as a wife and mother of three, she had to again work extra hard to earn a college degree.
But through all of that she never questioned God or the decisions He made. It wasn’t until her cousin died and her marriage took a turn for the worse that her relationship with God started to change – and not for the better.
Courage was depressed, and she used alcohol to numb the pain, until she reconnected with God. She owes her recovery, healing and success to her faith and the biblical principles she applied to her life one day at a time – these are the same principles she writes about in her book Power Principles: Courageous Living.
Now, as Chief Courage Crusader and as co-coach of Mastery + Momentum, Courage passionately shares her message of confidence, transformation and faith in God.
You Are Who God Says You Are
When you go through something difficult or you have a setback or failure, you can sometimes become the thing that happened to you.
The problem with this is 1) there’s an ever-changing interpretation of labels and 2) you will never be more than the identity you accept. In other words, your goals will never be higher than who you think you are.
If you believe, for example, “I’m just a black girl from the ghetto,” then you will never accomplish more than being a black girl from the ghetto.
The moment you realize YOU possess the power to change your reality and own your position in this world, you’ll genuinely believe anything is possible.
Forgiveness is Freedom
Have you ever thought someone needs to suffer for the pain they caused you? Afterall, they deserve it, right? Wrong!
It’s not up to you to charge people with their sin. It’s up to you to forgive. You see, when you refuse to forgive somebody, it only holds you back and makes what was done to you an ongoing thought pattern. God’s gift is being able to forgive by allowing yourself to be free of the negative connection that binds you to the hurtful incident.
“My healing is my responsibility.”
You Must Put Your Faith to Work
When you say you believe something, your actions have to demonstrate that belief. It’s not enough for you to say it, DOING IT is what makes the difference.
So when it comes to faith, others should be able to see faith at work in your life, like you can see the wind at work in the trees. You can’t see the wind, but you can see the impact the wind is having.
Your faith is the same. It should be moving something. If it’s not moving you to do something – to take action – it’s a dead faith and faith won’t work if you don’t work it.
“God knows what you’re waiting on when he sees what you’re working on.” @SeekWisdomPCW
Positive Relationships Are Your Life Jacket
On your journey, there will undoubtedly come a time when you can’t swim anymore. If the only things around you are doubt and fear, it will become more difficult to stay afloat and those negative things will start to damage the resources and people around you.
Like our thoughts, our words have the ability to negatively or positively affect our environment.
“Words have power, and what we verbalize, we magnetize in our life.”
What type of environment are you creating for yourself and other people with your words?
Growth Is Not Optional; It’s Required
I always encourage people to read books more than once because as we continue to grow, our perception changes. In other words, you’ll read something and it will sound completely different than when you read it before, and the reason for that is growth.
“Growth does not happen accidently. It’s you deciding to increase your potential and capacity to learn.”
Visit https://couragemolina.org/ to find out more about Courage and her book Power Principles: Courageous Living.
Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions
And with that, let’s dig into Courage’s responses to our Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions.
“Success is pursuing your purpose.”
Define Wealth in 3 Words or Less:
“What you have right now.”
One Book that Has Redefined How You See Wealth:
“Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith.”
Fill-in the Blanks … “My name is ___ and the truth about wealth is ___”:
“My name is Courage and the truth about wealth is not only is it our birthright, but it’s our obligation.”
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