Welcome to The Resilient Heart Podcast where we dive deep into the difficult topics of unexpected loss, suicide, and post traumatic stress. Trauma and loss can make you feel like you are in a deep dark pit of impossibility. It takes courage to step into freedom. No matter where you are in this journey, it’s never too late to reclaim the life God has designed for you. So come alongside us as we empower you to reclaim your life.
18. Creating Goals
In episode 18 I share about creating goals.
In episode 17 I made a statement about fail to plan, plan to fail.
What do we do to set up a plan?
Setting a goal creates a clear idea for what you ultimately want to accomplish.
We need to first understand that God created you specifically for a purpose. He put a passion and a purpose in your heart.
It’s always a good idea to have multiple ranges of goals. Long range, mid-range and short range.
Prioritize your goals by importance and passion.
After experiencing trauma it’s easy to let those passionate goals go by the wayside. God wants to breathe your dry bones back to life. You have to partner with him and put your feet to it, have action and set goals to attain that dream again.
In Psalm 37:4-5 it says:
Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in him and he will do it.
Ask God to come beside you and help cast that vision.
Do you need a mentor to help guide you with your goals?
Beverly offers coaching and mentoring. Check it out here.
17. What is Your Why and The Path to Find It
In today's podcast, I step into WHAT IS YOUR WHY?
Your why is directly connected to a deep sense of purpose
WHY is your reason for getting up every day.
How do you find your deep sense of purpose?
Let's take a look at your life.
Do you have a dream?
If you could do anything career-wise, what would it be?
What did you love to do as a child?
Your WHY needs to be a part of something bigger than yourself.
What are you willing to do even if you fail?
Finding Your WHY will require a lot of work and a lot of failures.
Failures happen but quitting only happens if you choose it.
Learn to be kind to yourself through the process, give yourself grace.
Some of the questions I ask:
What needs to change in your life?
How do you face your fears?
Where is your focus?
Have you set any goals?
Dreams are never so far gone you can't revive them.
Get up every day and focus on one accomplishment, one win.
What God has planned for you will be far better than the grief you have been living in.
Jesus promises us an abundant new life. Your most significant adversity, your loss, can become your greatest reward. One day you will find yourself entering a life you could never imagine. It is time to pull up the binds and open the window to the world God has waiting for you.
Let Beverly help you to find your why and your purpose. Join our FB group “The Resilient Heart: Reclaiming Your Life After Trauma” or contact me www.BeverlyShoemaker.com.
16. When You Find Your Why, You Find Your Purpose
Today’s Resilient Heart podcast is one to not take lightly. The enemy is out there trying to spread lies that life is not worth living. Suicide is climbing each day and Beverly is in a mission to say enough is enough.
Beverly passionately urges those who have lost hope to remember we are all an asset in the kingdom. Even if we have to take one step at a time, one moment at a tim, one day at a time. God will pull you through this.
When overwhelming pain was sweeping over Beverly after she lost her son and her husband, she knew she had to make a choice. She had to find a new purpose and new commitment to life. In Psalm 51:1-12, David cries out to God out of desperation and God answers. When we have lost hope, we need to do the same and ask God to bring us out of despair.
When you are crawling on the ground and feeling like you don’t have a purpose, wake up and make a choice to set your heart towards God!
If you have lost your purpose or you think you are of no value, what happened to make you suddenly think those thoughts?
Will you believe God can bring healing? Do you believe in a new purpose or new plan?
Let Beverly help you to find your why and your purpose. Join our FB group or contact me www.BeverlyShoemaker.com.
If you know someone who is struggling with depression or thoughts of suicide, please share the podcast.
Ep. 15 Uncover Your Lost Dreams
Beverly encourages us to take a moment and examine who you are and what you are today. Do you look back at dreams that were locked up in a hidden box? What are the dreams you put on hold because of trauma or loss?
God loves your dreams. He put desires and dreams inside our heart; however, the enemy hates dreamers. Beverly reminds us of the story of Joseph and the dreams God put in His heart. The enemy tried to steal Joseph’s dream through various difficult trials, yet God carried him through and brought good out of it. Going through these trials all points to our positioning in helping with the Great Harvest.
Beverly calls us to action:
Seek the Lord with all your heart. Use your mind. Heal your heart.
Are you ready for the movement of the Spirit of the Lord? Are you ready to encounter God and lead you to experience dreams He has for you?
You HAVE a purpose...EVEN in tragedy. God has His hand outstretched waiting for you.
Need help uncovering your dreams? Beverly is offering a new Bible Study series- Helping you to find your purpose and dreams again. Contact Beverly at firstname.lastname@example.org or head to www.BeverlyShoemaker.com or join us over on our FB group: The Resilient Heart + RECLAIMING your Life After Trauma.
14. A Military Wife’s Story of Resilience with Anna
On today’s episode of The Resilient Heart, Beverly invites her friend and ministry partner, Anna, to join her on the show to discuss her experience as a wife of a husband who suffered from PTSD. Through marital anguish and disconnection, Anna felt at the end of her rope and wanted to walk away from the marriage. Then, God brought Anna a gift of hope: a timely conversation with a fellow married Christian woman. She encouraged Anna to start praying for her hurting husband. Through prayer and speaking Scripture over her marriage, Anna realized there was hope for her relationship with her husband- not because her husband changed but because her own heart softened.
Links mentioned in the episode:
The mission of 828 Foundation is based off of Romans 8:28. “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
Anna’s heart is in Beloved: a ministry for military/veteran’s wives who are struggling in their marriage due to PTSD and fighting biblically for their marriages.
To contact Anna, email email@example.com
For more information about Beverly and her Resilience Mentoring program, click here.
13. A Mother's Story of Resilience with Kristin Chadwick
Today's Resilient Heart episode is for the listener who feels overwhelmed by motherhood, health, and other trials which have called for strength and tenacity. Beverly interviews podcast host,for Wholistic Hearts Podcast, a Podcast Coach, and mom of four, Kristin Chadwick.
Sometimes the enemy can look like he has knocked you down, but it is the getting back up where we find the strength God gave us all along.
For more information about Kristin Chadwick go here.
Need a Resilience Mentor? Contact Beverly here.
Join Beverly's Resilient Heart Community on FB here.
Customer ReviewsSee All
Beauty from Ashes
Isaiah 61 comes alive in Bev. She is one who brings beauty from ashes, gladness from mourning, and praise from despair. Journey with her. You will not be disappointed!
Love, Hope and Forgiveness
Beverly has opened her heart to us because of her unceasing love for God. Her story is heart wrenching, yet above it all, she’s given us hope that life is a journey made better when we look to Him! Thank you for your deep love and prayers!! You bring to life the words “What a friend we have in Jesus.”
Beverly has been given such a deep insight and a godly compassion in helping others get through the pain of such tragedies. I highly respect and love her as a sister in Christ. She is a shining example of how we should make a testimony out of our tragedy.