You See Failures and Successes the Wrong Way

Jonathan Malm - January 18, 2017
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School ruined you. Yes, you learned valuable facts and lessons. But they taught you a life lesson that was wrong. School taught you that failure was bad, because it took you off the prescribed timeline for your life. Think about it: Failure meant you had to repeat – either in summer school or in a following year. If you didn’t pass your tests, you wouldn’t …

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Is It Okay for Christians to Read Self-Help Books?

Jonathan Malm - January 16, 2017
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Yes, it’s okay for Christians to read self-help books. There, got the short answer out of the way. But that’s not the whole story. To be honest, I wrestle with this self-help questions often. In a sense, I write self-help. This blog sort of is. My book, Created for More, is a devotional with a self-help element to it. And my upcoming book, The Hidden …

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Successful People Prepare for These 3 Changes

Jonathan Malm - January 12, 2017
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The only constant in life is change. Unfortunately, most people dislike change. It messes with your sense of control. However, change isn’t the worst thing. Especially if you learn to lean into the change and embrace it. Here are three types of changes that will definitely come and how to prepare yourself to navigate and pivot through them. 1. Culture changes. Culture changes. We know …

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When Should a Christian Quit Their Job?

Jonathan Malm - January 11, 2017
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There’s a joke made that Millennials frequently want to quit their job a few months in, simply because they aren’t making a big enough impact. It’s a funny joke, but it brings up a pretty good question. When should a Christian quit their job? Is it when they aren’t making a big enough impact? Perhaps. But I think there are a few bigger reasons that indicate it …

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Why Does it Seem Like God’s Limiting You?

Jonathan Malm - January 9, 2017
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Does it ever feel to you like God’s limiting you? You feel like you’re life should be going a certain way, yet it seems like God isn’t opening the right doors. Or maybe He hasn’t given you the resources you think you need. Is God limiting you? Is that something He does? Here are three things to consider next time you start wondering why it …

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4 Truths About the Mundane Moments in Life

Jonathan Malm - January 5, 2017
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No matter how cool you think someone is, you can guarantee they experience mundane moments. That person whose life you envy via Instagram – they go grocery shopping too. They stand in line at the DMV. They have seasons where absolutely nothing exciting is happening. They sit with their family during Thanksgiving dinner. None of us can escape the mundane moments in life. But I …

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The 3 Parts of Your Unique Path to Watch for This Year

Jonathan Malm - January 4, 2017
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Regardless of what others might say, you’re on your own path in life. It’s a unique path, unlike anyone else’s. God has different dreams for your life and He’ll take you different places to get to those destinations. Because your path is unique, you can’t just copy someone else’s plans. You can’t read a book from some successful genius and follow each step. It won’t …

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4 Ways to Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick

Jonathan Malm - December 28, 2016
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The worst time to join a gym is in January. They’re packed! Everyone’s working on their New Year’s resolution of getting in shape. But then if you wait a few months, they empty out once again. That’s the time to join a gym. Isn’t it funny that this is the way it is each year? It seems New Year’s resolutions never stick for people. No matter …

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3 Truths About the Loud, Overpowering Voices in Your Life

Jonathan Malm - December 15, 2016
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You’ve heard the loud, overpowering voices in your life. They’re the ones who question every decision you make – about parenting, career, relationships, and life. They’re the ones who criticize everything you do. They’re the ones who make you feel like less of a person because you don’t act or believe the same way they do. Those loud voices won’t go away. But you can …

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Why It Seems Like Nobody Can Agree on Anything

Jonathan Malm - December 14, 2016
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In high school, my youth pastor met with all of the guys in the group and asked us what we were looking for in a girl. His purpose was to help us set a high standard for a potentially mate as well as ourselves. When it came to me, my response made everyone laugh. “I want a girl with low expectations.” Now, nobody understood the …

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