August 26

Leverage Your Trials to Advance — Frank Viola (Ep 195)

We can leverage our trials. Trials are times of testing and pressure. Everyone experiences them — it’s the human experience in a broken world which is waiting for “the restoration of all things.”

But for the Christ-follower, trials are a unique opportunity to use Kingdom leverage. If we process well with the Lord, God can gain what he’s looking for, and we can gain new territory in our life and expression of our calling.

Amazingly, James writes that we can live joyfully through our trials because of the advantageous outcomes. See James 1:2-4 in the New Testament.

In this episode, we explore:

  • The anatomy of a First-Class Trial
  • Why would God allow or even lead us into trials?
  • How can we optimize and leverage our trials, leading to advantageous outcomes?
  • And more!

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Frank Viola

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FRANK VIOLA is a bestselling author, A-list blogger, and conference speaker. His mission is to help serious followers of Jesus know their Lord more deeply so they can experience real transformation and make a lasting impact. He has written over 30 books, his landmark work being Insurgence: Reclaiming the Gospel of the Kingdom.

Hang On, Let Go — Learn more about Frank’s book, Hang On, Let Go: What to Do When Your Dreams Are Shattered and Life Is Falling Apart. You can also explore Frank’s online training course, Surviving Your Storm.

Beyond Evangelical: The Blog of Frank Viola

The Deeper Christian Life Network

Go Deeper — Leverage Your Trials

An interview with Frank Viola on his book HANG ON, LET GO.

Frank Viola’s New Book — For Those in a First-Class Trial or Crisis (

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4 Vital Steps to Take When Your Vision Is Challenged (Jesus Smart podcast episode)

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Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. (James 1:2-4 NIV)


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