The Necessity of an Enemy: How the Battle You Face Is Your Best Opportunity

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Doubleday Religious Publishing Group, 2012 - Religion - 231 pages
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“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” — Jesus

Congratulations! Your Goliath Has Arrived.

Enemies often seem to get in the way of our plans, leaving us discouraged and disoriented. But what if these obstacles are a part of God's plans for us?

Our enemies - whether our weaknesses, circumstances, deep-seated sins, other people, or any other challenge—can become our stepping stool to new breakthroughs in life, if we leverage the opportunity. Just as David's encounter with Goliath transformed him from a delivery boy to a national hero, our enemies can be a blessing in disguise - if only we recognize and face them head-on.

Human nature tells us to flee our enemies, but Ron Carpenter will challenge you to embrace them. In The Necessity of an Enemy, Ron shares engaging insights like:

God intended for every enemy to be your footstool for promotion.
If you want to be number one, you can't just beat number nine.
The depth of your battle gives you insight into the greatness of the potential God put in you, and enemies are your key to unlocking that potential.
All battles are fought over your future, not over your past or present circumstances.

Are you ready to reach your next goal in life? Do you want biblically-based wisdom to help defeat every enemy and move with confidence to your destiny? The Necessity of an Enemy will give you the tools to change your perspective – and find meaning and purpose in all of life's trials.
  

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Ron Carpenter Jr. is a gifted writer. - Christianbook.com
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Ron Carpenter keeps it simple and easy to read. - Overstock.com
Ron uses effective illustrations that stick with you. - Goodreads
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This book surprised me because it was so much more than I had anticipated. I knew the emphasis would be on how to overcome adversity, which it is, but it is chock full of great nuggets of wisdom. It ... Read full review

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Just finished it and about to re - read. Full of so many truths, hard to process in just one reading. Excellent book! Read full review

Contents

Introduction
3
TlIE NECESSITY
15
The Purpose of It All
22
Gods Beautiful Picture of You
30
God Doesnt Wear 2 Watch
36
From the End to the Beginning
43
God ls a Closer
49
Are You Sure You Want to Be Blessed?
57
Pride
117
PROW lNG Y0lIR NElGllB0lill00D
125
The NatureofPeople Principle
132
The Judas Problem
141
Guard Your Investment in Destiny
148
Faith in God and His Plan
154
Pick Your Battles
161
Always Be a Learner
168

Seeing Is Not Believing
64
Root Problems
74
Live for the Long Term
80
Weakness ls Not Necessarily Sin
86
When Life Kicks You in the Gut
93
Isolation
100
False Ideas About Yourself
107
Ignorance
113
The Battle ls the Lords
175
New Generation
185
The Aftermath of an Enemy
191
Whats Next?
197
So Xhat About You?
204
Acknowledgments
232
Copyright

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About the author (2012)

RON CARPENTER, senior pastor of Redemption World Outreach Center in Greenville, South Carolina, is recognized worldwide as a leader of leaders. As both a senior pastor and an entrepreneur, Ron's relentless passion for developing potential in others permeates his organization. After graduation from Emmanuel College, Ron and his wife, Hope, founded their church in 1991 with three members and a passion for breaking down walls of racism, crossing cultural lines, and changing poverty mindsets. Today the congregation numbers over 16,000 and the ministry of the church includes 150 community outreaches, television and web programming, and a worldwide network of over 1,500 affiliated churches, Ministers, and leaders. Visit his website at www.RWOC.org.

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