Eric Speir

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7 Reasons Why God Doesn’t Answer Your Prayers

Have you ever had a prayer go unanswered? If you’ve been a follower of Christ for any length of time, then you probably have. If you’ve had all your prayers answered, please let me know your secret because I’m obviously missing something! It’s hard to know the reasons why God doesn’t answer all of our [...]

Betrayed: How To Move Forward When Others Let You Down

Betrayal is a hard pill to swallow. At some point, we all will face this. The key is how we respond when it happens to us. My pastor, Randy Valimont, just released a new book related to this topic. In the book he cites the example of when Lucifer betrayed the Lord. He also cites [...]

The One Thing You Need To Know About God’s Promises

It’s easy to get tired and frustrated when we look at our circumstances. Things may not be changing as quickly as we want them to. It’s easy to think God has forgotten you or his Word has failed you. Have you ever felt like the Lord has given you a promise, but you haven’t seen [...]

The Upside To Failing And How To Grow From It

We can’t choose if we fail at something or not. Sometimes we aren’t picked or we are rejected by someone. The only choice we have is where we land. I recently made that choice. I chose to fail forward. A month ago I was rejected by a publishing company for a book I’m writing. I’m [...]

One Leadership Lesson We Can Learn From The Best Pitcher Of All Time

Recently, I read an interesting statistic regarding Nolan Ryan. He’s arguably one of the best pitchers of all time. He’s the all-time Major League leader in strikeouts, but he’s also the all-time leader in walks. Did you catch that? He’s the strikeout and walk king. He’s the best at being the best and the best [...]

The Most Subtle Way To Lose Your Vision

It’s not the big things in life that cause us the most trouble. It’s the little things. King Solomon, the wisest man on the planet, once said, “the little foxes that spoil the vineyards” Song of Solomon 2:15 Most bad decisions are usually the result of small incremental decisions being overlooked. Most bank robbers start [...]

The Only Way To Predict Your Future

It’s impossible to predict your future with 100% accuracy. We simply have no way of knowing what we’re going to encounter. While we don’t know the future; we do know the God who does. The only way to guarantee your future is to make a down payment today.  The best way to reap a harvest [...]

Please Pray For Our Team

By the time you read this post I’ll be on a missions trip to Belgium with a group of college students. We’ll be ministering in different parts of Belgium to different people. One day we’ll be serving a ministry that ministers to women who are involved in sex trafficking. We’ll also be in some church [...]

Steps Are For People And Leaps Are For Frogs (Here’s why!)

Leaps are for frogs; steps are people. Frogs were made to jump. People were made to take steps. Have you ever watched two people play leap frog? It’s funny to watch because they look ridiculous. The reason they look ridiculous is because people weren’t designed to jump like frogs. They were designed to take steps, [...]

What to do when you feel surrounded?

Have you ever felt surrounded with no place to escape to? If you’re breathing, there’s a good chance you’ve felt this way before. (Incidentally, if you’re not breathing, stop reading immediately and get to a hospital!) I think everyone has a place where they feel it’s safe to turn to. For some, it’s a trusted [...]