Taking the Leap with Rachel G. Scott

Aaron Tredway,

Episode Summary

Overcoming the Idol of Success through Unexpected Leaps When we place our identity in our profession and pursuit of success, it can quickly become an idol. Many of us were taught early to chase the next big thing in our lives to become more valuable, and when we don’t attain it, we believe we are not talented or skilled enough. Society's definition of success often leads to frustration and disappointment. It can quickly place us on a path to mental, physical, and spiritual destruction if we are not careful. The truth is that success on its own won’t satisfy the deepest longings of your soul. Realizing that whatever our career may be, focusing only on success, the next position, ranking, or pay raise will not bring us the fulfilment that God intends for us to have. However, when we take what God has planted in our hands and use it for his glory, our pursuits have a greater purpose. Join the conversation with Aaron Tredway as he shares his journey as a professional soccer player turned pastor, how to embrace circumstantial moments that lead us toward our calling, how our identity can get lost in the world's definition of success, and how we can redefine it. Aaron is the lead pastor of Fellowship City Church and vice president of Ambassadors Football International. He's also the author of Don't Miss Your Life, a sought-after speaker, and a world traveller who has mentored thousands of athletes and coaches around the world. If you feel like God is calling you to take a leap, but are hesitant because of what you believe success looks like, then this episode is for you! Tune in!

Episode Notes

During this episode, you will learn about;

[00:30] Episode intro and a quick bio of the guest 

[01:43] Aaron’s background, what he does, and what he’s up to 

[02:53] Aaron’s moving to Cleveland, Ohio, from California, where he was raised 

[04:01] What inspired Aaron’s transition from a soccer player to a pastor  

[06:20] The turning point: When pastor Aaron decided that soccer was not for him

[10:03] What happens when we don’t hear what God is telling us to do

[11:46] The shift that has to happen for the pursuit to be God’s will  

[15:21] How it was like for pastor Aaron to lay soccer down and pick up pastoring   

[18:59] What to do when God is calling you to do something bigger

[21:45] Pastor Aaron’s book, Don't Miss Your Life, and why he felt called to write it 

[23:23] Practical tools the books share on how to shift and identify when your focus is off

[25:11] Pastor Aaron’s next leap and what God’s calling him to do

[26:51] How to reach out and connect with pastor Aaron or get his book 

[27:34] Ending the show and call to action

Notable Quotes 

Connect With Us:

Aaron Tredway

Website | https://www.aarontredway.com/

Facebook| https://www.facebook.com/aarontredwayauthor/

Instagram| https://www.instagram.com/tredwayaaron/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/aaron_tredway

Rachel Scott

Website| https://rachelgscott.com/

Website| http://the5leaps.com/

Instagram| https://www.instagram.com/iamrachelgscott/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iamrachelgscott

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