Do our dreams really require endless hours of hustle in order to get them? Or do we pray and leave it up to God to open doors? Even if it’s a little of both – pray and work toward our dreams, how do we partner with God and not go off on our own? How can you discern the difference between godly obedience and selfish ambition?

If you have a dream then I bet you get what I’m talking about …you want to have the courage to surrender to His plan and His timing—to choose obedience over hustle.

I’m so glad there are people like Malinda Fuller who can help us navigate these kinds of questions.

She challenges us to join the counter-cultural movement of choosing surrender over striving. Throughout scripture, we encounter individuals who had to face the hard reality that their dreams and timelines weren’t God’s best plan. By exploring these biblical narratives alongside her own personal stories of radical obedience, author Malinda Fuller encourages readers to respond to the questions God asks each of us: “Will you trust Me? . . . Will you do what I’m asking you to do?”

In today’s podcast we will talk to Malinda about how she learned obedience over hustle and how we can too.

Malinda is a bold communicator who is passionate about thriving families and helping people grow as disciples of Jesus. Her first traditionally published book, Obedience Over Hustle: The Surrender of the Striving Heart, released in September 2019.



What We Talk About In This Episode

  • The question God asked her that put things in perspective about His provision
  • How she gave up income in order to obey God
  • Learning how to hear what God is asking us to do … and what He’s not asking us to do
  • How to wait on the timing of seeing our dreams fulfilled according to God’s timeline
  • Examples of people in the Bible who obeyed God even though they didn’t understand
  • Why God only tells us a little bit and asks us to walk in faith
  • What conviction and peace have to do with obedience
  • How she wrote her book without a big platform or influencer reach

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