Podcast Episode 81: What to Do When Life Throws You a Crisis

Apr 20, 2013 | Podcasts

In The Loop with Andy Andrews, hosted by Andy Traub.

On this week’s episode, Andy answers two listener questions about preparing for life transitions.


Donna celebrated her 70th birthday shortly after hearing Andy speak about how to prepare for the next crisis in our lives. The next day, she went zip lining and got caught in the middle of one of the zip lines. Now in a crisis, she did not panic and calmly waited for the crew to come get her.

  • Life can be lived like a second baseman.
  • You don’t know what’s going to happen from one play to the next.
  • But you do have some indications of what might happen.
  • You do have to be prepared for whatever happens according to the circumstances.
  • Before every pitch, you have to ask yourself, “If the ball comes to me, what am I going to do with it?”
  • If you can think ahead a little bit, life becomes easier. You don’t make as many bad choices and mistakes.


The same was true for Donna.

  • She had already decided that God was in control.
  • She knew how to respond when things went wrong.


Another bit of listener feedback from a woman named Susanne: She fulfilled her dream of becoming a doctor. Now, she believes God wants her to change direction, but she’s not sure what that direction is. What do you do when you feel restless like this?

  • We definitely should be open to shifts in direction.
  • Sometimes when we work so hard to get to a certain place, we think we’ve achieved everything we were supposed to achieve.
  • But if we’re still here breathing, that means our purpose hasn’t been fulfilled yet.


We have to be very open to shifts in direction.

  • However, God cannot guide a still object. You have to be in motion.
  • God feeds the birds, but he doesn’t throw the worms in their mouth.
  • If you feel you’re being pulled in a different direction, start going out and doing all the different things you can.


Questions for Listeners

  • Do you have a question? Call in and your question might be featured on the show!



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