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Welcome to the Transformed podcast.

The Bible speaks of losing God’s favor when we choose to live a lifestyle contrary to diligence. The Bible’s word for procrastination is slothfulness or being a sluggard, depending on your translation. It is the lifestyle opposite to diligence and it is the reason why people struggle to get ahead.

In this study, Dr. Matthew Lee Smith, Lead Pastor at Pacific Baptist Church in El Segundo, California shows us how to get ahead in life. He answers the question, “How do we stop this cycle of laziness and irresponsibility, this lifestyle absent of the favor and blessing of God?”

Let’s open our Bibles and join Pastor Smith as he shows us that there are 5 Biblical principles that show us how to get ahead in life …


As Dr Smith prayed that request for favor and admission of repentance, his thoughts turned to you as well. Will you take the prescription of God for your own areas of laziness so He can bless you with His favor and goodness? We hope so.

Perhaps you would you consider sharing this message with a friend? God longs to release the captives of our culture into the freedom of faith. Thank you!

If you would like to explore how to enjoy a deeper life with God, one that God is pleased with, Dr. Smith has written a daily devotional book that will help you do just that!

In His Presence is a detailed look at walking with God through life’s ups and downs. Built around the premise that God welcomes you into His presence with joy and pleasure, In His Presence helps you see that the life of abundance can only be enjoyed when we take everything to the Lord and walk every day at His right hand.

You can order a copy of In His Presence from Amazon by clicking the link on the side panel of the Eagles In Leadership website.

Today’s episode was recorded live in El Segundo, California and edited by Ryan Longsworth in Los Angeles, California.

And now, until next time, we are praying that you would be filled with the love of God so that you can demonstrate His love to the lost and dying in your city! God bless!