Christian Thought Leader, Author, and Songwriter Justin McRoberts Inspires Readers to Recreate Within God’s Image in New Book – It Is What You Make of It“Adding new energy to old things can turn something good into phenomenal.”– Justin McRoberts“It is what it is”—a common phrase you hear and maybe even say yourself. But the truth is that there is not one square inch in the whole domain of our human existence that simply is what it is. Justin McRoberts invites you to embrace a new mindset: It Is What You Make of It.In his new book, It Is What You Make of It: Creating Something Great from What You’ve Been Given, McRoberts shares key moments from his twenty-plus years as an artist, church planter, pastor, singer-songwriter, author, neighbor, and father, passing on lessons and practices learned about making something good from what you’ve been given rather than simply accepting things as they are. Thought-provoking but actionable, It Is What You Make of It declares that love doesn’t just win, mercy doesn’t just triumph, and light doesn’t just cast out shadow. Rather, such renewal requires the work of human hands and hearts committed to a vision of a world made right (or at least a little better). When we partner with God in these endeavors, we love the world well and honor the Creator in whose image we are made.Complete with stimulating questions and hilariously relatable anecdotes and antics, each chapter will help readers uncover the areas in their lives and communities that are waiting for them to boldly proclaim, “Let’s see what we can make of this.”Justin McRoberts lives in the Oakland–San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, Amy, and two children. He is the author of four books, including Prayer: 40 Days of Practice and May It Be So: 40 Days with the Lord’s Prayer. Justin’s sixteen albums and EPs have gained him a faithful audience among listeners nationwide since 1999.Justin leans on his over twenty years in the arts and ministry to mentor and coach artists and pastors in person as well as over video calls. He is also the host of the podcast @ Sea with Justin McRoberts and co-founding pastor of Shelter-Vineyard Church Community in Concord, CA. Justin regularly travels to speak at churches and colleges, as well as leads retreats for ministry staff, college students, and young adults. YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJlBMsfsQ3fBItnQ9eUMfKw Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JustinRMcRoberts/Twitter: http://justinmcroberts.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/justinmcroberts/Website: http://justinmcroberts.com/
Christa with Justin McRoberts on Creating Something Great With What You've Been Given
WAYS OF LIFE with Christa Wells
Justin McRoberts is a gifted author, podcaster, musician, and coach, among other things. His most recent book, It Is What You Make Of It, is a collection of 15 stories pointing to our capacity and responsibility to use what we've been given, however humble it might feel, to create beauty and impact our world.Please subscribe & share WAYS OF LIFE with your friends & followers! And if you're interested in participating in conversations like this, join Christa on the soon-to-be-released WISDOM APP!CONNECT WITH JUSTIN:Justin's WebsiteIG: @justinmcrobertsCONNECT WITH CHRISTA:WebsitePatreonIG: @christawellsmusicSpotify
Justin McRoberts | Creating Something Great From What You've Been Given
The Unmistakable Creative Podcast
"It is what it is" - a common phrase that Justin McRoberts believes is a sign of an unhelpful mindset. Through his spiritual wisdom, creativity and leadership, Justin shares just how we can adopt a new mindset - it is what you make of it. Justin McRoberts is the author of It Is What You Make of It, available now on Amazon.To find out more about Justin's writing, speaking, coaching and ministry, simply visit his website | http://justinmcroberts.comSee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Cole and Mike have a good ole chat with a guy who is actively shaping their faith. He's an author, speaker, musician, and self-proclaimed chatty airplane guy. We talk about art, struggle, identity, and the pursuit of connection with those around us.
027 - Justin McRoberts - It is What You Make of It
Justin McRoberts provides language for the process of life and faith. He is a teacher, storyteller, pastor, and songwriter. We talk about writing prayers that create a trajectory for people rather than control, listening versus effort, Derrida and the difference between deconstruction and the normal process of growing and changing in your faith, the work of creating from whatever context you are coming out of, and how you are the work. Check out Justin's newest book It Is What You Make of It
64. The Key To Manifesting True Happiness | Justin McRoberts
Stuck to Unstoppable
Justin McRoberts is an American author, speaker, retreat leader and songwriter from the San Francisco Bay area. McRoberts began his career writing and releasing two albums with 5 Minute Walk before the label disbanded in 2001. Since then, He has released eleven studio projects, several EPs, and three books. Since 1999 Justin McRoberts has been a constant and noteworthy presence on the independent music scene. A songwriter, storyteller, teacher, and an advocate; he is one of those rare artists who blends artistry, honesty, and humor seamlessly. Sharing stories and songs with an audience is where Justin's gifts are most fully realized. His live shows strike a delicate balance between intellect and emotion, between inspiration and a call to action. Central to Justin's work is advocacy on behalf of the poor and oppressed through Compassion International. Before working as an author and musician, McRoberts spent four years on staff with Young Life, during which time he wrote songs independently before being signed to 5 Minute Walk Records in 1998. Today, Stephen and Justin discuss Justin’s latest book, It Is What You Make of It. NEXT STEPS MENTIONED IN THIS PODCAST: 1. Go to justinmcroberts.com. 2. Buy the Book - It Is What You Make of It – heartsandminds.com. 3. Buy the Book - It Is What You Make of It – amazon.com. TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS PODCAST: [0:20] – It’s NOT What It Is. [1:25] – Language & Shape to the Process of Life. [2:49] – Time to Reopen Heart to Hope. [6:05] – It Is What You Make of It. [7:54] – Why is This the Message This Moment? [16:09] – Covid – Now What Can You Do? [19:12] – How Do We Shift the Mindset to the People to Let Them Know It’s What We Make of It? [19:12] – “No, Homey, You’re NOT Enough!” [22:05] – Bridge. [35:23] – Lay at Your Feet. [46:46] – Trust God, Bro. [47:50] – Ultimate Outcome.
265 - It is What You Make of It: A Conversation with Justin McRoberts
The Thriving Christian Artist
Ever heard that saying, “It is what it is?” It’s often said in the context of something that we can’t change, something that feels too big for us to tackle. My guest this week, Justin McRoberts, is determined to change this sentiment from “It is what it is” to “It is what you make of it.” In this episode of The Thriving Christian Artist podcast, Justin and I talk about how when we’re tempted to throw up our hands and say “It is what it is,” what we really need to do is to throw up our hands to the Lord and say, “I feel powerless. I need help.” The truth is, God doesn’t care what we accomplish - He cares about who we are becoming in the process, in the shift to “It is what you make it.” It’s the process, not the product, that really matters to Him.Be sure to check out Justin’s book, It Is What You Make Of It,” on Amazon:https://www.amazon.com/What-You-Make-Creating-Something/dp/0785239804/And connect with Justin at http://justinmcroberts.com/Connect with Matt online at https://www.matttommeymentoring.com or on Instagram and Facebook @thethrivingchristianartistYou can also watch this podcast on YouTube! Head on over to youtube.com/mjtommey to check it out!
How to Deal with Rejection and Make a Difference in the World: Guest Interview with Justin McRoberts
Ten Minute Bible Talks Devotional Bible Study
Ever feel burdened down and hopeless with how things are? Want to make a difference but unsure how? Get some encouragement from Justin McRoberts, author of It Is What You Make of It, as he talks to Pastor Patrick Miller in this episode. Interested in more content like this? Scroll down for more resources and related episodes, including What is God’s Will?, Am I Really Up to the Task, God?, and How Can I Leave a Lasting Impact on the World?Like this content? Make sure to leave us a rating and share it with others, so others can find it too. Use #asktmbt to connect with us, ask questions, and suggest topics. We'd love to hear from you!To learn more, visit our website and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @TheCrossingCOMO and @TenMinuteBibleTalks. Outline0:25 - “It is what it is?”: Justin McRoberts 5:45 - It Is What You Make of It book10:00 - How Can I Leave a Lasting Impact on the World?15:10 - How to Love Your Neighbor20:15 - How to respond to rejection and failure24:00 - Do Americans Work Too Hard? Or Not Hard Enough?26:20 - Am I Really Up to the Task, God?28:00 - What Is God’s Will?30:15 - Prayer for audience31:55 - Subscribe. Rate. Share. SocialFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/TenMinuteBibleTalksInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/thecrossingcomo/Twitter: https://twitter.com/tmbtpodcast ReferencesJustin McRoberts: http://justinmcroberts.com/It is What You Make of It: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/58211333-it-is-what-you-make-of-it 3 ResourcesWhat Is God’s Will?: https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/media-feeds/what-is-gods-will-do-you-really-want-to-know-it/ “Do Something” by Matthew West: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_RjndG0IX8 RelatedHow to Love Your Neighbor: https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/podcasts/how-to-love-your-neighbor-an-interview-with-chris-and-elizabeth-mckinney/ How Can I Leave a Lasting Impact on the World: https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/podcasts/how-can-i-leave-a-lasting-impact-on-the-world-you-only-need-ten-minutes/ Do Americans Work Too Hard? Or Not Hard Enough?: https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/podcasts/do-americans-work-too-hard-or-not-hard-enough/ Am I Really Up to the Task, God?: https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/podcasts/am-i-really-up-to-the-task-god-my-favorite-verses-isaiah-6-8/
#115: Creating something great from what you've been given (with Justin McRoberts)
This week on The Puddcast I am joined by Justin McRoberts. Justin’s focus is on helping people live generous lives that faithfully do good work in the world around them. He’s a musician, a writer, a coach, and he hosts the @Sea podcast. We talked all about the process of becoming, trying something, failing, refining your understanding of your own passions and pivoting around those things in order to create something amazing out of whatever life has handed you, all themes from his new book, It is What You Make of It: Creating Something Great from What You’ve been Given.Order It Is What You Make of It: Creating Something Great from What You’ve Been Given by Justin McRobertsLearn more at justinmcroberts.comFind his music on Spotify, Apple Music, etc.Listen to his podcast, @Sea with Justin McRobertsFollow Justin on Instagram.Support the show and my other work, at jonathanpuddle.com/supportOrder my trauma-informed 30-day devotional, You Are Enough: Learning to Love Yourself the Way God Loves You.Find every book or resource I’ve talked about recently on my Amazon storefront, in Canada, the United States or the United Kingdom.
"Good religion takes us deeper into our own humanity." This week Justin McRoberts and I discuss our perspectives on religious practices, whether they can be healthy and helpful, and what that might look like. Nietzsche, Heiddeger, and Camus are just a few names that come up over the course of this conversation. This is the first in-person interview for the show, filmed in the evening in front of my 1969 Airstream Trailer, The Curiosity. Justin McRoberts is a musician, writer, and speaker. His new book is called "It Is What You Make of It: Creating Something Great from What You’ve Been Given"The book on amazon:https://www.amazon.com/What-You-Make-Creating-Something-ebook/dp/B08L71Y5CY/Learn more about Justin:http://www.justinmcroberts.comhttp://www.twitter.com/justinmcroberts