Called For More with Krista Pettiford

Hey Beloved! Your calling is more than the work you do. In the world, your calling is your vocation. In Christ, your calling is an invitation from God to have a relationship with Him, to become who He called you to be, do the good works He created you to do, enjoy the life He planned for you. Join Krista Pettiford each week for a conversation that explores how to live out your calling through every season of life with clarity, confidence, courage, and authenticity. Krista is a mom of four young adults and an empty-nester. She is an award-winning author and speaker and the host of the annual Called Conference. Krista led the women’s ministry for more than twelve years and still leads prayer ministry at her local where she's been a member for more than twenty years. Krista has a B.A. in Biblical Studies from Southern California Seminary and an A.S. in Computer Science. By day she is an IT Manager for a large corporation in Southern California where she lives near her children and family.
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Nov 20, 2020
Hey Beloved, In this episode I'm sharing more about how to heal so your soul can prosper with soul prosperity scriptures throughout this biblical teaching.
1. Go beyond the fruit of your wound to the root of your wound. (Matthew 3:10)
2. Invite Jesus into that place to heal you. (Luke 4:17)
3. Cultivate what matters - a healthy, eternal, abundant life. (3 John 2)
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Nov 12, 2020

Hey Beloved, in this episode, I'm sharing my healing journey from trauma and dysfunction to healing my soul.

I've learned from my own experiences how vital healing is to our souls prospering.

3 John 2 says, "Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers."

Your soul can't prosper until your soul heals. You can pretend your O.K., you can be successful in different arenas but unhealed hurts will catch up with you and manifest in different areas of your life.

The trauma that you ignore creates strongholds which then becomes the breeding ground for the enemy to work in your life through dysfunction, toxic relationships, soul ties, and cycles that keep you going in circles instead of moving forward. Heal, sis!

Take the time you need to allow Jesus to heal your heart and your soul so your life can prosper and be what God purposed it should - beautiful, flourishing, and good.

The acronym the Lord gave me for the word HEAL is healthy eternal abundant life. This is the kind of soul prosperity that is the result of healing that only Jesus can do.


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Nov 6, 2020

Hey Beloved, in this episode I'm sharing God's jealous love for us and how we are to respond to Him jealousy as individual members of His body and corporately as His bride.

As Christians, we've been bought with a price, the precious blood of Jesus Christ. When we put anything or anyone above or before Him, He will come after it with a vengeance until we lay it down and give our affections, loyalty, and love back to Him. 

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Oct 27, 2020

Hey Beloved, in this episode, I'm sharing the reasons and the purpose of detours and how to know if God has led you into a detour or if your detour came about by your own doing.

A self-initiated detour happens when you avoid doing things God's way because you think you know a better way or a faster way.

But these kinds of detours will only delay you from reaching your destiny. However, when you're in a God-ordained detour it's because He knows you're not yet ready for what's on a faster path.

The detours He leads you down are to prepare you for the heavier weight of glory that you will carry when your spiritual strength has come to maturity.

Whether you caused your own detour or God led you into a detour, know that delays are not denials. Don't give up! God by His grace, He will lead you back to the path that leads to His purpose and plan for you if you commit your way to Him. 

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Oct 15, 2020

Hey Beloved, in this episode, I'm sharing how the know the difference between what is good and what is from God. 

Good things, or that which seems good often distract us from what God has called us to do.

We're in our first week of the 28-Day Lifestyle Reset Challenge. If you need help discerning the God things from the good things this episode will help you understand how to choose God and get your focus back.

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Oct 8, 2020

Hey Beloved, in this episode, I'm sharing more about the 28-Day Lifestyle Reset Challenge and how it will benefit you. 

In the story of Martha and Mary, the Bible says, Martha was distracted with much serving but Mary chose the good portion that could not be taken away, (see Luke 10: 38-42).

Martha was doing good things but Jesus said Mary had chosen the one thing that necessary, the good portion that had eternal value. 

This lifestyle reset will help you reprioritize your life around that which has eternal value by learning to choose what is good and beneficial for you in this season. 

Listen to the episode for a deeper dive into what a lifestyle reset can do for you!

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Oct 2, 2020

Hey Beloved,

In this episode, I'm kicking off Vlogtober with an introduction to my upcoming book, by sharing some of the letters from my younger-self to the woman I've become. 

These letters were written about three years ago, at the intersection of midlife just before I turned forty-five. 

At that time I was stuck in an expired season, waiting for change to come. Then one day while sitting on my couch after my mother passed away I had an encounter with my younger self. 

In that moment, she became the mirror I saw my past, my present, and my future through. The voice of my younger self became the catalyst that led to taking the reins and bravely changing the course of my life. 

My hope in sharing my story is that you would have some conversations with your younger self that lead to brave change. 

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Sep 24, 2020

Hey Beloved, in this episode, I'm sharing how to live out the beauty of the gospel in everyday life by learning to choose what matters most to you, focusing on what's important, and being present.

Join me for the next 28-Day Lifestyle Reset Challenge, beginning October 4th, 2020.

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Sep 11, 2020

Hey Beloved, in this video I'm sharing biblical teaching on what's in a name and the power of a good name.

A few things that are in a good name are honor, character, reputation, report, and authority.

I am teaching how each of the things makes a good name and what happens to a person when their name is associated with the opposite of any of these good things.

God is going to restore your good name so that when people think of you or hear your name they associate your name with blessings, favor, honor, character, reputation, report, and authority.

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This teaching is meant to take you deeper into the prophetic word I released on YouTube titled, Prophetic Word September 2020 /5781 - God Is Going to Bless Your Name.

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Sep 3, 2020

Hey Beloved, in the episode I'm sharing four things I found during my furlough reset. Because to be honest, these things were lost someplace deep inside of me. 

I found freedom - from busyness and doing too much.  Freedom to get back to being myself.  Freedom to try new things even if I fail. Freedom to be honest with me. Freedom to slow down. 

I found my focus. I gained clarity and learned to focus on one a few things that really matter to me. I was able to focus on being thankful and grateful instead of complaining and comparing. 

I found within myself the ability to forgive others as well as myself. Through healthy introspection, I was able to let go of old resentments and blaming others and myself for things that no longer matter. 

I found that finishing.  With clarity and a clean slate, I was able to finish the goals I set for myself. But I also learned to let go of people, be done with things, seasons, and be ok with saying goodbye. 

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Aug 27, 2020

Hey Beloved, in this episode, I'm sharing how to overcome the self-defeating mindsets that keep you from being who God called you to be and doing what He created you to do.

Erroneous mindsets become stronghold when you continue to entertain them.

They rise up at different stages in your walk with Christ to hinder you from moving forward in the direction God is calling you.

You overcome self-defeating mindsets by replacing lies with truth and acting on what God says about you. 

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Aug 20, 2020

Hey Beloved, in this episode, I'm sharing how busyness can keep you from winning in life and four things you can do to help you stay focused on what really matters. 

Don't take on more than you can handle or are called by God to do. Learn to say no without letting people talk you back into doing things that overwhelm you. Take care of yourself and be present in your life. 

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Aug 13, 2020

Hey Beloved in this episode, I'm sharing my story of how one of my God-given dreams came to pass suddenly after more than ten years. It was my dedication to my dreams during the years that my dreams were on hold that helped me be prepared when God said, "now is the time."

When God gives you a vision, it is for an appointed time and purpose.

He often gives dreams in the nigh seasons of life more so than the happy times. 

When God gives you a dream or a vision, the first thing to do is write it down. 

What God's shown you and what He is going to do at the set time is probably bigger than you could think or imagine so often times He sends you into a season of preparation that may be hard to understand.

Don't give up on your dreams when you go through seasons that look like setbacks, detours, and delays, in the end, things will come together just as they should. 

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Aug 6, 2020
Hey, Beloved, in this episode, I'm sharing God's call to do the works He created you to do.
Ephesians 2:10 says, "For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.”
The works God calls you to do has everything to do with how He created you - the gift, talents, and abilities He's given you and your new identity in Christ.
However, your calling doesn't unfold according to your plans but according to God's plan and His timing.
In God's plan, you are called to do different things in different seasons. But everything you do for God, big or small is part of the good works God created you to do and His plan for you.
So, don’t despise small beginnings or the ebbs and flows of life that come as you walk out your calling through the different seasons of your life.
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Jul 29, 2020

The call of God is more than the work you do. It's an invitation from God to have a relationship with Him, to become the woman He called you to be, to do the works He created you to do and to live a victorious life.

In this episode, I'm sharing how God shapes you into the women He's called you to be by the power of His love, acceptance, and beauty. 


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Jul 23, 2020

In this episode, I'm sharing from the book of Ephesians chapter one what it means to know God as Father. He desires to have an intimate relationship with you.

Your calling from God is more than the works you do. Secularly speaking, a calling is your vocation but Biblically speaking your calling is an invitation from God to, first of all, have a relationship with Him then to be who He called you to be, to do the good works He created you to do and win life.  

You are accepted in the Beloved.  Your approval from God does not come from the works you do but it comes from His grace and love for you.

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Jul 16, 2020

Hey Beloved,

Your calling is more than the work you do. Your calling from God begins with an invitation to have a relationship with Him, then to be who He called you to be, do the good works He created you to do, and to win in life.

Since we are called to win, in this episode, I share how to be resilient in this season and keep a winning mindset.

Regardless of your circumstances, you can learn to stretch, be flexible, spring back, and recover quickly from any difficulties you face.

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Jul 9, 2020

He Beloved, in this episode, I'm sharing four practical strategies that will help you prepare to pivot successfully if you are in a season of transition. 

Here they are listed in order. In this episode, I take a deep dive into what it looks like to really walk each step out. 

1. Reimagine your future - paint a new picture

2. Create a plan based on your God-given vision

3. Do a SWOT analysis of your plan.

4. Count the cost - what you will have to give up to gain the future you want to obtain. (Luke 14: 28)


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Jul 1, 2020

In this episode, I'm sharing some truth about surrendering what you want to do to do what God called you to do. It's not always easy to lay down what you thought you would be doing for the thing God asks you to do but it's always worth it.

Saying yes to God will change the trajectory of your life in a good way. This message will challenge you to take an honest look at why you are doing what you're doing. Is it for God and His kingdom or to build your own influence? 

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Jun 27, 2020
Hi Beloved, in this episode, I'm sharing a message I did on  Facebook Live, a prophetic teaching based on a prophetic word the Lord gave me about not allowing anyone to take our crowns.
Yesterday morning as I woke up, the Lord told me to go back to the beginning and read the book of Genesis. Then later in the day said to me, "let no man take your crown," and He told me to read Revelations 3:11.
What I learned is that Adam and Eve were deceived out of their place with God in the same way the devil tries to deceive Christians into not following God's commands so that we lose focus, get off track and not finish our race and thus lose our crowns.
The way not to lose your crown as Paul teachings in 2 Timothy 4:1-8, is to continue in your faith, endure to the end and finish your race. Oh... also don't mind the new cut. I did a big chop. Video coming soon.
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Jun 18, 2020
Hey Beloved, in this episode, I am sharing how to successfully transition into your new beginning when your season has shifted.
These steps will help you gain the clarity, confidence, and courage to take the reins and do what God called you to do. We entered a new prophetic season, 5780 on the Biblical calendar last September, and God has shifted His people into new beginnings.
However, some people have not shifted and are overdue for a change but have been unwilling to take the reins.
1. Pause long enough to calm your soul and process where you’ve been, where you’re at, and where you want to go.
2. Pray until God reveals His plan for you, gives you a new prophetic vision and clear direction (even if it’s just one step forward).
3. Prepare for your new beginning by counting the cost of your actions before you pursue the new thing in front of you.
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Jun 9, 2020

Hey Beloved, in this episode, I'm sharing four reasons you question your calling.

The truth is God would never call you to do something He did not already equip you and prepare you to do.

I remember when the Lord called me to do my first Called Conference. I was afraid. I questioned if I had what it takes. I questioned if anybody would come. I questioned if what God had given me to share was something that women hadn't already heard and if they would want to hear it again from me.

It took courage, but I chose to move by faith and obey God anyway, and the Lord met me at every stage. The sad thing is, even after God did exceedingly above what I had dared to imagine, I still questioned EVERYTHING.

Sometimes we can be our worst critics. You can be called and chosen and paralyze your own progress by choosing not to believe what God says about you and focusing your attention on all the what-ifs.

What that really means is you don't trust God completely. You are still self-reliant, trying to figure things out on your own and control a God-ordained thing.

After a while, what you focus on will begin to define you and create a box that will confine you. The box is easier to get in than to get out - the devil's plan to keep you stuck.

My advice to you whom God has called to do something that you know is BIGGER than you...

1. Take the first step

2. Shut out the voices

3. Obey God and leave the results to Him

4. Stay focused on what you know God said about you.

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Jun 6, 2020

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My guest for episode #8 is Sharon Pearce, the founder and executive director of Silent Voices Pregnancy Care Center. 

I reached out to Sharon when I shared my story of having had an abortion at our annual women's conference several years ago and then had several women come to me silently via texts and email to thank me for sharing my story and to share their stories with me. I reached out to her to be able to refer some for follow-up who need more counseling. Then a few months ago a saw Sharon at a ministry event and asked her to be on the podcast. During our chat, Sharon shared her story of working in the abortion industry and how that affected her to the point of a mental breakdown, and how God in His mercy healed her and lead her to start Silent Voices to help women make the decision to keep their babies. Sharon's mission is to help women make the decision to keep their babies and to support them through motherhood, and bring healing to those women who have had abortions. Maybe you've never had an abortion but you've experienced God's grace giving you beauty for the ashes of something you've been through. Maybe you know someone who's had an abortion. If so, would you please share this podcast with them. Either way, I'm sure as always that you will see a little of yourself in Sharon story of God's love, acceptance, and beauty shaping her identity and the way she lives out her faith.

What Silent Voices Offers:

Silent Voices offers a host of confidential services including free pregnancy tests, counseling and loving support to women facing unplanned or crisis pregnancies who often feel pressured to have an abortion throughout their pregnancies. Silent Voices has two support groups - Bridges to Motherhood for any woman who is either pregnant or has recently had a baby, who is looking for support, friendship and assistance and Post Abortion Healing & Recovery Group which is done as a weekend experience, plus Bible Studies. They also offer sex, pregnancy, and abortion education, natural family planning, as well as help and counseling for those women who choose to have abortions.  

  Sharon's Motto/Verse:

"Sing, O barren one, who did not bear; break forth into singing and cry aloud, you who have not been in labor! For the children of the desolate one will be more than the children of her who is married,” says the Lord." (Isaiah 54:1)

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Jun 5, 2020

Hey Beloved, in this episode, I'm sharing a word of encouragement from the book of Esther.

Just as with Esther, there is a call to God's daughters for such a time as this. Even though it will take courage to do what God has called you to do, He has called you to the Kingdom, not to remain silent but to rise up and use your influence and your voice to affect change against injustice and the racial prejudice of our day.

If you choose to remain silent, deliverance will come from somewhere else, but one day it might be you that needs someone to stand again oppression with you.

Esther found the clarity and confidence she needed to do the hard thing through fasting and prayer.

Three ways that you can affect change beginning now is to be the bridge that brings those that are disconnected together. Bring solutions to the table instead of opinions and mindsets that keep us divided. Be led by love in your thinking, your conversations, and your actions. Please subscribe, like, and share this video.

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Jun 3, 2020

Het Beloved, in this episode, I'm sharing the audio from the Facebook live conversation I had with my friends. Yesterday I had a moment of sadness that led to doing a Facebook live to ask other people how they are doing.

The live video and the comments that followed brought clarity, actionable solutions, and support. 

If you are part of the body of Christ you have a responsibility to respond to injustice no matter how uncomfortable it may make you feel and to do it with love and compassion.

As God's daughters, we are to be the bridges that bring people together. Bring the solution that leads to healing and justice and do so with love as Christ witnesses.

Saturday morning in prayer at 8:30 AM got to go before the King to change the edict that allows injustice to continue against Black people and for God to expose those who stand for justice and those who oppose it with silence.

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"And Mordecai told them to answer Esther: “Do not think in your heart that you will escape in the king’s palace any more than all the other Jews. For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” Then Esther told them to reply to Mordecai: “Go, gather all the Jews who are present in [c]Shushan, and fast for me; neither eat nor drink for three days, night or day. My maids and I will fast likewise. And so I will go to the king, which is against the law; and if I perish, I perish!” (Esther 4:13-16)

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