Sunday, January 24, 2016 8:11 AM

DAY FOURTEEN - SIMPLIFY

Sunday, January 24, 2016 8:11 AM
Sunday, January 24, 2016 8:11 AM

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. 
Proverbs 3:5-6

Trusting God and leaning on Him for the answers you need is the most liberating way to SIMPLIFY your life. Seeking Him to help define what needs to be added to our lives and what should be removed- will greatly reduce our stress over the many decisions we must make to move forward each day toward our goal. 

BUSY-SICKNESS, TIME-POVERTY, CAREER CONFUSION, LACK OF FULFILLMENT are all debilitating reasons for choosing to SIMPLIFY our lives. This should not be a temporary focus but a shift toward intentionality that lasts. 

Key ingredients in the RECIPE FOR SIMPLICITY

  • WRITE DOWN HOW YOU SPEND MOST OF YOUR TIME
  • CIRCLE ACTIVITIES YOU WANT TO LIMIT 
  • LIMIT DECISIONS THAT TAX YOUR ATTENTION: FOOD, MEDIA, PERSONAL APPOINTMENTS 
  • PURSUE THINGS THAT FEED YOUR SOUL
  • LET YOUR IMAGINATION SOAR ON IDEAS FOR HOW YOU COULD DO MORE OF WHAT YOU LOVE TO DO. 
  • FORMULATE GOALS
  • WRITE ACTIONABLE STEPS
  • HONOR YOUR FEELINGS (WHAT YOU LIKE AND DON’T LIKE)
  • BREAK OUT OF THE FAMILIAR

Following the recipe above, begin to imagine and describe what a day in your life might look like when you are living out your dreams. This description is a “VISION STATEMENT” that should inspire and invigorate you. Include all the important areas and relationships and how they “feel to you” in that future space. This exercise is not unlike asking someone, “Where do you see me in five years?” BECAUSE IN EVERY SENSE THIS IS OUR PRAYER TODAY. We are asking Him exactly that. Let’s join Pastor Kathy’s powerful focused prayer of agreement as we seek His direction for His vision for our lives and future. 

Father, my Most High God; you are my direction. 

You give me focus and follow through! Everything that would distract me from the greater goal must go in the name of Jesus!  According to Romans 8:28.... 

Thank You for making everything that's happened in my life whether negative or positive work for my good. Release the right words to me so I can be ready to share my story that will give you Glory! I am made an overcomer by the word of my testimony. 

In Jesus name! Amen!!

 

EVERY VISION STATEMENT SHOULD BE: 

  1. DESCRIPTIVE 
  2. INSPIRING
  3. ASPIRING 

QUOTE of the DAY: IF YOU CAN’T EXPLAIN IT SIMPLY, YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND IT WELL ENOUGH. - ALBERT EINSTEIN 

 

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