Monday, September 1, 2014

Roles, Interests, Values, and Goals

Your God given roles, interests, values,  and goals live them with all you got. Otherwide we are just existing until we die.

Roles-spouse, child, friend, parent, leader, job, ministry, etc
Take a moment a right down five of your roles.  If you don't write them don't they will float around in your head without much impact (generalized statement).  

Interests-art, music, gardening, decorating, sewing, writing, reading, etc
Take a moment a right down five of your interests

Values, worship, service, giving, love, joy, peace, etc
Take a moment a right down five of your values

Goals- buy a house, car, go on vacation to Europe, get married, have children, buy an ipad, etc
Take a moment a right down five of your goals

If we do not through prayer, wisdom, experience, and right advice figure all four life will lack meaning, joy, and beauty.  Dream about these at the same time being realistic.  Have faith that they will come about, and over time we will be surprised what we will become.  I believe the best way to do this is by connecting with Jesus and asking him to lead you in all four areas.  We do this through prayer, Scripture, his church, communion, baptism, serving, etc.    

Let us apply ourselves to the business of life while life lasts.  At death there is nothing else we can do, plan, know, or understand.  All will be settled our race will be complete.  We don’t get to decide when that is.  We only get  to decide what will do with what we have, the present.  Yesterday's gone on down the river and you can't get it back.  One day it will be too late to mend the errors of life, too late to repent and make our peace with God, too late to lay up anything in store for eternal life, and too late to make our good , God given life of use.  It must be done now or never.  Today is the day. Jesus said, "As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work."  One day I will die, but today I am alive.  Think I will stay and enjoy, at least for today.  What will I do with this day.  

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