-how about you? Would you still be whistling Dixie if you had a shoe full of slush? Want to know the secret, “it’s your perception, your philosophy on life.” Yup it’s really that easy
Here’s what I know for sure: “your journey begins today with a choice to walk by faith, to step out, step up, and live life with intent.” -Vicki Tomlinson
I have a dream, and anyone who knows me knows my deepest desires of that dream. On April 1st 2013 (NO JOKE) Time & Abundance became a legal entity, while it had been in motion for over 14 years. It became real on April 1st, 2013. Based on 2 Corinthians 8:13-15
- V.13. For I do not mean that others should be eased and you burdened
- V.14 but by an equality, that now at this time your Abundance may supply their lack, that their Abundance also may supply your lack—that there may be equality.
- V.15. As it is written, “He who gathered much had nothing left over, and he who gathered little had no lack.” (a Exodus 16:18)
Allow yourself to really ponder and think about those words. Write them down and as you go through your day, your week, read them again and ponder as to what they mean to you.
I have pondered and pondered, I have read my notes, reviewed and re-read my journals, looking at the facts, and the analyses of all I have lived and written, leaving my perception and philosophy on life correct. Yet I could not figure out how to create the message that would resonate and get the attention of my reader my target market, and most of all to take action.
See for most of you, you only see what you see. You don’t see the unseen, or the intangible. You fill the pews and appear to be present, you join a Bible Study and study the surface. When do you go deep? When do you really invest in you? When do you shut off the noise of the world and spend time with you? You fill your lives with more and more and yet more, all the while looking for your purpose, that thing that will make you happy. You stay on the busy wagon, too busy to think, to busy to know where the time went. Yet not too busy to go yet another round around the mountain.
I challenge you to a “LOCK DOWN,” a BRAIN DUMP,” a PURGING PARTY,” a reality check of what’s really important.
After many years of doing just this: every 3 to 6 months I plan a couple of days of just me and The Lord, I let everyone know I will be in lock down for the week-end or whatever the 2-3 days planned are. I shut off the world, no cell phone, no TV unless I do a Chip Ingrid or Joyce Myer series those days, no email, just me and The Lord. All my questions, worries and fears come out then I dig deep into His word, I read, I write, I cry, I dig, and I listen. I always come out refreshed with a new insight and focus. It allows me to see things as they are, it allows me to get out of the world’s noise, and see what really matters to me. Where the power of less but better rules. The Disciplined Pursuit of Less as Greg McKeown writes about in his book “essentialism.”
But more important than all, I have grown beyond measure – why life is always a glass half full. You see the obstacle in the way is the way, it’s a stopping point to grow and learn. A time to check your directional true north, a time to make a choice and go with it. Are you living your purpose?
As we share this journey I will share the times I was underwater, in the valley, and on the mountain-yet the glass was always half full. Now I didn’t always see it at the time, yet through journaling I see where it played its part in molding me to be the leader I am today. It’s that slight edge that 1/10 of a percent forward over time. That will take you further than you ever thought possible.
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