Spring Into Action!
We all have things we need to take action on. Many times, we avoid or procrastinate because it all seems overwhelming. But the more we organize our lives, the more we realize that it helps to have a game plan.
S Start with a Thought Inventory
Getting your thoughts down on paper will help you prioritize and start checking those to do items off your list. Create 3 lists: Household Management, Things I LOVE to Do, and a list of things that make up your dreams for the future. Household Management can be people you have to call, ordering home renovation services, changing utility companies, etc. The list of Things I Love to Do is to get on paper things that bring you joy and things you want to to make more time for. The last list is your Futurepace list of your dreams. This can be one dream you have been thinking about for a long time like writing a book. Or it can also be things you want to learn to do in the future. Proverbs 16:3 tells us, "Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans."
P Pray God's Promises
This is one of the most powerful thing you can do. God even asks us to remind Him of His promises. Our Spiritual life needs action too! God tells us, “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock.” Matthew 7:24. One thing I did during my Cancer battle is I typed up a list of scriptures and God's promises and read it everyday. There is extraordinary outcomes when you pray God's word back to him. You will surely succeed in all you do when you walk in God's favor.
R Rehearse for Your Oscar
This means plan your dreams and plan your success. Often, I will meditate on my dreams while I'm falling asleep at night. You must visualize these things on the regular. View yourself walking in your truth and succeeding! I create Vision Boards every year. It helps me to focus on my goals. There's a reason God says in His Word that He will gives us the desires of your heart. He put the desires there. And It's a promise!
I Invest Time in Your Dream
I'm working on my 4th and 5th books right now. When I published my first 3 books, Amazon had this service where they format and design your book as well as the cover. It was easy and streamlined. However, they no longer offer those services. So I am currently researching new avenues for formatting and design. If you want to open your own boutique, start pricing display cabinets and everything you will need to create a beautiful place. If you want to go to Paris, order a French audio book. Just take action towards the kind of life you want to have.
N Notice Your Progress
Keep track of your actions and your lists. Celebrate milestones. When you get your business license...Do something fun to celebrate. Each step of the way, give yourself encouragement. Pat yourself on the back. I am so list-driven, that if I do something that was not on the list... I will add it just for the sheer pleasure of crossing it off my list.
G Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart
We read in Colossians 3:17, "Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.” Colossians 3:17. We can do nothing on our own compared to accomplishing things while walking close to Jesus. Begin to thank God, in advance, for all that He is doing and for His love and faithfulness. Thank God for His favor and blessings. Walking through life with a platform of gratitude gives you a successful foundation to pursue action where needed and to appreciate our blessings.
Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.”
~ 1 Peter 1:13