There’s one more of these I want to share with you. This is the easiest exercise by far and I promise it has potential to bring priorities into focus like nothing else. (It’s also given me attitude adjustments on several occasions 🙂 )
Ask yourself this:
What do I want my story to say in five years, about my life today?
Let me explain…this little exercise was in a message that Andy Stanley taught several years ago. He explained that every phase we live through, in retrospect, becomes part of our story. Think about it, if you’re telling someone about your high school years, you condense it into a paragraph or into a small piece of the whole of your life.
So, do that with your life today. In 5 years what do you want your story to say about how you lived today?
Some of you may be in the midst of life altering circumstances like a loss of someone you love, a serious illness, or financial pressures …in 5 years, what do you want to tell someone about how you lived through where you are right now?
But even more sobering I think is that some of us have very little external pressure right now, yet we live negative. Allowing cynicism and stress to steal our days. Too often I’ve entered a chapter of pain in my life and looked back, wishing I’d enjoyed the chapter before.
So whatever your circumstances right now, in 5 years what do you want your story to say about how you’re living today?
I’m actually doing this in my quiet time this week because I’m a little bit stuck in a struggle right now.
What’s your story today my friends? Are you living a chapter free of heavy burdens or are you struggling?
As always, I’d love to pray for you. (You can leave a comment or email me at: rrg723 @ yahoo dot com)
~I’m sending you love sweet ones~