Last weekend at church, the pastor's sermon focused on how we can continue to seek God (even after our annual 21 days of prayer) and how we can use John Maxwell's Rule of 5 to help us. Pastor challenged us to make a list of five things that we can do every single day, and in doing our chosen five, we have to be intentional, be practical, be consistent, and expect results. I've noticed that over the past few months, my fervor for life and ambition have wained. It's like I'm just existing but not really living-- and I can't stand feeling like that. When I created my list of 5, I wanted the things I chose to help bring joy, happiness, and light back into my life. My five things include:
1) Thank/Talk to God
2) Read + Journal in my Bible
3) Spend 30 minutes with my dog, Steeler
4) Write down three positive/good things that happened that day
5) Listen to 1 new sermon/ Christ focused podcast
It's only Wednesday, but I can already see a change. Granted, I haven't successfully completed 5 out of 5 just yet, but I can usually get 3 out of 5. The biggest change I've experienced thus far is how I deal with my current job. I'm blessed to have a job and benefits that many others do not have. But I struggle to handle the tense and chaotic environment at work. Instead of harping on what's wrong each day, I've focused more on taking care of what I can. I'm not superwoman, so I can't do everything, but I can do some things; specifically what my duties and tasks are. So, that's what I've decided to do! And when I tell you, I am so much more relaxed and positive this week. (Last week was seriously atrocious! I slept all weekend to recover!!!) Here are a few verses to help you conquer the rest of your week!
2 Timothy 1:7 says, "for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
John 16:33 says, "I have spoken these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world."
*verses are from the ESV version of The Holy Bible
Hello, I'm Margo.
25 year old laid-back lady currently pursuing my MBA in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Just using my blog to share my growing faith, evolving style, favorite recipes, and exciting travels with you!
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