Wednesday, April 01, 2015

An Idea to Try for 3 Weeks

You’re not a Nobody; you’re a Somebody.  
You’re not going about life haphazardly; 
you have things to do, 
and you can focus 
and succeed. 
        Here’s a suggestion that you focus on one word the first thing in the morning for the 7 days of the week.  Try it for three weeks.  Test your ability to give the day’s word an emphasis that improves your outlook.
Sunday      Committed
Monday      Alert
Tuesday      Determined
Wednesday  Energetic
Thursday  Observing
Friday        Learning
Saturday     Praying 
        Write the seven words on small slips of paper, or copy on 3x5 cards or write out on large post-it slips.  Say, you’re starting and today is Wednesday.  Have the big word ENERGETIC to consider.  Read it, say it out loud, give it a quick overview.  Maybe ask yourself a couple of questions as you get moving around this morning.  Maybe ask, “When was I the most energetic?”  or “What has hindered me from being energetic these last few days?”  or “How can I improve today by having the goal of Energetic?”
        Tomorrow read the next strip, and use your imagination as you focus on this word as a goal. 
        You do it for seven days?  OK, go ahead and do it again next week, and then the third week.  This mental exercise may challenge you to set some do-able goals, as well as devise some methods to improve your personal commitment, your alert state of mind, your determination, your energy levels, your ability to observe and learn, and your desire to be faithful in prayer.  
“I can do all things through Christ, Who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13.

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by Elaine Hardt ©2015