Josh Collins writes some super blogs! Check out www.thejoshcollins.com. I read his recent blog post and was inspired to follow some of his suggestions, which I would like to share with you, via this excerpt:
A.W. Tozer is considered to be one of the greatest theologians of the 20th century. In his brilliant work The Pursuit of God, he gives us a great list to consider in order to discover our passion. He coins it the 7 Rules of Self-Discovery.
1. What we want most.
2. What we think about most.
3. How we use our money.
4. What we do with our leisure time.
5. The company we enjoy.
6. Who and what we admire.
7. What we laugh at.
I am still in the process of working through these steps. I’m not afraid of introspection and self-analysis (read my blog post https://verawrites.com/2013/07/23/whats-my-motivation/ and its sequel https://verawrites.com/2013/07/30/decision-decisions-motivation-part-2/).
One of my challenges is that I tend to get distracted, and either lose focus or change it. Then I get fragmented and overwhelmed. I’m great at starting things but sometimes I lag partway through enroute to finishing. I try to ‘encourage myself’ – the way David did before he fought Goliath. To remember past successes, and victories; to focus on achievements, and then to build on those while continuing to praise and celebrate God’s faithfulness.
Still, these delays and detours are part of the process – this thing called life. Think of a jigsaw puzzle. You can’t put all the pieces together simultaneously – but isn’t it exciting when you get a section done? When you begin to see that part of the picture? And having that section complete then helps you fit the other pieces in around it. And the process continues…
If you are there too, then be kind to yourself. Celebrate where you are now – compared to where you were before. Enjoy where you are on the way to where you are going (to quote Joyce Meyer).