The schedules, the post-it notes, the school notices, the work emails, the texts, the normal-to-do list has literally led to personal paralysis during different seasons of my adult life. I have teetered between drinking more coffee and drinking more wine to manage, but the real winner has proven to be…
the WHOLE tub of Double Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip Ice Cream and a massive personal time out!
Yes, I said it, “TIME OUT!”
I have taken the best naps, discovered my favorite books, giggled until my belly ached from watching romantic comedies, and found order in my chaos while completely unplugging. The result: peace. order. rejuvenation.
Although my list never shortens, my brain completes the human version of a defragmentation (or clean up) while unplugged and magically life seems completely manageable when I plug back in. In fact, the fun things I want to do also seem possible!
I recently read a quote:
“The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score a goal.” – Bob Copeland
My personal interpretation and reflection on this quote:
… goals are milestones towards a vision.
… a vision is compilation of ideas, thoughts, passions that are my ultimate game – my own life.
At the end of my earthly time, I truly want to say, “I lived well! I gave it my all. I won the game!” I needed a plan with goals that led to the vision I had in my head and on my heart!
Plugging into You
For many years, I definitely felt reactionary as a wife and mom – running up and down the field and not scoring the goals. I also didn’t feel like I was winning at much either. And, this is the trouble when we don’t have a clear vision. We spend our days running errands, running the house, driving the kids to events, and reacting to the demands of work, while feeling physically and emotionally depleted. Although these activities are important and our role as a wife and mother is significant, who we were before marriage, before kids, before work seems to be invisible. Our personal desires, our goals, our dreams, and ultimately our visions of the future vanish! The result, running up and down the field of life and never scoring the goals towards winning the ultimate game – the vision and purpose placed upon our hearts.
Our personal vision is not selfish. In fact, our vision is God-directed and appointed for a divine purpose. When we dig deep and trust God’s work in our life, and bravely step towards the vision we will score goals along the way. You want to know what is even more powerful? When you, your spouse, and your kids have personal and family goals and visions together, the experience is truly beyond your wildest dreams.
Perhaps you’re feeling frazzled at this moment in time, let this be encouragement to take a personal time out! Let your brain clean up the unnecessary fragments of your life so you can rest in sense of peace and rejuvenation.
Your Vision is a Game Changer
When you’re ready to start your own personal vision, click here for a FREE download to our Vision Guide. Our first goal is to fall Fiercely in Love with all aspects of your life. When each area or each role of your life has a vision that is connected to your heart, discernment with your time becomes easier and your focus gains clarity. In the time that you’d have, you will start to realize how God can strategically fill those moments with experiences just for you – little goals, little wins, little gains towards that which fills your heart.
Your vision is the game changer to living life with intentionality and purpose.
But, be warned, if all this visions simply stay in your head and don’t make it to your heart… the possibility of realization diminishes. Go ahead… write your vision and let your heart fall fiercely in love with who God designed you to be and become!
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