In order for you to move ahead in your life’s purpose, you have found what that entails. I mean can you move forward without a plan. What about having goals? What about being accountable to yourself or have someone else do it for you? No CEO of a major corporation, a General from any of the armed forces or mom will go out into the world without at least a plan for their daily, or weekly tasks. We must have our ABC together.
The first word is moving. Moving means as in motion. I know some of you are saying, Well Duh but are you moving? Are you operating in your gift or just waiting? Gifts come without repents. Our gifts are given at birth and how and when we use them are up to us. To operate or move requires knowing the basics.
Cynthia’s ABC of moving are:
A) Trust God – the scriptures that most represent Trusting God are my all-time favourite is Proverbs 3:5-6. When we trust God for the big and the little in your lives and not in what we think we can get more accomplished. Trusting God is establishing your faith in him. If we don’t trust (rely, depend on) God we will continue to miss the mark. We will repeat the tasks again. When we think we know what to do we need to pray and make sure it lines up with the will of God. Are you going to be the navigator, the driver or a passenger in Gods car? Which one are you?
B) Motion- Once you establish trust you can now get in motion. Move into the areas of where your gift is needed. There is always a need. Let’s say you are a seamstress but you haven’t figured out how to use your gift. Go to the local high school or a nursing home and give a free lesson. You will help others that may want to learn and grow their gifts. Get up and not wait for someone else to tell you what to do. God is already directing you so get in motion.
C) Faith to Faith -While in motion you go from faith to faith. Faith to faith is you become faithful on one level with God and you then move to the next level. Your faith is growing closer to your God-given purpose and away from your personal agenda. Faith can’t be changed to what we want. Faith is our learning and living God’s will so we can give the best to the world.
Most of us would like to hit the ground running but it takes time to move ahead on purpose. Beware of the pitfall of rushing. If you move too swiftly, you can fall or cause someone else to fall. Doubt and worry are others tools that will try to stop you. Reminded yourself of your foundation, Trust God.
Now we are moving let’s make sure we are going in the right direction, Forward. We may get tempted to go back and seat down but onward my Christian sister’s soldiers.
A) Onward – meaning to be in a continuing forward direction. While you are going onward it is only one way. To live a life in purpose, you have to be onward in everything you do. You can’t be on the sidelines expecting greatness. You have to keep going. The path is before you and your feet must be on it.
B) Make Progress- You need to show progress along the way. To do this, you should make goals and plans. One of the newest goal setters or planners is a vision board. That is a great idea. You will need to collect magazines and newspapers. Then get a large piece of construction paper. Cut out pictures and words that represent the things you want to achieve and how you see yourself in the short and long term. Paste them on the board. Hang it up somewhere you will see it daily. This will motivate you to keep making progress. Most people hold vision board parties but you can do it on your own.
I also would suggest that you write out the goals you want to achieve on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. You should have goals of reading at least 30 minutes a day. Whether that on business, inspiration or just for fun. Take time away from the Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Get away from the television and give your mind a good surge of knowledge.
Make quarterly and yearly action steps. Make yourself accountable to God. If you need another person to help you with accountability, find a strong friend willing to pray and watch your progress. Someone that will not pat you on the back but will push you. If you don’t have that then look into a life coach or mentor.
C) Successful Conclusion- the successful conclusion is not at your death. Your success is when you complete your goals or plans. When you have helped transformed someone life and you get a thank you. When you are moving forward in the will of God. Success will not always come in a monetary form. It will show up as a grateful child realizing that you were not mean but loving. It comes when the people at your job respects your choices and will not disrespect you.
When people see you as who you are now and not when you were back then, that is a success. Trust God that as you move forward in faith, you will grow. You will walk onward and not look back. Progress will be seen and you will have success in all areas of your life.
I hope that these ABC’S will be a roadmap for you. Will it be easy? Well, that counts on You.