Pre-script Your Life Story

Take a long look at a new 2012 calendar. Let the realities of 2012 sink in. What do you see? An open schedule? Opportunity? Excitement? Fulfilled dreams? An unwritten story?

It is likely you have only a few days accounted for in 2012 with vacation or meetings. This leaves you a few hundred blank days to write the story of your life. Think about that… YOU get to write your life story!

What story is your calendar going to tell about you 12 months from now? Will you be out of debt? Will you have obtained financial margin? Will you generously meet the needs of others? Will your generosity, compassion, and love write you into the story of a neighbor or stranger’s life? Will you have given your children positive memories? Will your spouse be passionately in love with you? Will you be eating better and living healthier? Will you have a job you love?

What are your dreams? What are the deepest desires of your heart; your core longings? What story do you want your calendar to tell by the end of 2012?

The course of our lives should flow from our desires. When we delight in God, His desires, become our desires. And God longs to give us the desires of our hearts when they align with His desires for us.

“Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this….” (Psalms 37:4-6)

Pre-script your life story for 2012. Take an hour this week, in a quiet place, and ask God to give you the desires of His heart. As dreams and desires come to mind, write them down. Then go back to each idea and write a plan for accomplishing your desire. Some of your dreams will not be able to be accomplished on their own… it will take God’s intervention for them to become reality.

Now for the best part, commit your desires to God daily, begin working the plans you wrote, and see what God does in 2012. The story will be amazing!

“Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.” (Proverbs 16:3)

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