A question I often hear asked is, "How can I be better?"
Jesus loves us just the way we are, but He also wants to both position and deliver us from anything holding us back so that we can be the most spectacular version of ourselves.
I've learnt that a great place to start is to look at what we are doing with our time and thinking about most? Where we are consistently winning and where are we struggling or feel we are messing up. It's then easier to see what changes need to be made and how to build upon those parts of our lives we are happy with.
Another key to developing and continuing to be better in life is to have positive anchor points. We anchor or secure our choices and who we are on what is important and a value to us and who we're seeking to become.
As a result our world starts to come into alignment with our goals, dreams and God's best plan for our lives.
For me, Jesus and what He says in His word, having a daily quiet time, exercising, doing something every day to pursue my goals and dreams, being creative, and spending time with my husband and family are some of my main anchor points on which I secure my life.
Combining these anchor points within a daily routine will keep you focused and moving forward. You'll become far more productive, feel in control, and gain mental and emotional stability.
We become better versions of ourselves when we choose well in life, so I encourage you to carefully determine who and what your anchor points are in life and then order your day accordingly. You can start by:
1.Setting a daily schedule to maximize your time and effectiveness. Have specific times to do the things that will keep you steady, healthy and happy. Choose to offload those pastimes and relationships that are a distraction and lead you down paths you don't need to go.
Buy or download a diary and set some boundaries and guidelines for your day, and plan what you desire to achieve.
As John Maxwell says, "You never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret to your success is found in your daily routine."
2. Doing something every day that moves you toward fulfilling your goals – it may be working on a project, learning from others, getting help to work through issues you are struggling with, or researching your next move. It's consistency that will keep you moving towards fulfilling your goals and being a better you.
As Bruce Lee said, "I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks, but I do fear the man who has practised one kick 10,000 times." – Bruce Lee - Martial arts expert, actor, and director)
"He only is my rock and my salvation, My stronghold; I shall not be greatly shaken." (Psalm 62:2)
"Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time because the days are evil." (Ephesians 5:16)
Prayer: Lord, thank you that you are in control and in you, all things hold together. Please help me secure my life on those anchor points that will hold me steady and remind me to stick to a healthy schedule and routine so that I will continue to grow into the best version of myself. In Jesus name Amen