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 Resetting - Renewing - Restoring - Rejoicing


GO ON AND BEGIN THE WORK: TIME FOR A COURSE CORRECTION
Tuesday; May 22, 2018
The LORD will open the heavens, the storehouse of his bounty, to send rain on your land in season and to bless all the work of your hands. You will lend to many nations but will borrow from none. Deuteronomy 28:12
TODAY’S CHALLENGE – GET CREATIVE. Time to think outside the box – time to think beyond what you can see – time to be all that is within you – time to unleash you. Sometimes you have to start at the end. For God has told us in Isaiah 46:10 that He makes known the end from the beginning. And He tell us in Zechariah 4:10 do not despise small beginnings. So GET CREATIVE!
GO ON AND BEGIN THE WORK: TIME FOR A COURSE CORRECTION. Calvin Coolidge stated: “Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan Press On! has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.” GO ON AND BEGIN THE WORK: TIME FOR A COURSE CORRECTION
The path of the righteous is like the morning sun, shining ever brighter till the full light of day. Proverbs 4:18
GO ON AND BEGIN THE WORK: TIME FOR A COURSE CORRECTION. So you got off-track with your goal. It happens. Behavior change takes time and perseverance. Beating yourself up over a short-term setback will only keep you stuck. Instead, forgive yourself, and start fresh today. I’m about to tell you something that, at first, may seem kind of crazy. But bear with me. You can be off course more than 90% of the time, experience regular setbacks, and still accomplish your goals and dreams. The “problem” isn’t getting off-course; that is a necessary and even welcome part of life. The problem is failing to correct. Your path in life will not be a straight shot. You will constantly be veering to the left, then right, and back left again. But as long as you can recognize that you have gotten off the path and take corrective action, you’ll be fine. When you have a larger setback, you may need to change your direction entirely. I had to change direction because of things that are beyond my control -  but that doesn’t mean I won’t get where I’m going. It’s inevitable that you will be blown off-course, and you must be prepared for this. In fact, a huge part of living an interesting life is taking risks. When you take risks, you will experience setbacks. They are an inherent part of the well-lived life, and that is totally okay. GO ON AND BEGIN THE WORK: TIME FOR A COURSE CORRECTION
You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Matthew 5:14
GO ON AND BEGIN THE WORK: TIME FOR A COURSE CORRECTION. Something that I’ve started doing very recently is to spend about a half hour every Sunday for a weekly planning and review session. For the review part, I’ll ask myself what went well and what went poorly over the past week, with an eye towards any lessons or generalizations I can take from it. For the planning part, I’ll think about my goals for the upcoming week in various areas; spiritual, relationships, physical/exercise, business, work, financial, social, hobbies, etc. And oh yeah, make sure you write this stuff down. I have a separate notebook for this, and it probably comes out to a page a week. I can read over my goals each morning, and it helps me know what is important for that day. This is such an easy thing to do with such a high return, it seems like it should be a no-brainer for most people. It’s also helpful to take a long view of your life sometimes. Project your beliefs or actions into the future. In other words, ask yourself: if I continue to believe the same things I believe now (or do the same things I do now), what will my life look like in 1 year, 2 years, 5, 10, 20, or 50 years? Spend some time meditating on this question. GO ON AND BEGIN THE WORK: TIME FOR A COURSE CORRECTION
"Behold, the former things have come to pass, Now I declare new things; Before they spring forth I proclaim them to you." Isaiah 42:9
TODAY AND EACH DAY:
Delight in the happiness within as you allow it to flow out from you. And let life experience itself in a new and beautiful way.
 
GO ON AND BEGIN THE WORK: TIME FOR A COURSE CORRECTION
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Pamela Guy-Strayhorn 
901/210-8393 
BUT THOSE WHO WAIT ON THE LORD SHALL RENEW THEIR 
STRENGTH; THEY SHALL MOUNT UP WITH WINGS LIKE 
EAGLES, THEY SHALL RUN AND NOT BE WEARY, THEY 
SHALL WALK AND NOT FAINT. Isaiah 40:31