Top 5

Sunday’s sermon at church has been stuck in my head non-stop since I left the building. Our pastor talked about John Maxwell and referred to a portion from his book “Intentional Living”.  The message was about finding 5 things you are passionate about and do them every single day.

Insert from sermon: Whatever season you are in right now, it won’t change until you take action and change a little. Commit to doing a handful (5) of things every single day that are, or need to be important to you. #Live2018InFocus

Great advice from Pastor Tom. BUT yes, there is my but to this…I cannot find the 5 things I am passionate about. 3 ok-I got that but 5. It concerns me that after ending last year on a high note from where it started, I am stuck at 3 things I want to focus on.  Here is my confession or commitment, I will focus on those 3 things daily and seek God for what those other passions should be. Learning to be open and listening to His will for my life will no doubt adjust my focus into a clear vision for those top 5 priorities.

Disclosure…these top 5 are not the usual order of significance of how you should put importance on people in your life. That order should still be God, spouse, kids, family/friends, everyone else. Put God first and the rest will line itself up.

Here is to living life on purpose.

 

7 thoughts on “Top 5

  1. Blessing says:

    Sometimes we all need to be reminded about beautiful things like this. Thanks very much…..! I’m definitely taking notes 📝

  2. I think I can do this. It is such a great idea. Here are some things I am passionate about.
    Teaching about animals/spirituality/cooking/……
    Spending as much time with my husband as I can
    Learning/growing
    Cooking tasty, nutritional meals, …or treats
    Reading
    Talking with people that share my passions
    Thank you, I think this will make me more aware of my day. Am I spending it as I should? Do I need to take the time to hit my list of things to do each day?

  3. Put God first and the rest will fall into place! I tried to think of 5 things for myself while reading your post. Mine are: getting enough restful sleep, letting my family know I love them, eating balanced, working out because it helps me to feel better, and being my best self regardless of the negativity in the world.

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