On Friday, my crabby atttitude resurrected.
My employer requires me to work twice a year on Friday evenings, and although I smiled on the outside, I whined loudly on the inside.
The good news was that Maria decorated the tables and put Hershey’s kisses in a little bowl right in front of me. Chocolate makes everything just a little bit more bearable.
I sat mesmerized by the bowl of candy delight until the seminar speaker grabbed my undivided attention by expanding upon one word on his handout.
“I ask my students to craft a list of recommendations,” he said. His goal was for the learner to apply the content to life. How will what I have learned change how I live?
He went on to explain that the implications were two-fold:
- Intrapersonal: How will this impact my commitments, my values, my desires, and my thoughts?
- Interpersonal: How will this impact my relationship with my family, my co-workers, my church, my community, and the world?
Then, he turned around and wrote 4 words on the board.
“I could apply this to my Bible reading,” I immediately thought. Just like that, my speaker friend and the Holy Spirit partnered to provide me a tool for transformation.
- START: What will I invest in?
- STOP: What is holding me back?
- CHANGE: What needs improvement?
- CONTINUE: What makes my heart come alive?
Open up the Word of Life and ask yourself
what God is recommending for your day.
A gift for you: Transformation Tool Worksheet
Something to think about…
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