As you think about the New Year, did your hopes come to fruition? Did you enjoy your time with your family? Do you feel like you were faithful and able to honor God in 2017? Are you making plans for 2018?
Planning is not condemned by God. Instead, we are only asked to present our plans to God to be sifted by His will. For example, James says:
James 4:13-15,“Come now, you who say, ‘Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit’— yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. Instead you ought to say, ‘If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.’”
Knowing these things to be true, the real question for the New Year is, “What are you going to do to achieve the highest joy while being as faithful to God as possible?” We offer this encouragement: Plan your days to align with your goals.
Take some time and design what you want your life and work to look like. Then align your life around those goals. Follow the “Streamlining” pattern. Take time each day to:
Reduce – These are planned times when you focus on one singular, important task at a time. You will get so much more done when you reduce distractions.
Reuse – These are planned times when you multi-task on things that you can do at the same time. For example, meet your goals of exercising and listening to podcasts by doing them simultaneously.
Rest – Even if it is for 15 mins, plan moments in your day where you can rest. Remove all distractions, nap, walk, just do whatever it takes to find rest so you can be the best you.
Doing these things will transform every aspect of your life.
Gospel Rich Books has partnered with ProSight Success (a business resource publisher) to help you accomplish these plans. This joint partnership is a book called “Streamlining” which is intended to help you plan your days around the Reduce, Reuse, Rest cycle. Originally, it was published as part of a 7-book system for Optometrists, but for the New Year, we are offering “Streamlining” in e-book format for $19.99. Get your copy here.
Additionaly, we have created the “Streamlining” planner which enables you to plan your days with the Reduce, Reuse, Rest pattern. This great planner is fully customizable and is also $19.99. Grab your copy here. Once you order yours, if you email us proof of purchase, we will email you a digital copy of the “Streamlining” book for free.
However, you approach the New Year, we hope you find great joy with your family and in your relationship with God.
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