If a man (or woman) doesn’t know what harbor they’re headed for, no harbor is the right harbor.
As a Christian you know you’re going to heaven. But until then – in this life, do you know what you really want and do you have a written plan to get there? When you get to the end of your days and look back will you have lived a life both you and God will be proud of – a life of true significance?
The Discovering Your Life’s Purpose (DYLP), a workbook of more than 35 pages, will help guide you through this important process in these six steps:
Step One: Spend a retreat day in solitude and personal planning.
Solitude is the experience of spending time alone with God to pray reflect, appreciate, and plan your life at its deepest personal and spiritual level. It’s a time for remembering the most important things in life and making critical choices to make sure that lesser things don’t rob of us of the best things.
Step Two: Write your personal mission statement.
Your personal mission statement will answer the fundamental question, “When you get to the end of your life and look back, what would define for God and yourself a life worth living?” It’s the very reason for your existence and will become the foundation for your future priorities and plans.
Step Three: Develop your Life Goals.
Life Goals are mini-mission statements, drawn from your personal mission statement, which defines your aspirations for six specific, major areas of most people’s lives: Spiritual, spouse, children, vocation and finances, friends and extended family and physical and mental wellness.
Step Four: Set your one year goals.
Your Life Goals describe your overall aspirations for specific relationships and accomplishments. Your one year objectives express, in measurable terms, the specific goals you want to achieve over the next twelve months to move you closer to accomplishing your Life Goals.
Step Five: Set your quarterly, or 90 day goals.
When you’ve set and successfully completed your quarterly goals, you’ll be just that much closer to achieving your one year objectives. Just think if you set and achieved only six objectives every 90 days, you will have accomplished twenty-four by year end! That’s progress!
Step Six: Accountability.
Empowering another person (or several) to be your accountability partner(s) will dramatically improve the likelihood of you successfully accomplishing your life goals and your mission.
When you’ve finished these six steps, you’ll actually have a written plan for your life and a blueprint – a plan to get there. Perhaps for the first time in a long time you’re going to feel you are in the center of God’s will and it will feel fantastic! Please don’t put off until tomorrow what you know you ought to do today. Invest a few dollars and a few hours with God actually discovering your life’s purpose!
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