Get back to the basics of life - RESTORE! Restoring order will open the door for a revitalized energy that comes from freedom from chaos. You must work for this freedom because it’s not going to come through whining. The first step is to admit your life is more in survival mode than thriving mode. If your days run into each other and you can’t remember your schedule from day to day, chances are you are just surviving. You are enduring each day to the best of your ability but are worn out, have little time for self-reflection and have no time for things that probably really matter. You’ve lost family and friends due to missed gatherings because of a repetitive excuse, “I’m too busy.”
Thriving requires you to desire to achieve beyond the ordinary. Dan and I live a life that is far from ordinary. We are always pushing ourselves to take risks that most people probably wouldn’t attempt. We haven't always thrived however. We’ve been there in survival mode just like the rest of you - severely exhausted, overbooked, and barely surviving. We decided to take our lives back.
Today we have new energy from the freedom we obtained in our schedule and lives. This freedom and energy is fueled by new passions. When new passions burn within, there’s an outward glow that changes your appearance, your swagger. Survival mode has disappeared and every thought is INTENTIONAL. Every action is with the ultimate intent to THRIVE.
We feel humbled to be able to teach about the peace we’ve been able to grab hold of. It’s the start of a new revolution in our lives and the lives of those around us. This unstoppable impact will not allow anyone in our paths to be satisfied with ordinary. There’s too much too experience, too much to do. There’s a harvest of souls that are depressed, lonely, broke, lost, angry, hopeless. Join us on how to restore your life, begin to thrive, and most importantly, begin impacting your community.
Join us at True Life Church 5:00 p.m. Sunday, July 27 for the start of a new Thriving Series. You won't regret taking this time out of your schedule.
We will also be hosting a Financial Health Seminar to help attendees get their finances in order. Whether you are bogged down by debt, looking for extra income, or looking for new order in your household, this is the place you want to be! This 1/2 day event is FREE and we have speakers discussing: financial freedom, entrepreneurial living, career coaching, extreme couponing, and budget cooking.
Every year I tell my husband that we need to slow down in our lives. Yet, year after year it seems as if our schedules become even more cluttered and more overscheduled. How can we have “normal” lives if we are working all day, checking our emails all night, working on projects until midnight, and not taking breaks on weekends or even during vacations? Last night I posed the question of possibly committing to NO technology over our vacation. My husband immediately turned white with fear and didn't even reply to my request. Why can’t we unplug? If I can find any comfort in the answer, at least I know we aren’t the only couple that struggles with constantly being plugged into everything. That still doesn’t make it alright though!
We set aside time for God, but it’s never enough. We set aside time for each other, but it’s never enough. We rarely set aside time for our entire family, and with two young college-bound men for sons, we may be missing our last opportunities with them. We have goals, ambitions, work demands, church demands and physical demands. Honestly, most nights I want to break down and cry because of the overwhelming number of tasks and deadlines we need to complete.
In Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 (MSG), the word says, “There’s an opportune time to do things, a right time for everything on the earth. A time to (for):
God’s word is great at providing clear direction as to how we are supposed to keep order in our lives. He gives us these guidelines to show not only the limitations we need to set on ourselves mentally and physically but also so we can give time for the spiritual. How is it that God gives such easy direction on how to live a stress free life yet we won’t listen? He’s even given us the gift of the Holy Spirit to comfort us and we still find ways to take control back over.
I would like to challenge you to join my family over the next 30 days. Commit to making some changes in how you schedule your life. Don’t find yourself regretting the years that mysteriously passed by. Even if you have to schedule specific time in your calendar so you set the time aside…DO IT! Over the next month, think about the opportune time to do things such as time for:
If you accept this 30 day challenge, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or tell us on Facebook. You can always find out more information about us at www.wholearmorministry.com.