Blog posts for this day of the week can be categorized as Thoughtful Thursday posts. The idea is that whatever is on my mind for the week (and I am sure there are some weeks where nothing will be written…) I will post here.
I have re-started Rick Warren’s one-year devotional, Decade of Destiny, and I find that the questions he poses in these first two messages coincide perfectly with this particular stage in my life.
Rick uses Genesis 24 as his scripture reference – the story of Abraham and Sarah and the birth of their son Isaac. At this time in my life I find this story inspirational, as Abraham was 100 years old when his son was born. He had dreamed of a family his entire life, but God’s timing took a bit longer than Abraham had anticipated. I am only half Abraham’s age – so I am confident that God must still have some significant accomplishments for me as well. This brings a smile to my face and gives me hope for my own future.
Rick first states that in order for us to move forward, we must develop focus. And to help us develop that focus gives two questions to ponder:
- Where am I now? Where am I spiritually, financially, emotionally, relationally, physically, and occupationally?
- In all those areas identified, what would I like to change?
- What do I want to be?
- What do I want to do?
- What do I want to have?
- Why do I want it?