It gave me clarity in areas that I hadn’t had in a very long time…if ever. The great Tom Patterson put it this way –
“God has a plan for your life.
In creating who you are, God
simultaneously built into your life
what you’re to do. When you
discover His intent — and fully
embrace His design, His plan, His
master-thought for you — you will
be able to live the life you were
meant to live.”
Doing my LifePlan not only helped me to discover my purpose in life, but it also helped me to eliminate the “options” of things I COULD do in life.
Once I knew the direction I was supposed to go in, going that way wasn’t difficult at all. In fact, God has blessed it immensely!
A client asked me some questions about it just the other day. Here’s a part of what I sent him:
If we only did your LifePlan to see if it was time for you to change vocations, we would be doing you a disservice. LifePlan isn’t about job change.
It’s about gaining full perspective of your life by going through a lot of what’s happened and pointing out all the God moments or patterns.
We discuss what’s right, wrong, confused, and missing with your life. For me I discovered how with certain people in my life I have given up my authority; some of those people were leaders, some were people who were very close to me.
Because of that, I have caused myself to acquiesce at times that God wanted me to power through and be the man He created me to be. Now that I know that, I have been considerably stronger and choosing to not give up my authority. Instead, I’ve found myself being a ton more effective because of it.
From that we derive what your TRUE talents and heart is. (We discussed those at coffee and how important they are.) Where are you strong so you can focus on those areas instead of any other unneeded areas.
I think this is vital for your CURRENT role. If you stay right where you are, I think you need to refocus your leadership and talents so you operate in YOUR full capacity.
This points us in the direction of the Life Dashboard. We discover your gas and brake pedals. What are the things that drive you to be the best you that you can be. And what causes you to come to a complete stop.
Trust me when I say, this is very surprising when it’s completed. With it you are able to go forward working on the gas pedal, and managing the brake pedal.
We also spend some time discovering what refreshes you. I didn’t realize how important this was until I realized the things in my life that HAD refreshed me.
And now it is VITAL that I do these things so that I can be the best husband, leader, influencer, friend, and most importantly, Christ follower.
Question: How important is it for you to do what God has for you?