Monday, June 29, 2015

Begin With The End In Mind

One of Stephen Covey's basic principles is, "Begin with the end in mind." Most areas of your life would exhibit significant growth if you applied this principle.

Why wouldn't you want to apply this concept spiritually as well?

What is the end for Christians? It is living in the presence of God our Father for eternity. Happily, a sliver of that future reality is available today for us as our Father has sent the Spirit to be present with us. Let that sink in. God is present with with you today. How does that impact the next thing on your todo list?
Another way to "begin with the end in mind" is to consider that an end goal for all Christians should be to look like Jesus. If that is the end you desire, what will you do today to bring it to pass? Does your calendar reflect your desire to look like Christ? Does your bank statement demonstrate your efforts and investments in Christ-like behavior?
What you do; how you plan; where you spend your money; and the way you use your time are all accurate depictions of your end goal. What do these things tell you about your own end-goals?


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