a practical game plan for your week

A week can be full of angst or joy, but having a game plan in each day can make a world of difference. Whether circumstances are good or bad, one day will roll into another - so why not add some practical structure that just may help you uncover some redemptive potential versus the reactive leftovers? .

Check out these practical commands that can root you into a larger Reality:
  • Don't pretend - with God, with others, or with yourself. (see James 5:16)
  • Don't turn a blind eye - to a friend stuck in sin or in need. (see James 2:14-17, Galatians 6:1)
  • Don't exaggerate - to look good, avoid getting in trouble, or sound impressive. (see Matthew 5:33-37)
  • Don't shoot the messenger of the Message or avoid the Message altogether (see 2 Timothy 4:3)
  • Don't hide behind the success of your past (see Philippians 3:13)
  • Don't be lazy or choosy in your faith and call it legit (see Luke 14:27)
  • Don't hold back relationally, financially, or prayerfully from God. (see Colossians 3:23)
Now... how about some do's:
  • Do follow Jesus - not merely what following Jesus feels like (see Matthew 16:24)
  • Do work out what you've been putting off with another person (see Matthew 5:23-24)
  • Do remind yourself that you've never locked eyes with another human being who is not
    valuable to God, and let the next few sets of eyes you see know that (see John 3:16)
  • Do reset yourself in Truth each day (see Psalm 1:1-2)
  • Do fight for more than trying to be right - fight to do right and release righteousness into the world (see Matthew 6:10)
  • Do share what you've received - both internally and externally (see Hebrews 13:16)
A game plan doesn't just help you know what to do, but helps you adapt when life doesn't go as planned. Whether it's what I've shared with you here or something you personalize, form a game plan that will help God more easily form you.
"Make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ." (2 Peter 1:5-8)

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