Filling our Lives with Value

The above title seems like a simple enough concept. Although how many times have you finished your day and realized you never did anything during the day you really wanted? Daily chores aside, how many times have you done things this past week you really didn’t want or need to do but were simply going through the motions for whatever reason? Perhaps it might be better if we didn’t accomplish everything, but instead focused on the things we value most.

New York Times bestselling author, tv and radio talk show host, Joyce Meyer shares, “God has planted greatness in you. Let today be the beginning of a great adventure as you step into the gifts he’s given you.

Whenever you feel unloved, unimportant or insecure, remember to whom you belong. Ephesians 2: 19-22

Make today the start of what brings value to you. Be intentional. Focus and do the things that bring you the most happiness, energy, joy and peace.

We all spend time doing things that provide little or no value to us. Here are some ways you can intentionally add value to your week:

1) Connect with God Spiritual exercise is valuable in every way, because it promises life both for the present and for the future. 1 Timothy 4:8

2) Have the tough conversation with yourself. What is it exactly that recharges your soul and what is it that brings you down? Write down three things you will do this week that revitalizes your inner soul. Then write down how you can accomplish them. Remove/avoid the things in your life that bring you down.

3) Seek out things that provide you with the greatest peace, joy and energy.

4) Life is about balancing and not trying to excel at everything. Not only is it exhausting, it is also impossible. Excel at the things you enjoy the most; every aspect of your life does not need to and cannot reach the superstar level.

5) Plan your day and do your best to stay the course. When other things/people direct you off course, do your best to redirect back to your course.

6) Remember that you are the one who determines your attitude. If you’re not happy with what is happening in your life, then it may be time for a change to find what provides the most value to you.

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28.

Dear God, the one who provides value to life. Help us to discover and seek the areas that provide the most value to us, through the study of your word, through our conversations with family and friends and reflecting on our own thoughts and prayers. May we be more fulfilled through value filled activities. We pray for strength, courage and trouble-free hearts. Amen

Wendy Saathoff

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