What do I do about my goals?
It is obvious why I needed one because now I see that I had no real plan to build my new business other than staying busy. And busy isn’t building.
How do I overcome this? How do I grow out of me? I am the same one with the problem am I not?
Let me reach in and help Chip. You have the potential for greatness inside of you, it just needs to be turned on.
How do I make this happen?
It is not you that needs to make it happen, you are the one that believes and I am the one that makes this part happen. Just trust me, it will work.
Do I brainstorm and come up with ideas?
I have to make this change in my work life, but I see where I could just make the same mess again. I want to make sure I am a different man on the inside before I have the freedom to make my life more of a mess.
That is not beyond me. I can handle it. You just need to hand it over and I will take it for you.
So is my problem that I am trying to make it all happen on my own?
Some of it, but you are human. You try and fail, then ask me and I help. There is nothing wrong with that.
When I see growth is when you fail quicker and ask me quicker. This shortened life-span of the failure cycle is you climbing the ladder of maturity.
The quicker your brain says you can’t do it alone and need help, the quicker I can jump in and help.
Chip, I love to help. That is what I am here for. Do you think I have a life outside of helping you? No, I don’t.
This would stop so much doubting in the World if more people understood my desire for your company. And to see you succeed in life. That is my joy.
Judgement and the other stuff is only needed to clean up a mess. I have no joy in seeing anyone get hurt! Only that I see the good guys win! I am for the good guys you know?
My thing is to help you, to provide for you, to be there for you, all the time. This is my day job. This is why I want you to ask more of me.
But I have been there and asked, yet it seems nothing happen from doing that?
So you did, but then how did you ask? Did you lock-in? You know, I had to work on the same things. I asked and fell short at first too.
You know the Word says I grew in stature and in favor with God and man?
How could I grow unless I started out small? Do you think as a baby I walked out of the womb? That doesn’t make sense does it?
So I had to walk before I could run applies here. This is the same with my faith walk. I did not come out of the gate a faith giant, I had to grow up before the Father gave me the power I ended up with.
I did it and so can you.
How do I “lock-in”?
Think of train cars, they are separate parts until that hitch snaps into place and they become a unit. This is how I want you to lock into my faith and power. If only you could see the potential I see in you!
All you see is time and money. But I see what you could be, and the affect you have on time and money is outstanding. You see only time and money so you are blind to your own potential.
Ask big Chip! You will never insult me, I can handle big.
How do I ask for the big stuff if it seems impractical?
Because you are looking your own power and ability to come up with the word impractical. All that you have asked for all of your life is a mere thought for me and they are completed.
Practical is not the problem, asking and then locking-in is. Are you getting the point? You are locking into the engine, I am the one with the power. All you have to do is hold on!
What about my big goal? How can I get this done in time? Maybe the bigger question is how can I see myself reaching this goal?
What did David do? He spent time seeing the things to come. He looked into the past to see how I came through, he was locked-in.
Spend more time “seeing” the things to come. Relate them to the things that have worked out in the past.
The more you focus on seeing and building this image on the inside the more it will become real on the outside, or in your brain. Of course when that happens is has become real to your flesh and the final step of getting a goal completed.
If you only look at what you could do to ask for business differently or approach them in a more unique way you are still only working in your own power. You have not engaged or locked-in to my power.
You were never meant to work alone, but both with other people and with me. Most of all with my power in you, you can do anything I send your way!
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So many times I get into my journaling, take a deep breath and then start in on a problem in my life. I don’t think this is fair treatment of my relationship with Jesus.
Why should I always have an issue to discuses? Think of a boss or co-worker that always has something to complain about. Are they much fun to be around?
I want Jesus to look forward to our times together, so maybe I should make a big deal of what is going right for me?
So no problem solving today.
Jesus, I want to thank you for what I already have. You have made so much good that is around me.
I have good kids, a good wife. I can get around as I please and I get to pick who I work with. How many would consider all that I have a major improvement to their life?
Thank you for paying the price for my peace.
Thank you for being there for my tough times, and the good times.
You are the one that gives me a reason beyond myself and my family to do great things.
Because of what you have done, I have hope I can offer all the kids of the World.
Hope, you are hope. There is not hope outside of you!
Because of you we know how to love and be loved. Thank you for being Love.
Thanks to you following through on what had to be the toughest thing for you at the time -the Cross we have a Way to God our Father.
You have watched over me all my life. You have kept your plan for me in mind even when I let it go, thank you!
You have shown me how to Journal and hear your voice. This has been a life changer for me.
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Darby Translation (DARBY)
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith Jehovah, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you in your latter end a hope.
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What is my focus today?
Father, I acknowledge in all my ways, and because of this I expect if you will direct my path.
There is so many things I could do today, and there are many things I should do today. It seems impossible to get enough done in any area to feel good about my day.
But, I acknowledge you, I ask you for direction, peace, and faith that I am taking the right steps in doing the right things today.
I trust that you see the big picture, you know the best route for me to go in that my own instinct based on Prov. 3:6 will lead me in the correct direction for what you have for me.
I will not take on anymore then this plan to please you. My faith today is to walk out what I see to do trusting that it will come to the ultimate plan you have for me.
There is no greater calling than to please you because when I have pleased you (only with faith can I please God) then I am the best dad, best husband, and the best man of God I can be.
Thank you for the strength, and power to get it done.
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths
By Chip D Thompson
It does not matter what you get done today there will be something to do tomorrow. What matters is that you get done today what will matter after today is gone!
By Chip D Thompson
I want to show you exactly the steps I go through in my prayer journal.
Sometimes I do little more than pray or write my thoughts down. But this is very important to understand, you can ask about very specific things and from my experience Jesus will answer.
I have read by very prominent speakers that God will not get that specific with you, and in my experience it’s just not true.
Case in point
I have been praying about what to do for a networking Association that I wanted to start. I wanted to make sure I heard from God first so I prayed and waited until I knew I heard from God.
I started that meeting over a year ago now and it has been an awesome meeting for everyone involved. In fact I’m not sure exactly what makes it so awesome, but it is and that’s all I need.
Now, I want to start another meeting and bring that same awesome experience over. However I moved before I knew for sure I heard from God, I think you can guess what happened to that meeting. I had to stop it because it was not working for me or anyone else.
From today’s Journal
This is my very specific journal asking Jesus for direct answers. Could I influence these answers? Sure. But the fact is overtime I keep getting the same answers and when I act on those answers I have peace and success. So I recommend you do the same.
So Many Choices
By Chip D Thompson
At times that title from Proverbs 3:6 seems like a distant dream, but can we find proof that it is working?
I know of a couple who started attending a particular church because they felt like they should. They have been faithful for years now and have worked hard to help out. They have Read more…
By Chip D Thompson
How would you answer the question, “What would love to do?”
So it seems I’ll be on this journey at least for now in answering the question. So let’s explore that here for a few minutes.
Think about what you would do at every intersection of your choices today if love was your first priority? What would you post on social media? What would you tell your family when you talk to them?
If love has its voice at every turn of your life what would that mean to you? I think it’s safe to say that it would cause change in everyone’s life.
By no means am I saying Read more…
By Chip D Thompson
You ever have one those times when the lightbulb just comes on? That’s what happened to me this morning!
From my experience there seems to be a theme most of the time in my spiritual walk. Like is if there’s one certain point that I need to learn and until I do it just keeps echoing in my quiet time.
Has this ever happened to you?
The theme has been -and may still be walking in the ways of Jesus. So that caused me to do is to go into thought about what Jesus did when he was here on the Earth. And some cases what he still doing today.
So what did Jesus do? He spent a lot of time Read more…
By Chip D Thompson
I am reading through the Proverbs each day of the month again so today is Proverbs 13.
Here is a verse that stood out to me: 13:8 The ransom of a man’s life are his riches: but the poor heareth not rebuke.
So I do not consider myself poor but I am sure not rich either so I have to ask myself… am I open for rebuke or correction?
Is my lack of listening holding me back?
Teach me to be more open Father. I am open to your correction.
By Chip D Thompson
The following is from Nov 29th 2012. I am working on finding money to pay the bills. Handyman work tends to lean off a little through the Winter, so money was tight.
In fact this Winter I went 3 months without any real work to do. Yet somehow we did not go hungry and we did not get kicked out of our house. This amazes me.
What do I do Jesus? How do I find the business?
A strong Spirit will sustain you. Continue to build your spirit and you will know what to do.
You have too many things on the table again so I am competing with a lot Read more…