Thursday, October 6, 2011

10 for 10 Challenge, Pt. 1

10 for 10 OCT. 5th 2011 from Freedom Life Christian Center on Vimeo.

Everyone Ends Up Somewhere, Few People End Up Somewhere On Purpose!
Thanks for taking part in my 10 for 10 challenge.  If you’ll give me 10 minutes for the next 6 weeks, I will help you get started in planning the next 10 years of your life!  
There’s a ancient hebrew word known as, “Chawzon,” which means a dream, revelation, or vision.  God desires that you would live out the “Chawzon,” that He has for your life! The Bible teaches us about what God desire's for your life in Jeremiah 29:11, which says, “For I know the PLANS I have for YOU, declares the Lord, PLANS to PROSPER you, and not to harm you, PLANS to give you HOPE and a FUTURE.”  If you will begin to believe right now that God has good plans for you, it will revolutionize how you think about your future.
I want to challenge you to begin to visualize & get a revelation in regard to the future that God has for you.  If 10 years from now your life is going to be any different, it will be the direct result of the change in your thinking today.  Albert Einstein once said, "Your imagination is a preview of life's coming attractions."  The Bible says it like this in Proverbs 23:7 (AMP), “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.” Think big in regards to your future.  Take the limits off and whatever you do, "Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect." Romans 12:2 (NLT)
Here's the challenge.  Step 1 of developing a plan for your future is this, THINK!  Take 5 minutes of focused thinking to begin the process of writing your future dreams for the 5 key arenas of your life.  Write 1 or 2 sentences that describe where you envision your life being over the next 10 years.  Remember to write down dreams & make plans that are not about God fulfilling your purpose but are about you fulfilling God's purposes.  Don't worry if your plans or dreams are perfect.  They will change over time.  The most important thing is that you begin the process of writing down your future TODAY!  “Write the vision (revelation, dream) and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who  reads it.” Habakkuk 2:2 (NKJV)“
PEOPLE- (give each one their own mission statement) Spouse, Children, Parents, Colleagues, Friends)