being sarah, my faith

your 5

Normally, I don’t post notes from school (Highlands College), but this week’s made a big impact and I felt like I had to share!

It’s called “Your 5” which can be translated as “5 nonnegotiable activities you do every day to better yourself and enjoy life more.”

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“Your success in life is determined by your daily agenda.” -Pastor Chris Hodges

 

Let me start off by sharing what can get in the way of “Your 5” ::

  1. Misuse of time
    * our filter should not be based on our availability, but wisdom.
    * you have to take control of your time or other things will.
  2. Obstacles
    * don’t make excuses, make adjustments.
  3. Possessions
    * it’s okay to have nice things that you care about, but you cannot let it consume you.
  4. Pleasure
    * being too lazy 😛
  5. Not willing to risk / having fear

 

You may already have some ideas of things that you want to be in “Your 5,” but before you finalize your list, run it by these filters ::

  1. Your relationships
    * how will it affect them? It should affect them in a positive way.
  2. Your values
    * at your 80th birthday party, what do you want people to say about you and how you live your life?
  3. Your calling
    * does it have an eternal impact?
  4. Your growth
    * will it stretch you in some way?
  5. Your faith
    * you need to have God somewhere in your 5. He is #1, he gave us our day(s), the least we can do is give him a part of ours.

 

Like I just said above, one of your 5 needs to involve God. Here’s a few things that are good things to practice every day ::

  1. Prayer
  2. Reading the Bible
  3. Worship (which doesn’t necessarily mean singing – it’s really having a heart of gratitude)
  4. Fellowship with other believers
  5. Lordship (having discipline to spend time with God)

 

Couple tips before I share with you what my 5 are –

  1. find the right activity(s). If you don’t like it, you won’t do it.
  2. do these things every single day and before you go to bed, ask yourself “how did I do with my 5 today?” Don’t be afraid to make adjustments and changes where needed.

 

My 5 ::

  1. God
    * praying
    * worshiping
    * reading the Bible & making notes off what I’ve read
    * listening to sermons online
  2. Family
    * quality time with Aaron
    * quality time with Rylie
    * tiding up the house
    * cooking / baking
  3. Friends
    * take a walk & chat
    * hang out at home / chill out somewhere
    * send a text
  4. Writing
    * being intentional with my blogging
    * journaling about my day and dreaming
  5. Photography
    * take a picture a day
    * learn and grow

 

Yours don’t have to look like mine at all, I just wanted to share them with you so you had a general idea.

 

I hope you found this useful and can apply it to your life. I am excited to have this and start using it!

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