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My Life Plan: How I Want to Be Remembered

Researching to write a blog led me to many great blogs.  There are so many great ones out there!

One that I stumbled upon was that of Michael Hyatt and his free Life Plan e-book.  After reading just a page or 2, I decided to write out a Life Plan, and blog my way through the process.

He suggests starting with the end.  Envisioning what you want to be remembered for how you want to be remembered. I wrote the first part and realized this is the wrong question!

I have no idea what I want to be remembered for doing – I hope to do a lot of things. And I definitely DON’T want to be remembered for doing some things. I want to be remember for HOW I did things.

David, as in David and Goliath, isn’t remembered countless generations later for just killing Goliath, but for How he killed him – a rock and a sling, and faith in a Mighty and All-Powerful God!

I think in general, that about sums it up for me.  I want to be remembered as somebody who followed God obediently into ‘something new’, with faith in a Mighty and All-Powerful God. And I want others to follow too.

I want to learn, grow, and do the things that God designed me to do. I’m still not exactly sure what that is in the practical day-to-day sense.  But I know that God is leading me into ‘something new’.  I know I’m supposed to be sharing the things He is teaching me as I’m seeking wisdom.

It’s a scary thing.  There’s so much to learn in blogging – and I’m a perfectionist who doesn’t want to make any mistakes.  But I will, so please bare with me.

I’ve got no idea where this journey is going to lead me, or you my readers. But I’ll hope you’ll follow along with me here.  Leave a comment and tell me – how do you want to be remembered.

Life Plan???

I’ve got no idea where I’m going in life.question mark

Correction. I have 1,001 ideas of where to go in life, but am so overwhelmed by all the wonderful prospects that I can’t decide where to go.

It’s like planning a vacation.  There are SO many great options, but where should I go?

A friend of mine mentioned the idea of Life Planning to me not to long ago, and suggested Chris and I look into it.  I thought it was a great idea, and have spent a small amount of effort looking at it.

Well in preparing to write a blog over the last week and half, I’ve done pretty much nothing but think about my life.  What could/should I write about.  I can write about a myriad of topics. I’ve  got almost a full page of blog post ideas already written down, and tons more that I’ve come up with while not near my computer.

In fact, I’ve had so many its a bit overwhelming!  I keep wanting to kick myself for not starting a blog sooner – and researching all this stuff sooner!  If only I’d know a year ago – I could be so much further ahead. I had so much more time before my wonderful blessing daughter came along, that I wasted.

Sigh.

Can’t waste more time though sitting and grumbling at myself for wasting time.  I can start fresh today. God’s mercy is new each morning (Lamentations 3:22-23).

I have to keep reminding myself that! Seeking God’s forgiveness is sometimes easier than forgiving myself.  He keeps reminding me though that He chose me before the foundations of the earth to be ‘holy and blameless’ before Him (Ephesians 1:4).

That’s a pretty big deal!  He knew all I was going to do, but still chose me to be holy and blameless!  That’s a big SIGH of RELIEF! (Literally, I just sighed really big and deep!)

Do you realize this means I don’t have to perfect?!? And neither do you!

What a revelation! So with that behind me I’m going to move imperfectly forward…

Starting with writing out a Life Plan – here on my blog. I’m going to seek wisdom for my life.

I hope you’ll join me!