The Value of Having the Right Perspective

If you’re anything like me, you have plenty of good intentions and a vision for your future. But how many of those dreams have you let fall by the wayside because you never actually took the time to determine what you needed to do to make things happen? Or worse yet, you created the plan, but never actually took action!

I’ve met with several successful business owners this year who could really use our help in prayerfully discerning “how much is enough” for them and their family and how should they be using their gifts and resources to fulfill their life purpose and maximize their impact. They all agree that the service our firm offers is of value to them in their unique situations. But, because they are busy people, they’ve chosen to hold off on doing anything to this point because they’re hesitant to add anything else to their to-do list.

Yet how much more clarity and direction would they have if they took a minute to step back for a moment and reflect on their life, their business, and where they should go from here? If they went beyond the money and evaluated their motives and reasoning behind their decision-making, how might that change their priorities and the decisions they make?

I’ve come to the determination that 99% of what holds people back from truly living a life of joy, peace, and contentment is not choosing joy, peace and contentment. We choose to live in the day-to-day chaos rather than look outside ourselves and understand our role in the bigger story of creation. Having that perspective can provide tremendous joy, peace, and rest as we reflect on who we are, who God is, and what His plan is for our lives.

What would your life be like if you actually started living your life with this perspective? My challenge to you is to think about those three questions: Who am I? Who is God? What is His plan for my life?

How you spend your time, talents, and treasure has a direct impact on the type of life you’ll live. Having the right perspective to guide your decision-making process can make all the difference.

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