Live Your Vision. Or not.
People commonly ask me how I do what I do – work with many churches, pastor, participate in international ministry, write, adventure, spend time with family, and more.
Being focussed on Christ, surrendered and available to Him and His Kingdom is first. Then disciplines come into play, like decreasing interruptions. This is a significant part of the equation for me; something I did not fully understand until after my brain injury during a motorcycle accident in 2016.
Two other disciplines are addressing my physical routine and embracing God’s unique giftings for my life.
Physical routines include a healthy diet and intentional activity. My diet includes an 80/20 plant-based diet recommended by Dr. Mike Dow, author of “The Brain Fog Fix.” I’ve become more aware and sensitive to my activity and each of their effects on my health. Some activities drain, and others boost. “We spend so much time “doing” that we have forgotten how important simply “being,” or “nondoing,” is for the brain,” writes Dr. Dow. I have developed a habit of making a fire and sitting beside it for extended periods of time as an example of my “nondoing.” There’s something about a fire that feels primal – like I’m in touch with my creator, humanity, history, and myself. I also like to think of fires as the original television.
The choices of activity extend further than emotion or preference. They involve bodily chemicals like dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin, and endorphins. Understanding how our bodies react to activities leads to greater health and life availability.
So…now it’s up to you.
- What are your desires and dreams?
- Do you know what your giftings and callings are?
- What calculated risks and updates do you need to make in order to live your vision?
- Who can help you to develop and to attain your goals?
- What would be the benefits of living like you really want to?
Upwards. Forward. Together.
[Sources: The Brain Fog Fix. Dr. Mike Dow.; http://www.drwesbeavis.com/product/ministry-burnout/; https://www.peoplehr.com/blog/2016/05/12/the-real-cost-of-interruptions-at-work/; https://trainingmag.com/6-jaw-dropping-facts-about-workplace-interruptions-and-what-you-can-do/; https://www.theodysseyonline.com/social-media-interrupting-our-lives; https://habitgrowth.com/social-media-distraction/%5D