Vision Creation 101- Questions
1. What experiences/struggles have you had to overcome that you want to help others overcome?
2. What are you allowing in your life that drains your energy and disrupts your peace of mind and spirit? bad habits, certain people, etc..
3. What doesn’t exist (yet) that you want to see, do, and/or experience in your future?
4. What are you tolerating in your life that needs to stop?
5. What spiritual gifts and talents has God given you? What special skills and training do you have that you enjoy using? (No time to be modest! Own it) Or..what skills and training do you not have but want to have?
6. When you think about your life in a year from now, what would you want that to look like? What are you doing? Where are you living? What do you look like? How do you want to feel?
2 Corinthians 9: 8-11 (MSG)
God can pour on the blessings in astonishing ways so that you’re ready for anything and everything, more than just ready to do what needs to be done. As one psalmist puts it,
He throws caution to the winds,
giving to the needy in reckless abandon.
His right-living, right-giving ways
never run out, never wear out.
This most generous God who gives seed to the farmer that becomes bread for your meals is more than extravagant with you. He gives you something you can then give away, which grows into full-formed lives, robust in God, wealthy in every way, so that you can be generous in every way, producing with us great praise to God.
“Life is meant to be lived, moment-by-moment, on the cutting edge of who we are. Life is meant to be stretched to its limits, explored to its depths, and experienced as the most delightful adventure God has so far put in front of us….The minute we start to coast, the minute we are afraid to explore, the minute we let go of the adventure for fear of some risk, we have settled for far less than what was available to us and far less than what God desires for us”
– Bruce Biesenthal, Becoming Yourself
“We too, are in the habit of praying for trivial and insignificant things. When we pray, we don’t take into account the great majesty of God. If God wanted to give us only petty and superficial things, he wouldn’t have given us such a magnificent model for prayer..(Lord’s Prayer)… God has plenty of resources, and he’s not a tightwad. He generously offers us the best gifts available in heaven and on earth. He expects that we will ask him for many things and that we will sincerely believe that we will get what we request. ….. God isn’t content to provide us with a small amount even if we only ask for a little. He prefers to give us ‘infinitely more than we can ask or imagine’ Ephesians 3:20”
– Martin Luther, Faith Alone