To React, or not to React?

Act, don’t react.

This advice (taken from a tv show) is pretty good.

In the past I would wait for things to happen, be surprised, and then react to it. Most of the time I’d look back on it and go “Why on earth did I do THAT!”

(This is especially the case when I’ve found myself talking to a guy I really like.)

The solution?
Think first, even when you feel pressured, stressed or nervous. Just look at the situation and think “What should I do next? What might happen after that?”

Then you can look back on a situation and say, “Even if it didn’t turn out well, I still did what I thought was right. What can I do better next time?”

Do you act, or react?

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Something I learned in Lifegroup.

One of the best things that ever happened to me is joining Lifegroup.
A small group of people meet and share about the amazing things happening in our lives, and the victories over the trials in them.
We give each other good advice, share about what we believe, Read the bible together and have a lot of fun.
Wait a minute… Read the bible AND have fun? Contrary to popular belief, it IS possible.
I used to think that reading the bible was a recipe for boredom:

Take one story about a man who did a bunch of stuff years ago
Add in a lots of names and numbers
Stir it in with a bunch of rules
And let it cook for 2000 years…

NOT!

It’s more like this:

Take stories of people doing action movie-like feats of heroism
Add in lots of stories of romance, treachery and ridiculous bad-guys
Stir it in with the ultimate heroic ending
And see how it keeps on nourishing people for 2000 years

In Lifegroup I learned not to be so prejudiced about things I don’t know about.

Where do you go to grow and learn?

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The gifts we give.

How to be gifted;

Very few people on this world are born with a talent that will exceed everybody else. But everyone has the ability to become amazingly gifted in something.

Here are some tips;

1. Find your passion
What do you love, could you spend all day doing it?
I love so many things. How could I possibly narrow that down?

2. Bring your passion into your current skill set.
What are you naturally gifted at?
– write it down.
I can write well (I hope you agree if you’re reading this) and teach well.

What could you be paid for?
Well, I’m already paid for teaching… Yay!
But not yet for writing.

Where those three areas overlap is where we find how to achieve our vision for the future.

But here’s the catch:
We can make our plans we can’t determine our path in life.
Plans change. We need to make sure that we are listening to the right people and choosing to listen to the right advice.

Still, we can’t plan every step of our future.

What is your passion and vision?