Becoming The Woman God Wants Me To Be is becoming a book that is really helping me make the most of my time and most importantly, making sure I make my life all about God. This week the lesson was on Godly Habits. I was excited to dig into this one because lets be honest, isn’t that one of our biggest desires in the Christian life? To start with Godly Habits? For me I know it is.
Big Point #1 – Become Consciously Selective (actually the only point for this blog post because
I went crazy on this one).
This really got my wheels turning. This is what is suggested to be more selective about:
People I allow to influence my life
Food – think about what I put in my mouth and on the table
Think about each of those individually for yourself for a moment.
A story was told about a missionary kid who went to a 3rd world country and had to come back and buy a box of cereal. Yup, that brought me directly to my experiences in the Dominican. At times I yearn for the simplicity of the Dominican foods – yet at the same time, our variety of foods aids in making many different types of foods. There is something to be said though, about being able to just “pick up cereal” from the store w/out having to walk a whole aisle full of the stinkin’ boxes. I suppose that is why I enjoy Aldi’s so much – there is typically one type of everything (except, you guessed it, cereal).
Through this lesson I learned to be careful about the choices I make. Here are some questions the book suggested to think through:
Is this the best use of my time, money, energy, and resources?
Is this God’s highest and best for me?
Is this the healthiest thing for my spirit, soul, and body?
Is this outfit glorifying to God?
Do my daily choices reflect my true values?
I know, when I first read those, I was like “come on.” Do I really have to be THAT selective? But the more I thought about it, the more I thought about who I was created to be. I was created in the image of God – in the image of someone PERFECT. Not that I will reach perfection here on earth, but isn’t our calling to reflect HIS image? These questions really knocked me upside the head and reminded me that every choice DOES matter. Every action DOES matter. It matters because I serve someone greater – Jesus Christ (and not myself – so I need to get rid of those selfish desires!)
In the notebook we created for this Bible study, we had to make 3 categories – books to read, recommended movies, and positive projects. By writing ideas down under these lists, that automatically causes me to be more selective.
Loving it already.