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PostSubject: Christians ! Wanna do this ??   Sun Aug 21, 2016 10:44 pm

This is what I posted on my Facebook =
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"CURRENT" and "LONG TERM" goals:

1. Spend more time daily with God and in Scripture
2. Focus more on others and less on my pain (this includes restraining from "pain responses" like groaning and "ouches" and complaining) 
3. Focus more on the present life I have and less on "death" and the end of this life 
4. Engage in more discipline with my medicine and in eating better

But in order to even begin all these goals, I must first leave all apathy behind and push myself
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Now. perhaps YOU could make your OWN list of Current and Long Term goals for yourself... sort of a "Resolution" that EACH OF US will help each other with !

All you have to do is join in on this thread, perhaps add your own list, OR just say that you'd be willing to help, to be here, check the thread often and encourage with Scriptures and discussions. 
We are all brothers and sisters. Family looks out for each other. I've been a rotten brother for a few years now, cuz I've been inwardly focused on my pain and surgeries, but now I want to be here for others, now I want help to be a better brother, a better Christian, a better person, a better husband.

Let's DO THIS !!  cheers



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PostSubject: Re: Christians ! Wanna do this ??   Mon Aug 22, 2016 6:13 am

I'd be willing to do this, but I will have to sit down tonight and build the goal list.

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PostSubject: Re: Christians ! Wanna do this ??   Mon Aug 22, 2016 7:51 am

I'm in but will have to build my list a bit later.
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PostSubject: Re: Christians ! Wanna do this ??   Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:06 am

I won't post a goal list.
But all who post a goallist in this thread can count on my prayer to really do the things on your goal list.
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PostSubject: Re: Christians ! Wanna do this ??   Mon Aug 22, 2016 12:51 pm

Yes yes yes !! I SO appreciate all of you very much !! 

I've been in a funk for so many years, using my condition as an excuse for bad behavior and complacency. But the entire time, in my spirit, I knew I was trying to justify spiritual laziness, as well as giving in to bitterness and anger. 
Our Father is SO patent with His kids - I do not deserve chance number 7,936... or was it 7,937 ? Hmm, can't remember  jocolor

But in all seriousness, The Bible's clear that we children should never allow a root of bitterness. I have not only allowed a root, I've been watering that root and nurturing it. Not cool. And here's the thing, it's a "timing thing". Had a well-meaning believer approached me about "snapping out" of this funk and repenting ? I would not have taken it well... at all. Clear up to just last week, I was not ready in myself to have a change of heart and allow God to work in me. Only just recently have I felt a moving of the Spirit in me. I believe this is because that stage in my life was necessary to go thru and experience as part of my personal learning and training. We're all at different stages in our walks (that's why I tend to dislike anyone finger-pointing whatsoever - the "pointer" has NO idea what that believer is going through).

So, again, thanks ! Let's take this ride together  Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Christians ! Wanna do this ??   Mon Aug 22, 2016 2:45 pm

I should definitely do this.  Both the list and praying for you all.  Going to have to mull this one over a bit.

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PostSubject: Re: Christians ! Wanna do this ??   Thu Aug 25, 2016 11:18 pm

Ok, here are my three goals:

1.  Spending more time meditating and waiting on God.  I can Bible study the crap outta anything, but I have a really hard time listening for God.
2.  Be more present in whatever I'm doing.  I have a really bad tendency to be distracted from whatever I'm doing by other things I want/need to do.
3.  Be more intentional in my relationships.  'Nuff said.
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PostSubject: Re: Christians ! Wanna do this ??   Fri Aug 26, 2016 4:36 am

Good stuff Messiaen77 ! As I said in my other thread, some are self-will goals, others are obtained over time.  ALL of us, esp me, need to spend more time in His Presence, praying, meditating, and listening for His leading. This is something we need to discipline ourselves to do - set aside just a short 5 minutes right now after you've read this. Use 5 short minutes to focus ONLY on Him.

I too have a super distracted ADHD mind... it's near impossible for me to even watch TV unless I have a couple projects going at the same time. (For me, some of it is my pain. If I don't purposely distract my mind, then I pay too much attention to the pain. So distractions help me focus on something different)
The only way I can personally keep focused on a study or reading or praying, is to do it out loud. Otherwise my mind goes everywhere in the world but where I want to be. Hearing out loud what I'm reading or praying helps me to focus better. 
Hope this helps a little.

After you force yourself to do 5 minutes a day with Jesus for a couple days, increase your time slowly, and allow yourself to get lost with time - as some days you're doing "10 minutes" you'll find you've done a half hour, or maybe you only did 5 minutes again - DOESN'T matter ! He wants our time. 

I will often put my laptop down or my CDs or whatever I'm doing and I will and just focus on what my wife is doing and ask her if she wants to play scrabble or whatever. This means the world to her. I'm focusing on HER, and not on myself. God wants this as well. He is jealous ya know  Very Happy and wants our attention.  

I'm not here to remedy everyone's lists, but I do feel God's leading to share what is helping me. 
I've set aside all guilt for whatever I haven't done in the past, and I've been taking baby steps to get where I need to be. It's working, and I praise God for it !

5 minutes. God is eternal. He's not gonna be upset cuz you didn't spend more than 5 minutes with Him today - just try to increase the time each day. It's working wonders in my life !
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