'The LORD said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him, “Lift up your eyes and look from the place where you are, northward and southward and eastward and westward,'
It is very easy to look at a verse and take it at face value. God was talking to Abram about physical land, land within this vision, however we can take the spot where Abram was standing and applying to this very moment in our life. Look around you: North, South, East and West to determine the options available to you!
Let’s consider the compass in the following manner:
North~ your future
You need a plan.
Picture the future in the way you desire. Who does it involve? If the right people are not currently on your radar, think them in! Put them in your dreams and believe this IS your reality. The same applies to experiences, employment or self- employment. Whatever you want, live, dream and believe in it. Don’t worry about the ‘how’s,’ just focus on the vision and everything will come into being.
‘We become what we think about most of the time’- Earl Nightingale
South~ your past.
Which elements from your past are foremost in your mind and why?
Separate them into negatives and positives. Put the positives in front of you and next to them add the lessons you learnt from the negatives. This provides a platform of experience and you would do well to draw from this as you move into the future. Think about what you want to achieve and mark off all the elements on the list that will help, actively committing them into your conscience. The more you look at them the more power they will have because they are already in your subconscious, therefore, just need refining and highlighting.
East~ physical resources
What resources do you need?
Take a look at all the types of help which are available to you. Where can you go to get finance for instance? What kind of training do you need? Are there any items of equipment or out-sourcing that will help you to achieve more quickly? Where can you find answers to your questions? We live in a world packed to capacity with masses of resources, all of which are very accessible with today’s technology. Don’t just sit there, go out and use them!
West~ human resources
Who can help you?
Look at the people in your life. Who is going to help you on this journey? Who is a hindrance? This is easy to answer; just see how you feel when you are around different individuals. If you feel great - keep them; if you don’t- ditch them! People often move away easily if you pay them less attention, so don’t make obvious moves, just become busy! You will need to form great new friendships and networks that help you to move towards your goals.
Finally~ lift up your eyes!
The way ahead!
Look at God and all He’s done for you. Give thanks and ask for everything you would like Him to do for you. Think it in and don’t worry about the ‘how’s.’ This is so important that I should really write it a third time! Each of us can live the life we want, it’s simply a matter of sticking to the rules, self-discipline, faith and guidance. God made many promises and all we have to do is claim them for ourselves. Put your focus all around and your faith in the centre, everything else will follow.
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