Finding Your Purpose
If you have a desire to organize your life, you know it’s going to take a lot of hard work and planning. But how to stay consistent… that’s the hard part. Where do we get the motivation to instill the stick-to-it-ness this goal is going to require?
I think we need to get a good hold on the reason we want to get organized, and it needs to be a good reason. Not just a good, good reason, but a very important reason. The reason needs to be important enough that it will rein us back in when we get off track.
This week’s assignment is to think hard about why you want to be organized. Don’t just think of surface reasons… “I want to keep up with housework.” “I need more time to spend with the kids.” “I want to be able to go to bed earlier.” Dig deeper. What’s at the heart of all these little things? What long term core and/or eternal goal is important enough to keep you going?
Here’s a list of possible reasons to get your thinker going:
1. I want our home to be an example of the peace and love God intends for His children.
2. So that my children will look back on their childhood and remember a calm, loving mom who frequently took time to play.
3. I will be able to reach out to others in need when my finances, schedule, and belongings are organized and managed well.
4. The dreams and goals I have for my future can only be achieved if I live out my days in an organized fashion.
If you still need help seeing through the fog to find the bottom, perhaps this worksheet will help. (Pardon the third party file hosting. I am working on hosting my own files, once my husband has a chance to get me set up… yeah, he’s good like that.)
When you’ve got your reason pinned down, blog about it and link up below. I will be working on pinning down my reason this week too.