GraceWorks Planner – Plan To Bless! Part 2

Posted by Jennifer on March 9, 2009 – 5:15 am
Before we venture any further into the planner itself…
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My friend at Graceworks, Tricia, has written a great little 20 page e-book entitled “Planning to Be a Blessing.” Reading it was an encouragement to remember why we are concerned about planning and being organized. It also provided to practical “how-to’s” and a little motivation to tweak my system a little more to make it really work for me. She has kindly agreed to let me share some of the things that really leaped out at me but I highly recommend getting a copy for yourself. Please read more about getting your FREE copy here or click on the image.

The first was Purpose. What is my purpose? A mission statement.
“Your mission statement sets before you a reminder of the character you wish to display, the growth you would like to accomplish and the rewards of faithfulness when there is no instant gratification. It helps you to remember that in order to ‘be’ something in the future you must begin to ‘be’ it now.”

Tricia shares in her e-booklet her personal mission statement and I found that we share very similar goals, I had just never put mine into words and down on paper. Since reading this booklet, it has helped me to understand how helpful and important it is to have your goals laid down in such a concrete manner.

There were three things in her personal mission statement that really jumped out at me:
  • To be able to accept all that comes as Christ’s best for me at that moment.
  • To be able to offer up all my daily tasks as done to the Lord (which we touched on here)
  • To be organized and self-disciplined, so that I will be able to ‘redeem the time’
So before we go any further on the topic of planning – take a few minutes to sit down and think about the things that you want to accomplish as your life’s work. Write them down and really evaluate them.

One last thought to share with you. Tricia reminds us in her e-book, “Having a new planner will not make any lasting changes in the beauty and peace of your home unless your heart is truly transformed by the Holy Spirit as you are washed in his Word daily.”
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We will ‘visit’ again soon with more on the planners topic. If you missed the first post, click here to read it. Our fabulous planner give-away is still to come!
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  1. 1. Brianna @ Heart(h) Management Said:

    “Having a new planner will not make any lasting changes in the beauty and peace of your home unless your heart is truly transformed by the Holy Spirit as you are washed in his Word daily.”

    Definitely food for thought. Being in His Word on a regular basis is something that I KNOW the importance and value of, and yet, how I struggle to be faithful in this area!

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