How are you? How are you guys doing? First of all let me say thank you to all the amazing writers who have been holding it down on the blog especially my darling Disemi.
I literally hit gold the day you came into my life. Let’s not start on all the amazing ways you’ve been there for me.
So, today, I woke up at 3am this morning and for the last 2 hours I’ve been trying to go back to sleep
Meanwhile, right beside me is my amazing husband snoring away soundly. Yep! #jealousmuch
So since I’m awake I might as well make the most of it. Interestingly I would think that sleeping long hours would be easy for me now since at the end of the day I’m always so spent.
Well, it’s not happening so since my eyes are wide open and I’m wide awake even though I’m so tired, let’s do what I do when I can’t sleep … life review
Lol! Yes you heard me. Let’s review our lives. Okay, maybe I shouldn’t drag you into this. Let me review MY life and you can tag along if you like. It’s scary but it’s an important exercise especially because we are one quarter down in the year.
I usually break it down into these areas. All Ps so you can remember them easily.
what plans did I have at the beginning of the year and how well have I stayed on track with them? My plans cover a wide range of things – spiritual, mental, emotional, physical, financial, career, ministry, etc. Top of the list though was
To institutionalize Just Us Girls Global Network while managing my health and family life better and ensuring that I stay in Mary mode.
The question I’ve been asking myself is
2. PROJECTS –
Minstry projects top the list on this one too. My family projects were just two. I think I will keep those private. Let me share the one that concerns you. Lol!
⁃ Just Us Girls (the series)
⁃ Pastor’s wives appreciation
⁃ 12 new books covering a wide range of topics
⁃ Bible Before Breakfast podcast
⁃ JUGN Tribes set up globally
⁃ 7 Conferences
⁃ More media presence
⁃ More “good works”: humanitarian in nature.
3. PROCESSES –
setting up clear systems that run with or without me. A network of team leads and partners that make the work easier. Getting to the point where everything works like clockwork.
Maybe because we just recently lost a loved one, the reality that you only live once then you have to pass the baton has hit home more. Knowing that we only get one chance to hit this has been hovering over me. Jesus had such strong systems. I’m just learning from that.
4. PEOPLE –
This has to be the hardest part of my life review. Knowing those to hang on to and those to let go of. Knowing when a person’s season has ended in your life and when yours has too. Hanging on to dead things is never a good thing. If the stench doesn’t kill you, It can make you sick. Part of my people review is also knowing who to put where and what access to give them. Dealing with people is just hard sha but can we really do without?
5. POTENTIAL –
I also look closely at the things I can’t do now but that have potential to be great. Somethings I take out of my NOW box and move onto my LATER box and it’s not because I’m procrastinating. It just hasn’t matured. Its time had not yet come.
6. PLACE –
where am I at? Who am I? This person I am today is she moving me closer to the person I want to become? Am I more prepared for the place God is taking me? Am I kinder? Am I more equipped to bless more lives? Am I more patient? Am I more driven? Am I in a healthy place – mentally? Emotionally? Physically and financially?
Okay, so now I’m fully awake. Lol! After reviewing all this. I’m gearing to go… I’ve got people to do and places to see.
And if you didn’t notice, then you should probably get some rest too and don’t worry, God gives to us even when we rest.
Isn’t that amazing though?! No need to worry. Just sleep and even when reviewing your life, NEVER DO IT IN FEARY OR ANXIETY. I simply look over my life to put my WHY and WHAT in view. To be honest, I ususllay leave the HOW up to God. So please sleep o!
Love you guys