When I’m on vacation I like to ask myself a series of “what would my life look like if…” questions. These are questions that, in theory, should help me live better and be more fruitful for the Kingdom.
For example I might ask “what would my life look like if I read a book a week for the next year?” or “what would my life look like if I quit eating junk food?”
Then I go about my vacation thinking and praying about each question by looking at the “upside” and the “downside” that each potential reality would create in my life. Sometimes I will write out a list but most often I just try to create a mental picture of what my life might look like with any of the potential changes.
I will also pray about each question while running with Denise, going for a walk or sitting by the pool. I ask God for His direction and guidance.
Then sometime during the week I will make a decision. I may pass on the change because the cost seems too high or I just don’t think it’s realistic with other things I’m doing at the moment.
If I decide to move forward, I will write down my commitment and then work out a plan. If I say yes then I want it to become a reality in my life.
This vacation’s two questions?
“What would my life look like if I got back to a regular exercise routine and eating better no matter my schedule?”
“What would my life look like if I committed to attending every funeral and wedding and visit the hospital for colleagues, friends and family? What would my life look like if I was really there for them in those times?”
Over my next two posts I will share my reflections and my answers to these questions.