Welcome to How to MAXIMIZE Your Life!
True or False? Life is too valuable to just float through on auto-pilot.
We need to strive for the most we can get from all life has to offer and not just string a bunch of random experiences together and call it a life. I love this quote by Robin Sharma:
“Don’t live the same year 75 times and call it a life.”
If we want a life to the MAX, we need to make a commitment to doing those things necessary to get us there. It will not happen by accident…
“No one stumbles upon significance. We have to be intentional about making our lives matter.” – John Maxwell (contributed by Dana Becker)
The greatest model of a MAXIMIZED life is the life of Jesus. Everything He did was on purpose and for a purpose. On several occasions, Jesus made several references to why His life mattered…why He was on Earth for 30+ years…
Matthew 20:28, “Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.”
Luke 19:10, “For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.”
And my personal favorite…
John 10:10, “I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”
One of the reasons Jesus engages us and desires to be part of our lives is to help us experience and live a full, abundant life. This verse (John 10:10) and concept has been a significant influence on my life. It is what gets me out of bed each day and drives me to encourage others.
For years I have wanted to develop a tool to help and encourage others make this same discovery. Our lives are too short and too valuable for us to just “get by.” We need to make the most of the lives we’ve been given. We need to stop evaluating life based on what others are doing and what others expect. Our lives need to be structured so we can experience all that God prepared for us.
“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” (Ephesians 2:10)
Along my life’s journey, I have studied people I felt understood and lived the “abundant life” Jesus offers in John 10:10. My observations compelled me to develop eight strategies that have helped me leverage the “abundant life” we can have in Jesus Christ.
These strategies are not exhaustive. You may not connect with any of them. You may likely be skeptical or dismissive. To implement these strategies into your life takes work and commitment. They are like a lot activities in life, you get out of them what you put into them. I promise if you will engage with these strategies and invest some time, they will create change in your life. My guess is that many of you have never considered trying some of these concepts. Just go with it and see what happens. The only risk is losing a little time and energy, but even then, I believe you’ll begin to get a taste of the life God has in store for you. I should add that they are only in the pneumonic order of M-A-X-I-M-I-Z-E to help us remember them.
One last thing…
It is an honor that you would consider my thoughts on this topic. PLEASE understand this key truth: these strategies DO NOT replace the valuable and necessary disciplines of Bible study, prayer and worship. They are simple tools you can use in the context of your spiritual disciplines to help you grow closer to God and grow your faith in Him.
It is also not my intent to drop these eight strategies on the web and wish you the best. I welcome the invitation to take this journey with you. As you begin exploring these strategies and exercises, there will be opportunities to share your work with me. I would love to join you, be a part of your experience, and help where I can.
Next step: I want to share the Eight Strategies to Help You MAXIMIZE Your Life. You’ll be able to investigate the first, then decide if you want to take a 10-week journey in discovering the other seven. I’ll send you an email each week for you to read at your leisure. But like most anything in life, you’ll get out of it what you put into it. I hope you’ll take a look.
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