Branching out in another area that you had not planned may be just what you ought to be doing. But only you can determine if that trajectory is worth your time, if it is what you ought to be doing today. My Christian ministry has been prayer-focused for as long as I could remember, and as the year 2014 approached, God dropped the idea of the 1-Minute Prayer plan (https://www.facebook.com/pages/1-Minute-Prayer/368981386624849). The goal was to prayer for one minute each day in the first week of the year, two minutes a day in the second week, and so on, leading up to praying for 1 hour at the end of the year (prayer in the last week of the year was accelerated to reflect a total of 60 minutes on the last day of the year). The format included a short reflection, To-Do, and Prayer Starter, and was an immediate hit with many – new pray-ers, busy people and even more mature Christians.
This year the format was changed. Each post contains a theme, a Scripture verse, and a prayer along the theme, designed to be read in approximately one minute. 1-Minute Prayer fuses my love for writing and passion for prayer. I may not be writing in the traditional sense of publishing new books in this season, but writing the posts for Facebook is new ground for me. With all the busyness of the job and family responsibilities, I am able to write and create and respond differently, yet powerfully.
An insightful aspect into time management is to be able to respond to an unconventional nudge, to explore an option that at first glance may not have a connection to the dream in your heart. I’m a writer so I’ve used examples of writing, but the concept id transferable to your skills sets, hobbies and desires.
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YOUR TURN – To do: Examine any promptings or thoughts to see if the Lord may ne nudging you in an unconventional direction. Don’t disregard anything, especially the simple or the different trajectory of thought and ideas. Play with the leading. Jump in and create original writing. Make a list of what you are doing and if they overlap with your goals and dreams. Re-assign your time if necessary.
COMING UP ON MAY 21 – INVESTING TIME
Susan Harris is a speaker, former teacher and the author of six books, including 10½ Sketches: Insights on Being Successful Right Where You Are, Remarkably Ordinary: 20 Reflections on Living Right Where You Are, and the acclaimed, Little Copper Pennies series. She has written articles for anthologies, magazines and blogs, and is a monthly contributor to The Word Guild blog. Susan is a member of InScribe Christian Writers’ Fellowship, The Word Guild, Saskatchewan Writers Guild, and Saskatchewan Association of Human Resource Professionals. Susan has held key management positions in churches and in corporations. She currently resides on the Canadian Prairies with her family and the beloved cats which have been the inspiration for her publication in Chicken Soup for the Soul, and her latest picture book, Alphabet on The Farm.