Are you feeling Stuck? Lost? Ready for a complete Life Change, but not sure how to make it happen?
The last couple of years, I struggled with feeling very stuck, not sure how to change, or what to change, or anything, but desiring to move forward to something more. Ready to change my life for the better.
I found these three truly life-changing resources and had to share them with you. They’ve made a considerable impact on me, and I hope you’ll give them a chance for your own complete life change too.
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First, the 4 Lies that Keep us From Making a Complete Life Change
Before we can truly change anything, we must KNOW the TRUTH, so that we can easily recognize the lies. Leigh Ann Dutton at Intentional by Grace has created a video-driven e-course on the 4 Lies we Believe that Keep Us from Changing. It’s free, and she very wisely and graciously says right up front that it’s OKAY and IMPORTANT to take your time going through this. Don’t just do the next lesson because it’s the next day. Don’t move on until you’re ready.
Leigh Ann covers some deep ground here, but does it so anyone can follow her. She has a real talent for this! Helping others Live Intentionally by the Grace of GOD is her goal, and I think she really succeeds.
First, she addresses “Did God REALLY say that?” We are challenged to know God’s Word, so we can KNOW what is true and what isn’t. Having a Standard of TRUTH to measure everything by is one of the greatest privileges we have as Christians.
It gives us such an advantage because we can then see through the lies. Through the rest of the lessons, we come to see so much about God’s Love, our own blindness, and God’s power available to us in this course. This was such a timely study for me, and I think you’ll find it so as well. Sign up today!
Bible Verses About Changing Your Life
Whenever I Google “What does the Bible say about_________?” usually the most helpful site is OpenBible. It doesn’t explain anything, just has a collection of appropriate scripture. Today I asked for Bible verses about changing your life, and got this page of results.
Verses like Jeremiah 29:11, Joshua 1:9 and Philippians 4:6-7 top the list. God has a plan, will be with you, be brave and pray…
Second, Setting Grace Goals for Complete Life Change
I didn’t really understand how important setting Goals was until recently. I had never done a New Year’s Resolution or anything like that until this year. This year, I was challenged to see more than the immediate, the day to day, and actually make a plan for what I really want out of the future.
What I want to teach my son, what I want my home environment to feel like, the shape of my marriage and finances, etc. and how to get there. This was a big enough deal by itself, but then, Arabah invited me to look deeper.
I found Arabah Joy’s site, and her Grace Goals workbook. This 82 page workbook is broken down into several assessments of where you are/have been, followed by 5 workshops that teach the centrality of Grace, and of Seeking God, in successful goalsetting/goal achieving.
- Full review of Grace Goals 2020 with a better understanding of God’s Grace and Favor here.
- Wondering How to Write Personal Goals that Stick?
Now I Was Ready to Change My Life
Arabah goes step by step through setting goals, starting with writing down your desires, of course, which I had never done before, then proceeding through a fantastic process that gives so much dimension to the goal, that it actually becomes graspable. I was ready to change my life!
There’s a section on finding your motivation behind the goals, which definitely gives the goals more, somehow. More Meaning and Purpose. More inspiration and incentive to stick with them.
If you are really wanting to get somewhere, whether it be in shape, or better at housework, or starting some grand endeavor (maybe a new Christian blog?), I would highly recommend starting with Grace Goals, which will help you get moving towards productive and complete life change, no longer standing around watching things happen, and just drifting along.
Third, Homemaking Ministries Online Conferences
I just discovered this conference, and am so excited about it. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always loved going with my mom to women’s conferences. A chance to get away, and spend time with other Christian women, worship God, and just be girls. Now, as a wife and mother of a preschooler, it’s harder to get away for more than a few hours at a time.
The Homemaking Ministries Online Conference is entirely online, so I don’t have to GO anywhere. There’s no travel expenses or anything, and there’s a private Facebook group, so we still get to interact with each other, and have more of a chance of connecting with the different speakers, as well, than you might in an in-person event.
This year’s theme is “Finding Purpose in Your Home” which is something I think we all could benefit from! There are 5 days of the conference, and 23 speakers (including Leigh Ann Dutton and Arabah Joy).
There’s a digital notebook for the conference, and it’s accessible from any internet-capable device. Knowing that these ladies are speaking mostly to busy wives and mothers, they have arranged to give us lifetime access to the recordings of each session, as well as making them downloadable, for those of us who don’t live in town with unlimited internet access!
My Complete Life Change Update
Having listened through about half of the sessions now, the amount of actionable, useful information here is incredible. These ladies know their stuff, and are encouragers and cheerleaders, not a hint of “Well, THIS is the only way!” It’s almost all “this is how we do it and it works well, but you’ll need to tweak it for your circumstances and family dynamics.”
Several sessions on creating routines that get the kids on board, involved, learning and preparing for independence.
An Awesome session on Creating family memories (not just capturing them on film, though that’s part of it).
And more than one session on finding the meaning and purpose of the mundane daily routine (it’s pretty cool!)
Finding Purpose in Your Home: 2017 conference is $59.99.
There’s even a Free Refresh your Routines E-Kit with Printables! This E-Kit walks you through the difference between a schedule and a routine (much more manageable for someone like me!) and gives you practical tools to set yours up.
Prior Conferences are also still Available!
So If you are looking for a particular topic, Check These Out!
2016: Finding Balance in Your Home $39.95
2015: The Ministry of Homemaking $34.95
2014: Homemaking from Scratch $29.95
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- Pruning in the Bible, Why It’s So Important!
Are You Ready to Change Your Life?
It’s time. Are you ready to change your life too?
Each of these on their own stand to make a huge impact on your life, faith, and walk, but combined, well, I feel strongly that they will truly mean complete life change in a big way for each of us.
I hope you’ll consider it, and let me know which Journey(s) you are going to join me on because it’s sure to be an adventure!!
Until Next Time, Love God, Love Books, Shine The Light!!