My mind is my greatest source of leverage, granting me power over issues professional, personal and spiritual. But leverage requires a lever, which requires a fulcrum. Something immovable that I can use to move everything else.
But what if the root of the most important issues I face is hidden under that fulcrum? What can I use to move an immovable object?
And what is the secret I have spent my whole life pressing further away from my consciousness?
“We have forgotten — or perhaps never really understood — what it means to trust that God is in control. Politics matters. But we have forgotten that good political leaders were supposed to be our gift to the world. Now we think they are something the world has to give us, so we can truly practice our faith — or feel good about ourselves. So whenever we see a leader — inside or outside the church — who doesn’t seem to honor our truth, we are filled with anguish; and act like God has abandoned us… ”
RSVP stands for the four steps I have been using to help my spirit align with God’s purposes for my life:
Rejoice: Meditate on yesterday’s emotional highs and lows until you find a way to rejoice in them
Shalom: Repeat until you can rest in God’s peace. Over time your “set point” of how much peace you expect will increase.
Vision: From that place of Peace, ask God what to focus on today. As part of this, I like to read a short devotional, look up relevant Bible verses, and God for a single “theme” word for the day to prime my thinking.
Praise: Finish by affirming God’s sovereignty over everything that is going to happen, and thanking Him for showing up.
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