“Your success is determined by what you do today.”
-John Maxwell

Since you are building change for the long haul, you need to know that there are going to be several steps that you will have to take in order to create the life that takes your breath away. It will be a long process. It takes courage and time to move into another dimension of living. Avoid making quick solutions to long-standing problems and long-range goals. Only careful, systematic thinking will give you long-term success.

Stewarding your strength means that you will begin to avoid things that are counterproductive.

There are things you cannot allow to upset you and consume your energy and time. Yes, some circumstances have to be dealt with, but you should look for peaceful solutions to your adversities. Abandon the ones that seem to have no solutions. In Luke 14:31-32, Jesus says that if your enemy is stronger than you, send people to make peace. So wisely choose your battles, and never choose a battle if there is nothing to gain in the end. If you are faced with a fight or a possible resource drain, ask yourself, “what will I get out of this?” If there is nothing to be won or gained, then there is nothing to fight over! Focus on what will benefit your long-term vision.

Deal with any debt. You can recover from bad credit and bad debts. Work to get to a place that you owe no one any debt, whether it’s money or favors. Indebtedness will keep you stressed and weigh you down. It often requires that you have long strings attached to people who take credit for your success. Going bankrupt yourself by making someone else feel great might sound noble, but it’s not. It causes you to miss living a greater story.

Whenever possible, pay your own way.

*Journal in the areas of debt and strength. Use the questions below as a guide.
1.In what areas are you feeling “drained”?
2. What are some “debt” areas in your life that must be reclaimed? Or who are they?
3. How have you seen God working in your life to slow down to work on your true purpose?

Leave some comments on how this stage affects your life.:)

*Make sure you have gone through steps 1 and 2 as they build on each other.

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