Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Diana's Review of the 7 Decisions for Personal Success
In the final chapter of The Travelers Gift, Seven Decisions for Personal Success, before our traveler returns to his family, he walks into the future and glimpses the probabilities of his personal success due to the application of the Seven Decisions.
Last night our book club met. Our leader choose this book for our Feb. read. I wanted to wait before writing this final blog to hear what they had to say about this book and how the author, Andy Andrews, wrapped the story up in it's final chapter. And an interesting discussion it was. Some ladies felt the books focus was too material. Should financial gain be our focus as a believer? We agreed not. Others did not take it that way at all, seeing the practical aspects of the decisions for a believer in all aspects of our lives. All agreed that the decisions themselves were great and that anyone who would put these decisions into practice will have a different life than they might have if they do not. A more successful life, not necessarily materially successful, but spiritually and inter personally in our relationships as well.
We spoke about the word of God, how we are to meditate on it, believe God wrote that book for us to have the opportunity to get to know Him. In Proverbs and all throughout we see divine principles that if we heed, will result in less pain and heartache to the believer and a more abundant life offered to us by a loving God. In the end we gave it a thumbs up as a great read and we appreciated getting acquainted with the Seven Decisions.
For review I have listed them here in one place for your consideration as you consider your goals for 2010.
7 Decisions for Personal Success:
1: The buck stops here. I am responsible for my past and my future.
2: I will seek wisdom. I will be a servant to others.
3: I am a person of action. I seize this moment. I choose now.
4: I have a decided heart.
5: Today I will choose to be happy. I am the possessor of a grateful spirit.
6: I will great this day with a forgiving spirit. I will forgive myself.
7. I will persist without exception. I am a person of great faith.
May this year bring you to a place where you are experiencing all that God has in store for you in your writing goals and personal relationships. May those success' bring Glory and Honor to He who has given us, 'everything we need for life and godliness'.
From my heart to yours,