Words to SPARK your Heart-Song from our co-founder Sherry Douglas.
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Hi everyone! I’m Sherry Douglas with Heart-Song. The last few weeks we’ve looked at the Life Story Editing resource you can receive for free by emailing us at MyHeartSongInc@gmail.com. Although the resource has action steps which are crucial to living the life you want, our ultimate hope is that the resource helps your heart and mind work together, connecting you with the essence of you who are, who God created you to be. Let’s move beyond living as though we don’t have choices in what we make of our lives. With intentionality and seeking God, we can move forward by taking the next right step. One step at a time.
Today we are focusing on Step 3: Revise. Revise is about reviewing your roles and relationships to determine what is working and what needs to change. You may be a spouse, parent, employee, neighbor, or all of those things at the same time. A role is a function you complete or a part you implement in a specific situation. As an employee, you have particular tasks you are responsible for seeing completed. In the role of parent, you have many responsibilities of caring for your children. Each role you have, has responsibilities attached to it.
Next you’ll look at your key relationships. It may seem that roles and relationships are the same. However, if you look closely, you’ll see a relationship is the connection you have with a person; the tie that binds you together. As important as roles are, the relationships that stem from the roles are much more so. Someone once told me, “People over tasks every time.”
Scripture is clear when it comes to directing us in our roles and relationships. I’m not saying it’s always easy, but His desire for us is well-defined. John 13:34 says, “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” 1 John 4:11 also invites us to love. “Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.”
No matter our roles, and they are many, the Lord wants us to focus on our relationships by loving others – fellow employees, spouses, children, neighbors, and all others, as He has loved us. This is the word of the Lord. We hope to see your email request for Step 3! See you next time.