10,000 hours of mastery rule
What do you enjoy doing?, What brings you a sense of purpose?, Philippians 4:8, Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
Write down your "reasons", Your whys feed your elephant (subconscious)
Passions (What do you enjoy doing?)
Potential (What are you good at?)
Profits (What will people pay you to do?)
Biblical Role Models
The ultimate example, Philippians 2:5, In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:, Ephesians 5:1, Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children
Believe it can be done, Believe you can do it, Get support from others who believe you can do it, Philippians 4:13, I can do all this through him who gives me strength., Matthew 17:20, He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”
2 Timothy 2:15, Autonomy, Mastery, Purpose, Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.
There is a lot we can learn from a child, Matthew 18:3, And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
difference between professional and amateur, Make it a game
The ability to withstand pain is critical, If you are afraid of looking bad, you'll never get good
Basics! Fundamentals! Do them!
We must be willing to give up who we are for who we want to be in order to fulfill our purpose and turn our vision into reality
Cruise ship analogy - deity controls outcome. Unlike other religions; this deity mingles with the crowd. The quality of the cruise is directly proportionate to the time spent with our deity. Conclusion: Christ is always trying to have a meal with us.
God is in charge, and his plan is the best of all possible plans. J. Monsabre wrote, “If God would concede me His omnipotence for twenty-four hours, you would see how many changes I would make in the world. But if He gave me His wisdom too, I would leave things as they are.”3 Ours is not the best of all possible worlds, but ours is the best of all possible Architects, and he has chosen from the best of all possible blueprints that will lead to the best of all possible worlds.
God provides direction, Mark 13:11, Whenever you are arrested and brought to trial, do not worry beforehand about what to say. Just say whatever is given you at the time, for it is not you speaking, but the Holy Spirit., Proverbs 3:5-6, Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
We have a role to play, God likes order, 1 Corinthians 14:40, But everything should be done in a fitting and orderly way., Colossians 2:5, For though I am absent from you in body, I am present with you in spirit and delight to see how disciplined you are and how firm your faith in Christ is., Proverbs 14:22, God gives us Universal Laws as boundaries. These boundaries give us direction, The second law of Thermodynamics, Things are improving or falling apart, The universal laws are one thing that Creationists and Evolutionists agree on, Do not those who plot evil go astray? But those who plan what is good find[a] love and faithfulness., Proverbs 6:9-11, How long will you lie there, you sluggard? When will you get up from your sleep? 10 A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest— 11 and poverty will come on you like a thief and scarcity like an armed man.