The Workshop represents Ability. Goals, plans, and being the best you can be.
Now the Spirit of the Lord had departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the Lord tormented him. — 1 Samuel 16:14
- A gift (skills) will not be used diligently if there’s not a single practice or application to the gift.
- Be careful not to be jealous to others’ gifts because you don’t know what they’re going through to develop their gifts
- Be diligent to develop the gifts that God gives you.
- Excellence is seen with the “results” that you show to people.
- Make sure that your excellence is developed inside, so that people will see it on the outside.
- Excellence is not the same as perfectionism. Perfectionism is “I want to be the best!”‘; Excellence is “I want to be the best for God!”
- Embrace your uniqueness!
- “In all things, God works to those who love Him.”
- Every experience that we’ve gone through helped us to become who we are now.
- Don’t ever think that your experiences (i.e. practices) are put to waste. They help you develop your talents and abilities.
- Guard your gifts. God can only work through what we work on.
Success Plans for Christians
1. Choose one thing at a time — focus on your talents one at a time.
2. Write your goals — if your goal is not written, it’s a dream.
3. Stop thinking of hindrances — the only person who can stop you is yourself.
4. Think and visualize your goals daily — see yourself doing it.
5. Do small steps daily — what can you do about you right now?
6. Remember to give back to the Lord — If you don’t give back to the Lord, then all the things you’re doing will be put to waste.
7. You and God are always a majority — Only listen to what God wants and tells you to do.
How To Fit More In A Day
1. Plan a schedule — if you fail to plan, you plan to fail. If you don’t plan, somebody else will tell you what to do.
2. Challenge yourself with deadlines — If you don’t have deadlines, you tend to not do your priorities and cram.
3. Redeem your “nothing” times — Use your time wisely.
4. Select and prioritize — There are always things that we have to do.
5. Do the hard(est) things first — If you do the hard(est) things first, then everything else will be easy.
6. Master the art of punctuality — You will never be too early to be on time.
7. Avoid all sidetracks — Avoid distractions. Anything that pulls you away from anywhere you’re ought to be.
*Special thanks to the book Doorways to Discipleship*