It’s Monday With Joshua & Kerrie . . . Assessment

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It’s Monday!   

Monday is our day to ramp it up and renew an element of living.   We recommend this practice for individuals, couples, and families as well as organizations.  This practice serves who we are and what we do.

This week our conversation at the table is about . . . drum roll please . . . taking time to make an assessment!

There’s work to be done in every piece of living our best.

We have the responsibility to do our best in each and every situation.  A best practice is to take time at the beginning of each week and assess how things are going.  The practice of assessment requires time and energy.   The thing is . . . it can seem easier to avoid reality . . . but life will be more challenging when we fail to address what’s not working.

Sometimes there seems to be nothing to do but to keep doing what we always do.  Of course, nothing will change when nothing is changed.

It require the awareness to realize something is not working and the honesty to say, “This is not working.” 

And.

We have a responsibility to do our part to change the situation, whether it seems fair or not.  Assessing our attitude and judgement towards the situation is a good place to start.

First Things First

Go to God.  While there can be a feeling of aloneness, God is present.  Ask God to guide, direct, and give insight to the way your life is going.

Asking provides the opportunity to experience the infinite genius of God up-close and personal.

Example

At one point or another, your assessment will reveal an unhealthy situation in a relationship.  Whether we want to admit it or not, our relationships need the work of God.   (We know some of you are agreeing with an audible, “Amen.”)  The most amazing element of a relationship in the with-God life is the work of God.

A common occurrence is blame and/or shame in a relationship:  “It was wonderful but it’s now horrible.”  This can be deadening to the heart of an individual, couple, family, and organization.

Joshua and I have experienced the deadening division of a faith community where blame and shame became rampant.  One person talks to the other who talks with another . . . and as “they” say . . . the rest is history.

Even, so.

A transforming change is possible.

When you get down to it, transformation begins at the intersection of love and grace.  

And.

Whether we think it’s needed or not, we each have our own work to assess where love is limited and grace is restrained in our response.  Of course, the work that needs to be done is not a simple three-step process.

But. There is so much more to the outcome of our work when it’s done with God.

With God, we experience the genius of the power of love and the gift of grace surging through our soul.

The way the situation is navigated changes when we personally experience the genius work of God, irregardless of the response of our spouse, family member, friend, co-worker, or boss.

*Best Advice

Take time to assess how things are going in each piece of your life.

Ask God to give guidance, direction, and insight.

Note: This takes time.  It’s one thing to say you’ve prayed about it, it’s another thing to do the work of prayer.

Do your part of the work, remembering God has more for you to experience in every element of living.

Make it a great day!  

There’s always more each and every day~Joshua & Kerrie

*Connect with  a life-coach, pastor, spiritual advisor, professional counselor, or trusted friend for direction, guidance, and wisdom. 

Joshua & Kerrie

Joshua & Kerrie are pastors, entrepreneurs, and co-developers of TableThink.

Joshua & Kerrie are in different seasons of life.  Joshua is in his first half of life; Kerrie is in her second.  Generational wisdom is a key piece of their best conversations with growth and contribution in the forefront.

Joshua is in the beginning years of his marriage with his wife, Louise.  Kerrie and her husband, Gregg, have been married for 42 years and have three children, two son-in-laws, and six grandchildren.  Joshua was born and raised in Arkansas.  He now lives in Oregon but says his Southern ways are ingrained within him.  Kerrie has always lived in the Pacific Northwest and loves everything about it, including rainy days.  Joshua has a passion for technology; he founded and oversees Joshua Lindley Consulting. Kerrie’s passion for serving people led her to becoming a registered nurse for a season, public speaking, and blogging.

Joshua & Kerrie invite everyone to take a seat at the table, ready and excited to learn from one another.  They  are passionate about what TableThink can be as they invest in the work with inspiration and innovation.  You are always welcome at TableThink’s virtual table.  You can connect by emailing: [email protected]

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