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Taking a few moments to brainstorm will be of great benefit to you. This brief yet very productive exercise may take approximately 20 minutes, depending on how much thought you put into it and how complicated your life is. Find a place where you can be all alone without being disturbed. I encourage you to think with God’s help by praying. Start by asking God to direct you. Then begin to brainstorm topics that are going on in your life right now (relationships, responsibilities, problems, good things, etc.) or, in other words, take an inventory of your life on two 8×11 sheets of paper. Designate one sheet for good things and the second sheet for not-so-good items. After writing your two lists, you are ready to move forward in this brainstorming exercise.
Next, decide what things are going well that you want to keep the same, and what are some not so good that you want to improve or possibly eliminate? Start your “plan of attack” by circling the things you want to keep the same. Then, the stuff on the list that is not going that good, on the other sheet of paper, write your plan on possible solutions to make things better if they are worth salvaging. Come back to these lists in a day or two. (you might change your mind after sleeping on it). This exercise has always given me insights and control over my life with God’s help. It points out what I need to keep and what I need to change or get rid of. After you do this exercise. ~ Bill Greguska
Proverbs 3:13 Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding.
When Brainstorming, Focus On The Solution, Not The Problem!
Part #2 If Necessary?
Then, there might be a possible chance that you still need more direction or encouragement. If that is the case, ask God to put someone in your life that you can talk to further, but be sure that the person has a good relationship with God. A close friend, pastor, parent, for example. Hopefully, you will give wise counsel. I would not advise you to solve your life problems all independently. We all need God’s guidance and each other’s encouragement and insights. But suppose you are still struggling even after doing this exercise. In that case, I will encourage you to consider finding a professional Christian counselor, or it could be something going on with you physically that needs medical attention. In that case, see your doctor. You can feel free to contact us at the bottom of this page, and we will help you the very best we can. ~ Bill Greguska
Proverbs 15:22 Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers, they succeed.
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