Act As If You Are Already There

This week I want to talk about one of the most effective yet unconventional way of something that is so simple…write a letter.  But not just any letter. By the end of this week, Friday, I want to challenge you to write a letter thanking God for your future AS IF you are already there living it. Write a letter thanking Him for prosperity, health, promotion, productivity and the pleasures of life.  Tell Him how grateful you are for the accomplishment(s) that have come forth. Make it as vivid and tangible as you can.  The more you place yourself in this conceivable future and live life AS IF you were already there, with humility and gratitude of course, the more likely you are to rewire who you are and the goals you set for yourself.

I see so many times other people take on tasks or make decisions that affect their future only to find themselves going backwards in life or delaying the journey God has them on.  Then question as to why they are where they are or why did it take so long to get there.

We tend to get in the way of our own selves.

By writing a Thank You letter to God with all the plans and visions we have of ourselves AS IF we are already there, will keep us focused on those tasks and decisions that we make.

For example, I love to bake and there were times a few years ago that I would have loved to have opened up a bakery. But I know that’s not what God’s plan for me is. (Read my About page to find out a little more) I could take cake decorating classes or receive the knowledge one would need on how to work with fondant, but I would only be delaying where God has me going. Me getting in the way of me. (Those of you that know me, could you really see me behind a stove baking all day? Yep, I call it a hobby now.)

To refocus, I now have a letter that reminds me of my life AS IF I were already there.  It helps me in my decision making process. Where I can look at this letter and say Yes to something that is going to move me in the direction towards those accomplishments or No because it will cause my eyes to be off the prize. The prize being Jesus Christ.

I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints. Ephesians 1:18 NIV

I wonder if someone like Michael Hyatt, CEO of Thomas Nelson, did something like this or what about Kim Cash Tate? Did she see herself one day speaking for Women of Faith? Or what about Tammie Head? Did she think that one day (in April 2011) she would release her first bible study?

What if we begin to see ourselves living AS IF and act as if we are already there?