Casting a Vision – Part 2: Who Do You Want to Be?

For the next few weeks I’m sharing some about some of the techniques that have worked for me in seeking God’s will for my life, for planning and organizing, and basically juggling all the different roles and tasks that I have to accomplish as a work-at-home, homeschooling mom.

In part one, I shared a little about my need four years ago to re-align my life, and how, during that journey, I picked up Elizabeth’s George’s book: A Wife After God’s Own Heart.

One of the most instrumental things that came out of reading that book was the Casting a Vision sessions that I did.  I lent my copy of the book to a friend, so I can’t point you exactly to what in the book prompted this and it’s been a few years, but basically, what I did was to write down at all the different roles that I had, including:

  • Child of God
  • Wife
  • Mother
  • Homeschool teacher
  • Homemaker
  • Professional
  • Individual/Personal (including health)

And then I wrote down – this is important so I’m going to repeat it – I wrote down what, in an ideal world, I would like each of those areas to be, look like, etc. What did I want to be known for in those areas, what did I want to accomplish. Now this required some introspection and prayer. (Remember God puts those dreams in our hearts for a reason, He has a plan.  Jeremiah 29:11)

So, on paper, in my case in one of my journal books, I wrote out what my vision was for my life, in an ideal world, in each of these areas.

For as a working, homeschooling mom, and a wife, and a person, there are so many different facets of our lives. If we only focus and cast our visions for ourselves in one area, what are we missing in the other areas? God intends for us to have a rich, full, blessed life. We can’t have that if we only focus on casting vision in the area of work, or homeschooling; we have to do this across all areas of our life.

Tomorrow, to give you some food for thought, I’ll share what this looked like for me. In the meantime, I encourage you to write down your list of roles, and start thinking about how you can cast a vision for yourself.

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2 Responses to Casting a Vision – Part 2: Who Do You Want to Be?

  1. Pingback: Why I Don't Set New Year's Resolutions | Living Life at Home

  2. Fernanda says:

    What a great blog! So glad to have stumbled acrsos you. I love listening’ to Mum’s that have been doing this homeschool thing for a while. Always needing that insight. blessings, from Victoria

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