Why We All Need A Program To Follow

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These are just a few of the programs that I have enlisted in over the years to be intentional about change or improvement. This winter and spring, I have followed Peter Walsh into what our family has called “The Big Clean” as we attempt to organize our house and schedules. I function better when I have a program to follow. Some people need to hire someone but I can usually just get a book and give it a shot.

That is why I have set up 23 Things. I realized that there may be other people like me who need something to follow, need something to track daily, need to see a plan that has a beginning, middle, and end. I know, this makes me a very linear person but even the most non-linear people I have met (artist, musicians, etc.) do better when they have a plan to follow, even if that plan is just devoting a weekend to a project instead of constant starts and stops.

Even if  you are not following 23 Things, find a plan that will bring you closer to God. Bible reading plans are in abundance and daily devotionals make reflecting on God and scripture doable and easy. You could create an RSS feed so that your favorite spiritual blogs and sermons are sent to your email. Read one daily and find a point of action. The possibilities are endless. It just takes a few moments on the front end to make a plan and then six weeks later you have learned and done more than you thought you could and with the help of the Holy Spirit, you have become more like Christ.

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