Tuesday, April 16, 2013

In Regards To Future Planning, You Will Move For One Of 3 Reasons: Which One Are You?

My Theory Is That Our Living Situations Are Repeatedly Directed Primarily By One Of These Three Priorities: Opportunity, Place, or Relationships. 

Opportunity says:
I am going or staying with the God-given best opportunity.  The location and relationships will have to follow.
ie. "I am staying in or moving back to Michigan because I got a dream job scenario out there."

Place says:
I am going or staying in this area for God.  The right opportunities and relationships will  have to follow.
ie. "I am staying in or moving back to Michigan because I love it and will apply for work once I get out there."

Relationship says:
I am going or staying for these God given relationships.  The right opportunities and place will have to follow.
ie. "I am staying in or moving back to Michigan because that is where I feel most loved by my family community."

Once you start listening, you begin to hear how people often process your plans and their future options using one of these three as their starting point towards a direction.  I don't know how it helps, but it has definitely been a good clarifier to know about myself and others.

1 comment:

Alison Walls said...

Well isn't this just applicable to my life??? Thanks Pastor Brent. :)