By Dan Vis
January 09, 2017
Note: This week's topic is a repost of an article from a few months back about how to build unstoppable momentum in life. It fits right in with the content of our ongoing Life Focus challenge, so I decided to post it again this week. Enjoy!
Some time back, a participant in one of our challenges posted an interesting "word algebra" equation. Turns out it was from Dave Ramsey, a well-known Christian author who has helped thousands escape from debt. Anyway, here's the formula as displayed on his site:
Here's the basic gist of his post: "Winning at anything starts with momentum. But momentum doesn’t just happen ... We've got to create momentum." The formula above, explains how to do that!
Focus: Life is full of distraction. To succeed you have to have a clear goal or direction. We talked about this some last week in our blog post entitled Asking the Right Question.
Intensity: A clear goal needs to be combined with passion and desire. That's what keeps us moving forward--with action! In our Life Focus challenge, we talk a lot about goal setting, and making sure those goals are converted into action. Intensity insists on it.
Time: Everyone knows the story about the Tortoise and the Hare, and how persistence wins out over time. That's true in many areas of life. Change doesn't take place over night. You have to stick with it, and give things time.
God: This is obviously the most important piece in the equation--divine power. And it's certainly our main focus at FAST. Commit your efforts to God, and He provides the power to multiply your success!
Unstoppable Momentum: This is what it all leads to. A life of meaning, purpose, and impact. That's what every believer wants, isn't it? To make a difference for the kingdom of God?
Appreciated seeing this formula shared in a class, and for the ministry of Dave Ramsey in calling our attention to such a "catchy" strategy for success.
If our Life Focus challenge encourages you to set some goals, or do more planning, make sure you combine that pursuit of focus with the other elements mentioned above to help ensure your life is filled with unstoppable momentum!!!
So what did you think of this formula? Is there one or more pieces you need to build into your life to get this process going? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
|Posted by Dan Vis on 05/09/17|
|That's one benefit of running them for a month, I hadn't thought about--being able to take it a second time! :)|
|Posted by Barbara Davis on 05/09/17|
|Appreciated this challenge. Planning to go through it again. Thanks!|
|Posted by Marion Coppock on 05/09/17|
|I enjoyed the Life Focus challenge, I have challenged one of my friends again to take this with me. Since we were gone travelling I could easily benefit by doing it again. Praying she will take the challenge.|
|Posted by Dan Vis on 01/17/17|
|Thanks Sonia! Glad you found this helpful. I like combining "unstoppable" and "mission" in the same sentence! :)|
|Posted by Sonia Sterling on 01/13/17|
|Powerful equation by Dave. We can truly become unstoppable by the Power of God, when we are fully led by Him and have tunnel vision on our mission. To God be the glory.|
|Posted by Dan Vis on 01/11/17|
Thanks Darren! Great quote! It is definitely NOT the time to be letting go of our faith. Amazing things soon to happen.
We don't just need unstoppable momentum, we need accelerating, unstoppable, momentum!
|Posted by Dan Vis on 01/09/17|
|Thanks for stopping in and posting a comment Jo! The Word of God sure is important, isn't it?|
|Posted by Jo Zumbluskas on 01/09/17|
|Qing Ling I like your equation. In other words, be a Berean! It has always been my first go to when I hear something new or different. Check it out with the Word of God.|
|Posted by Diane Castanon on 01/09/17|
I want an unstoppable momentum, but without God, the formula won't work (John 15:5I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.).
I met a man a couple of weeks ago that told me of wonderful things he's doing for God in his country, but he also told me that he doesn't pray very often because it's not his gift. He continued to tell me that his wife is a prayer warrior and leaves that part of the mission to his wife. Because the man dominated the conversation, I was unable to interject any comments. I remember quickly looking at his wife, I'm sure with a surprised look on my face, and she nodded her head yes.
My heart felt saddened and burdened for that man because he's missing out on a deeper relationship with Jesus, and God's ministry in his country would greatly expand.
Wreaking of self is not a pretty smell. We need the sweet fragrance of Jesus.
|Posted by Keith on 01/09/17|
|Thanks, unfortunately, "Y" doesn't want to play nice when it comes to acronyms.|
|Posted by Dan Vis on 01/09/17|
Great providence Colette. Good story.
Love it as always Keith! You really have a way with words.
|Posted by Keith on 01/09/17|
Open to improvement.
|Posted by Becky Rich on 01/09/17|
Two passages of scripture come to mind: Hebrews 12:1Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, and I Corinthians 9:23-2523 And this I do for the gospel's sake, that I might be partaker thereof with you. 24 Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. 25 And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible..
I want to run this race well, and will do so by keeping my eyes fixed firmly on the prize. Philippians 3:14I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
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