Are you feeling overwhelmed? Is your to do list filled with thing that you don’t want to do? Do you feel like your life isn’t heading in the right direction? Well on today’s show, Pastor Chad Everett of The Rock Church based in Norris City, Illinois breaks down time-tested and proven process for recalibrating your life.
Step #1 – Have you ever felt like things were out of balance in your life? Like things weren’t running smoothly or that you were just out of alignment?
- NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “Just as your car runs more smoothly and requires less energy to go faster and farther when the wheels are in perfect alignment, you perform better when your thoughts, feelings, emotions, goals, and values are in balance.” – Brian Tracy (New York Times best-selling author)
- Just like our car, we all need regular maintenance to keep us running the way we are supposed to.
- We don’t have to wait until we are broken down on the side of the road before we make important adjustments.
- In some instances, these adjustments are called RECALIBRATING
- Start every year with 21 days of prayer and fasting.
- This is an opportunity for us to re-up and go ALL IN for what God wants to do through us in 2018 and re-calibrate areas of our lives that need it.
- What is the standard?
- What is the deviation?
- What adjustments need to be made to fix the issue?
- Ask yourself “What fruit am I producing?”. If your spouse, kids, family, business, etc is out of balance then you need to take responsibility for fixing it and own it.
Step #2 – Recalibration questions – Two questions for 2018:
- What do you want me to want?
- Setting aside the first of the year to RECALIBRATE our lives with the right priorities.
- NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “People think focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on. But that’s not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully. I’m actually as proud of the things we haven’t done as the things I have done. Innovation is saying no to 1,000 things.” – Steve Jobs (Co-founder of Apple and the former CEO of PIXAR)
- List of the world’s wealthiest people:
- Jeff Bezos | Amazon | $112 billion
- Bill Gates | Microsoft | $90 billion
- Warren Buffett | Berkshire Hathaway | $84 billion
- Bernard Arnault & family | LVMH | $72 billion
- Mark Zuckerberg | Facebook | $71 billion
- Amancio Ortega | Zara | $70 billion
- Carlos Slim Helu & family | telecom |$67.1 billion
- Charles Koch | Koch Industries |$60 billion
- David Koch | Koch Industries | $60 billion
- Larry Ellison | software | $58.5 billion
Step #3 – Checking our alignment spiritually
- If we are going to travel on this road of 2018 we want to make sure our desires are aligned with His.
- Car Alignment – tires begin to wear incorrectly and they get worn out in places where we are not supposed to be.
- When you are out of spiritual alignment areas of your life will wear out where they shouldn’t.
- How’s your alignment with the Word of God?
- Are you properly aligned with His viewpoints?
- NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “People around you, constantly under the pull of their emotions, change their ideas by the day or by the hour, depending on their mood. You must never assume that what people say or do in a particular moment is a statement of their permanent desires.” – Robert Greene (Best-selling author of Mastery and The 48 Laws of Power)
Step #4 – What Do You Want Me to Stop or Leave Behind?
- It involves saying “NO” to something in order to say “YES” to something else.
- Selfish part of us has an allergic reaction to the word “deny.”
- NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “The less you associate with some people, the more your life will improve. Any time you tolerate mediocrity in others, it increases your mediocrity. An important attribute in successful people is their impatience with negative thinking and negative acting people. As you grow, your associates will change. Some of your friends will not want you to go on. They will want you to stay where they are. Friends that don’t help you climb will want you to crawl. Your friends will stretch your vision or choke your dream. Those that don’t increase you will eventually decrease you. Consider this: Never receive counsel from unproductive people. Never discuss your problems with someone incapable of contributing to the solution, because those who never succeed themselves are always first to tell you how. Not everyone has a right to speak into your life. You are certain to get the worst of the bargain when you exchange ideas with the wrong person. Don’t follow anyone who’s not going anywhere. Be careful where you stop to inquire for directions along the road of life. Wise is the person who fortifies his life with the right friendships. If you run with wolves, you will learn how to howl. But, if you associate with eagles, you will learn how to soar to great heights. “A mirror reflects a man’s face, but what he is really like is shown by the kind of friends he chooses.” The simple but true fact of life is that you become like those with whom you closely associate – for the good and the bad. Note: Be not mistaken. This is applicable to family as well as friends.” – Colin Powell
- Recommended Reading – Keep Your Love On – https://www.amazon.com/Keep-Your-Love-Connection-Communication/dp/1942306067/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1541542185&sr=1-1&keywords=danny+silk
Step #5 – LET’S check our alignment, LET’S RECALIBRATE our hearts to HIS specifications!
- DEFINITION – CALIBRATE – To standardize; bring into conformity with a standard by determining the deviation so as to ascertain the proper correction factors needed to adjust precisely for a particular function.
- NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.” – Jim Rohn (Best-selling author and motivational speaker.)
Step #6 – Process of Re-calibration:
- Standard – Discover the standard
- Difference – Determine the deviation
- Conformity – Correct to conformity – Make the proper corrections or adjustments necessary to conform with the standard.
- FUN FACT – “78 percent of the men interviewed had cheated on their current partner.” – 5 Myths About Cheating – https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/five-myths-about-cheating/2012/02/08/gIQANGdaBR_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.05ab54a87466
- FUN FACT – “17 percent of couples are content in their partner.” – https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/contemplating-divorce/201709/are-you-among-the-growing-number-unhappy-married-people
Step #7 – Standard – Ps 19:7-11 – Discover the Standard, Basis and Truth
- DEFINITION – Standard – Something established by authority, custom, or general consent as a model or example: a rule of measurement
- Identify the TRUE STANDARD FIRST
- The Word of God is not just a standard of right and wrong.
- NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “You need to overcome the tug of people against you as you reach for high goals.” – George S. Patton (A senior officer of the United States Army who commanded the U.S. Seventh Army in the Mediterranean theater of World War II, but is best known for his leadership of the U.S. Third Army in France and Germany following the Allied invasion of Normandy in June 1944.)
- In these verses it is the Standard of:
- Truth & Justice
- Benefits & Rewards
NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “ Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize?Run in such a way as to get the prize.” – 1 Corinthians 9:24
Step #8 – If we want to RECALIBRATE our lives in agreement with God then the Bible has to be the standard for our lives.
- DEFINITION – Cognitive Dissonance – “The state of having inconsistent thoughts, beliefs, or attitudes, especially as relating to behavioral decisions and attitude change.”
- NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “16 They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 17 Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.” – John 17:16-17
- What is our Standard for:
- Running a business