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I Have Homework

A couple days ago I received in my email a LOAD of homework. And I couldn't be more excited. No, I haven't enrolled in college. And I'm not taking a Kay Arthur class. Rather, it's because I'm only three months away from going through a LifePlan process that I've been looking forward to for a few years. You might be asking, "What is a LifePlan?"

The LifePlan™ experience is a one-on-one, two-day intensive. Designed by Tom Paterson, LifePlanning is a proven, spiritually and behaviorally sound process designed to help you discover your unique design, clarify your life mission, and apply your discoveries to your personal, family, vocation, church and community life domains.

My facilitator is Doug Slaybaugh, a man I respect and have known for many years. We will be walking this journey together in June. I'd appreciate your prayers as we work on a custom-tailored master plan that will define my total-life strategy.

You might be asking why I'm doing this. Am I feeling restless? No. Am I tired of what I'm doing? Not at all. Am I trying to figure out what I want to do when I grow up? Nope. Am I becoming senile and starting to ask myself too many questions? Probably.

Here's the deal: I'm 43 years old. That means I've been an adult for 25-years. In those 25 years I married an amazing woman, had four tremendous kids, worked at a great organization for 9 years and have served at Granger for the past 16 years. I've written four books, traveled the world, and taught workshops to thousands of church leaders. It's been a great run.

I want to make sure my next 25-years are just as awesome. I want to be laser-focused on how I can best impact the kingdom. I have no intention of changing jobs or moving locations--I just want to leverage everything God has given me to maximize this next chapter of my life.

And that is why I'm excited about the homework I just received!

Leave me a comment if you'd pray that God would prepare me for my LifePlan journey.