You Can’t Always Trust Your Senses

You Can’t Always Trust Your Senses

You Can’t Always Trust Your Senses

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Even in the day of Google maps, I am notorious for heading to an appointment without getting directions. I think I will just sense my destination the closer I get. Unfortunately, this is seldom the case. I usually end up pulling over somewhere, plugging in the address only to find I’m no where near my destination. The simple fact is, looking at a map or plugging in an address makes the likelihood of me making it to my appointment in a timely manner and less stressed, much more likely.
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We know this with driving but we seldom think of our lives in a similar way. All of us have things we want to do, to accomplish, but how many of us have a plan to get there – a map? Not only can a map get you from point A to point B, but it can also help you know what you will need to do along the way. My wife and I visited Europe a few years ago and if truth be known, did little planning for this trip. We did buy Euro-rail passes and had a general idea of where we wanted to go but once we got there we realized there were so many more places we wanted to visit. Often times we discovered, after looking at a map, that many of these places were a lot farther away than we anticipated. If we had planned ahead we may have changed things around, spent less time in a city, or allocated resources differently. We had a great time but I wonder how much better it would have been if we had planned better up front.
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Most of us would look at our lives and say, “I have a good life.” My question is, how much better could your life be if you became intentional about the direction you’re going, the things you want to do, the person you want to become? How much better could your life be if you knew what you wanted out of life and allocated the resources correctly?
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I, like many of you, have regrets about how I have spent much of my time and resources over the years. I was’t intentional about life so I just coasted along. I do have a good life and I am incredibly blessed but I believe we are called to be the best stewards we can with what we have been given – this includes time. Periodically, I still get in a car and “sense” my way toward my destination but I am committed to no longer do that with my life. Let me encourage you to make that same commitment. Every person should plan their life because, ready or not, it’s going to happen.
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Yes, I use DayMap daily to keep me on track – to map out my days, weeks and months. Let me encourage you to give it a try. But more than anything, let me encourage you to do whatever works for you to reach the destination you have charted for yourself. You can take the necessary steps needed to make positive progress toward the things in life that are most important to you.
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Here are a couple of links that can help you do just that.
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About the author: Todd Cothran is CEO of Whetstone Apps, a pastor, and a time-steward enthusiast. He is passionate about helping people make the most of the time they have been given. He lives in Charlottesville, Virginia with his wife, four children, and various pets. Connect with Todd at @daymapapp.

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