The Framework to Life is shifting emphasis to something much larger than what I have been writing about since I first established it in 2015. I feel the Lord wants me to involve more of Him into the framework instead of just centering it around the success framework. I have always said the Lord is our foundation to our framework, but the framework itself cannot just be about achieving dreams and living out our purpose in life. I have come to a point where I need to focus more on the individual soul instead of the individual’s success. If we want to achieve our dreams and serve Christ through purpose, then we need to achieve it by having a strong relationship with Him. Our connection with Christ is done by allowing Him into our hearts and connecting His Spirit with our spirit. Our spirit becomes alive when we are in Him and He in us, and our soul becomes destined for eternity with Him.
I will begin this shift of focus with a series of posts about the mind, body, and spirit. I will present each as an element to the framework that centers around our individual soul. Stay tuned!
I added some core values to the Framework to Life that essentially set up the foundation. Like every house or building that is built, it starts on a strong foundation. Consider these values the materials that create the foundation for this framework to stand on.
Faith: This is having trust in what you cannot see in front of you. First, you must have faith in Jesus Christ that He is your Lord and Savior, and through Him, you will have eternal life. If you have faith in the Lord, you understand that faith in yourself becomes stronger because of the empowerment of the Holy Spirit that dwells within you. So everything you do as you strive toward achievement is driven by the Spirit as long as you have faith. Faith is the number one value, because without faith, the other values that follow are not as valuable.
Ambitious heart: This is your heart’s desire to achieve. Heart is the key word here. Without heart, there is neither true purpose nor desire. Your heart is the epicenter of everything you do, from the birth of your vision all the way to making it a reality. It’s what drives the character and attitude that shape who you are. Ambition keeps your heart pumping for the achievement that you desire.
Continuous Knowledge: Knowledge leads to understanding which results in wisdom. You must apply all knowledge that is relevant, so your vision is clear through understanding. Knowledge must flow continuously!
Quality Effort: Everything you do, and perform, toward achievement has value toward the end result. To give effort the most value, you have to strive for perfection with the understanding of how important it is toward your vision. No matter how small it is, if it is something that gets you closer to achievement, value every second of the effort as you perform to the highest standard. No one is perfect, but that does not mean we can’t strive for it.
Faithful Perseverance: Perseverance is your determination that will get you through the tough times and allow you to keep pushing toward achievement. If you add faith and perseverance together, this means you trust that the Lord will guide you, protect you, and be with you all the way to the end. Faithful perseverance is powerful and unstoppable!