Here are related ways to think about this lesson:
- A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
- Behave in a way that will leave you with no regret.
- Mistakes are opportunities to learn.
- Your walk (actions) and your talk (words) must match.
Here’s a summary of this life lesson:
We are each intrinsically important by virtue of having received the precious gift of life. We have a responsibility to share our gifts, skills, and talents. Each of us needs a moral compass; the Bible’s Ten Commandments serve that purpose well. Such guidelines help us to identify the values and priorities we need to navigate life’s inevitable challenges. Without guardrails, we are adrift, blowing in the wind like a tumbleweed, our lives left to chance. When we are grounded, with our proverbial house built on rock instead of shifting sand, we will not be easily distracted by external forces, seduced by shiny objects, or reactive to circumstance.
Ask yourself, “To get unstuck, I need to learn how to . . . “
Click on the skill you’d most like to learn! Use these skills in your daily life. Notice your progress! Then add another skill from this or another lesson.
Writing helps you sort out your thoughts.
We've written a series of questions so you can dig deeper and get unstuck.
And we created two ways for you to do it, depending on how you work best:
IF you like to write your thoughts on paper, then print out our form, fill it out, and keep it in your journal. If you wish to share it with Esther, then scan it or take a picture of it with your phone and send it to her at her email address.
[Printable Document Coming Soon]
OR you may like to type instead of write, so we've created a form that you can fill out and have sent to you. Then, if you'd like to share it with Esther and get some personal counseling, simply reply to the email!
Remember, the content you write in this form is confidential. It is emailed to you (to the email address you supplied) and nobody else.
If you wish to have Esther consult with you on your answers, then simply reply the email once you receive it. (Instructions are in the email along with your answers.) Esther may provide a simple reply or suggest further reading, a group session, or personal counseling, and it's completely up to you at that point how you would like to proceed.