Withdrawing in order to Draw!
The secret to success is knowing what God has gifted and assigned you to do. Once you know your gift and assignment, you can delegate other non-essential tasks or let them go. Do not allow others to waste your time or energy from God’s calling on your life. Get rid of all activities that drain your time and energy. You should be spending time on tasks and activities that give you energy and fill your tank.
John 6:15, “When Jesus therefore perceived that they would come and take Him by force, to make Him a King, He departed again into a mountain by Himself to be alone.” Jesus knew the importance of spending quality time with God alone. Jesus understood the importance of spending time alone to regroup, refocus, and re-energize his “spiritual fuel system”. Sometimes it is advisable to withdraw from life for a moment to be able to draw back into life.
Withdrawing from life for a moment helps you to do the following:
- Rethink what is important right now.
- Prioritize what tasks need to be completed.
- Decide which tasks are non-essential and can be delegated to someone else.
- Create a “to do list” to stay organized and on track.
- Spend quality time with God to seek guidance in handling daily tasks.
How to stay on the “track to success” and not burn out? You must have spiritual rest and spiritual renewal. You must have a daily routine of withdrawing from the world to do the following:
- Meditate on your plans and priorities.
- Recharge your batteries.
To be effective with helping others, you must be able to spend time alone.
You have to “withdraw from life to draw into life” to be able to have quality time to do activities that energize you. Also, to be able to re-fuel your mind, body, and spirit. By doing so, you will have reserves you can draw from to help others.
Donya Zimmerman is a business consultant, mediator, and legal professional with over ten years of experience. Donya is also a public speaker and aspiring author. She has a few books in the works that will be published and released in the latter part of 2015. The books will focus on entrepreneurship, small business, and daily devotionals. She is owner of Family & Community Mediation and Business Consulting (FACMBC) and Powerful Biz Woman (subsidiary of FACMBC). Both are based in Baltimore, Maryland and were established in 2013 and 2014. Services provided by FACMBC: Mediation and Conflict Resolution Services; Business Registration Assistance (Limited Liability Company, Corporation, S-Corp, Limited Liability Partnership, etc.); Business Plan Drafting Assistance; Business Certification Assistance (MBE, WOSB, 8A, 501(c) (3), Hub Zone, etc.); and Business Organization Assistance. Services and products provided by Powerful Biz Woman are workshops: Entrepreneurship 101; How to Stay Out of Tax Trouble and Legal Trouble in Small Business; Start up 101; and Female Entrepreneurship 101. Powerful Biz Woman provides books on the following topics: Entrepreneurship 101; Daily Devotionals for Entrepreneurs/Small Business Owners; Daily Devotionals for Female Entrepreneurs; Small Business Owner Tips; Powerful Biz Tips; and Inner Will Power to Make Your Dreams a Reality. These books will be available starting October 23, 2015. Donya Zimmerman is also a contributing writer with the Maryland Daily Examiner Newspaper, Women Who Rock with Success Magazine, The Professional Pastors, and the Leadership Girl Newsletter. Donya Zimmerman has made article contributions to the Simply Inspirational Women in Business Journal for 2014 published by Dr. Cheryl Cottle.
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