Having a 2012 Life Statement


We’re blogging this week about having a Life Plan for 2012.

A Life Plan is simply a short written document expressing what matters most in your life.  It serves for a compass on the journey of each day.

My life plan is 12 pages long and covers the ten areas of my life I deem as priorities. Later in the week I’ll make my plan available to interested readers.  My purpose in being transparent is that I want every friend I have to grow into the best person they can be.  For me, this involves having a plan that keeps me focused and from wandering off the narrow path.

Today, I’d like to share about my Life Statement.  This is what I seek to live by daily:

“I seek to be a man God can use and be respected by my sons, my daughter-in-laws, and my six grandchildren.”

That’s it but that’s enough!  If I take care of these two:  1. growing into the type of man God wishes me to be and 2. having the respect of those who know me best, everything else is “lagniappe.”

I “borrowed” my Life Statement from Dr. John Avant, pastor of First Baptist-West Monroe, La.  He gave me permission to use it and I believe it covers lots of ground in one sentence.

You can borrow it and make it yours or you can craft your own.

I’d love to hear from you.

Curt Iles





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