Maximizing Momentum

dream momentum vision May 02, 2024

"No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us. - Philippians 3:13-14 (NLT)

 

Have you ever felt like you’re on the brink of something truly life-changing, as if God is about to move in ways you’ve never experienced before? Yet, somehow, maintaining the momentum to reach that breakthrough seems daunting. You're not alone. Today, I want to share a personal story about overcoming this very challenge and offer guidance on how you, too, can maximize your momentum.

At the end of last year, the Lord spoke to me very clearly that 2024 would look different and it would require me to shift some things in my life and my business. My business was primarily focused on coaching women in business. And while I would still have opportunities to do that, the Lord said that it was time to focus more on speaking opportunities and mentoring purpose-driven women.

So, by faith, I jumped.

I started 2024 with an in-person event called Less is More, followed up by speaking at different conferences and retreats in Quarter 1. I also took my online community off of Facebook and onto a private online platform. I knew everyone from the Facebook group wouldn't come over to the new platform, but that was OK because it wasn't about the numbers. It was about positioning myself to serve my community better. 

Needless to say, Q1 was a LOT! A lot of movement. A lot of prayer! A lot of serving! A lot of success! A lot of momentum! And then came Q2. I had to ask myself the question: How do I maximize this momentum?

Philippians 3:13-14 says, "Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus."

This passage reminds us that our journey is a continuous pressing forward, a relentless pursuit of the calling God has placed on our lives. It’s not about perfection or never facing setbacks, but about the perseverance to keep moving forward, maximizing the momentum we’ve been given by God.

For me, maximizing this momentum came down to 3 things:

1) Identifying My God-Given Potential: Before I could maximize momentum, I had to first identify the unique potential God placed within me. This required self-reflection and prayer, asking God to reveal the areas He wanted me to grow and excel in.

2) Overcoming Obstacles: Every path to fulfillment has its obstacles. By staying rooted in faith and surrounded by a supportive community, I knew I could overcome these barriers. I constantly remind myself that obstacles are not dead-ends but opportunities for growth.

3) Sustaining Momentum: Momentum is sustained through consistent action and reliance on God’s strength. Small, daily steps in faith and practicality lead to significant breakthroughs over time.

This perspective can be life-changing for you too! Here are some practical things you can start doing to change your mindset:

  • Set Spiritual and Personal Goals: Create a list of spiritual and personal goals that align with your God-given potential. These should be Missional, taken Ownership of, Radiant (expressing God's love), and Entrusted in the hands of God (MORE). This method is how I teach my community to set goals. There are other methods out there. Find one that aligns with your values and stick to it.
  • Develop a Routine: Establish a daily routine that includes time for prayer, scripture reading, and actionable steps toward your goals. In my community, we use The More in Your Morning Journal to help us develop a solid routine. 
  • Seek Accountability: Find a mentor or a peer group that shares your aspirations. Accountability can significantly increase your chances of maintaining momentum. Again, this is why my community is so awesome! We celebrate and support each other as we keep each other accountable. 

Take some time to reflect:

  1. What specific area of your life is God calling you to maximize momentum in?
  2. What fears or obstacles have been holding you back from taking the next step?
  3. What practical action can you take this week to move closer to your goal?

Take Action:

  • Write Down Your Vision: Spend time this week journaling about the vision God has placed on your heart. Make it as clear and detailed as possible.
  • Pray Over Your Goals Daily: Dedicate a specific time each day to pray over your goals and ask God for guidance and strength.
  • Commit to One Small Daily Action: Identify one small step you can take daily that aligns with your goals. Consistency is key to maximizing momentum.

Remember, God is always working in your life, even when progress seems slow. Trust in His timing and plan, and keep pressing forward. “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up” (Galatians 6:9). If you’re seeking deeper engagement and personalized guidance on your journey, consider joining my community. Together, we can dream big and experience more of what God has in store for our lives.

Dear God, thank You for the momentum You've placed in our lives, guiding us toward our God-given assignments. Today we choose courage! We choose to function in the courage to take bold steps, the strength to overcome obstacles, and the faith to trust in Your timing. Help us to keep our eyes fixed on You, as we press on toward the goals You’ve set before us. In Jesus' name, Amen. 

I hope today's blog will serve as a catalyst for your breakthrough, a reminder that with God, all things are possible. Let’s maximize our momentum together, walking confidently in the direction of our God-given dreams and callings. Thanks for hanging out with me today! I'd love to connect further. Join my community, The Live Love Lead Community. We are a group of purpose-driven women living Christ-centered lives. 

I love you with the love of Christ! ~ April Nicole Scipio 💛