I’m looking for a book or plan to guide me through intentional planning of my life.
I know, I know. The Bible. But I don’t know where to find certain things, so a book that points me in the right direction in the Bible.
These areas I’d like to focus on.
Finances and debt. I have some large debt and I’m struggling with getting it tackled. I’ve been living life in fear of my depression and anxiety and I NEED Jesus to be my strength. I have sai stuff in collections and I can’t seem to get the courage to call these places so I can get a payment plan.
Sex. I love my wife and crave sex with her often, but she is not interested at all. Our drives are so far out of match. I want that connection with her every 4 or 5 days and she could easily go 4 or 5 months. I can’t change her, but I’m having such a hard time changing myself. No matter how hard I try, I get resentful, feeling unloved, and then it all just consumes all of my thoughts.
Be a leader. I was born a follower personality type. I go with the flow. However, there are too many things going on that require me to be an effective leader, not a follower.
Organization. Every day, I feel like I’m just winging it. All of my plans and goals are short term. I’m barely putting anything in my 401k. I rely on my wife to do the dreaming for our lives. I constantly feel like I’m putting out fires in life and never doing anything to prevent the fires.
Living in the moment. You’d think sincei don’t seem to have much long range planning skills, I must be living in the moment. Nope. I’m missing happy moments with the kids and my wife. I’m not creating lasting memories. I rarely find joy in daily things.
If you have a book or tool that can help me work on these things and be Bible based, I’d gladly accept your recommendations.