- Are specific "thoughts, words, and deeds" intended to connect your faith with your everyday life.
- Are based on the principle that we have "to do different in order to get different."
- Are what turn goals into reality.
- Are things you feel God is calling you to do AND are things you want to do.
- Are things YOU feel are achievable in the next week.
- Are things YOU feel confident you will be able to achieve. On a scale of 1-10, your confidence of success should be a 7 or higher. If your confidence is lower than that, choose a different FAITH Step.
- Are action-specific, for example "I will spend 10 minutes a day in quiet meditation" as opposed to "I will be more relaxed this week."
- Answer these questions as you set your FAITH Steps:
How much? Quantify if possible.
When? Set or schedule a time when you intend to do this.
How often? Every day? A certain number of times/week?
- FAITH steps need to be shared out loud with others to maximize your success in doing them.
FAITH Steps Are:
Focused. The step will be narrowly focused. "I will walk for 30 minutes three days this week" vs. "I need to start getting some exercise."
Action-oriented. I will do something that is observable and measureable; I will not just think about doing something.
Inspired. I feel that God wants me to take this step and I feel inspired by God to do it.
Time-specific. I will do it at this time, or within this time framework.
Heartfelt and honest. I will only commit to a FAITH Step that in my heart I honestly am ready to take, as opposed to something I think I "should" do or I know others want me to do.