May 15, 2019 | Podcast, The Living Room

006: Cultivate What Matters with Lara Casey


“There is nothing magical about January 1st. Where you are right now is a great place for a fresh start!” 

In this episode, Lara Casey, the founder of the Making Things Happen movement, shares from her book Cultivate: A Grace-Filled Guide to Growing an Intentional Life.

Many of us struggle to have a clear direction of where we are headed in life and others of us focus so much on the future that we miss what God has for us now. Lara provides so many helpful resources for embracing the season we are in, discovering our God-given desires and personality, and cultivating what matters most.

Her resources have really helped me, and I know they’ll help you as well. You’re going to love this episode – and this woman!

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Important Takeaways from Show

  • God places desires in our hearts and gives us unique gifts to help us determine what matters most.
  • Look at the big picture of where you want to be in the future and start living like that today.
  • The Lord has something for you right where you are in this season.
  • As we steward what God has given us now, He reveals the next steps.
  • It is often in the mundane that the most meaningful moments come to life.
  • To determine your priorities, ask yourself: What will matter when you’re eighty?
  • Don’t let the disappointment of what isn’t, swallow the joy of what is.
  • Remembering the gospel story’s power in our life fires us up to share our faith.
  • Praying together as a couple changed her marriage.
  • Understanding who we are and the unique way God created us equips us to move forward.
  • When God is our priority, everything else falls into place around Him.
  • There’s nothing magical about January 1st…start living intentionally today.
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Links from Show

Cultivate: A Grace-Filled Guide to Growing an Intentional Life

Make it Happen: Surrender Your Fear. Take the Leap. Live On Purpose

PowerSheet Prep Videos

Learn About the Enneagram Types

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown

Cultivate Your Life Podcast

“God + Goals” YouVersion Bible Reading Plan

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