Your 15 Minute Transformation


What if you spent 15 minutes with Ann Voskamp every day for one whole month? Just a quick coffee and chat about your favorite things?

What if you followed that with a 15 minute chat with Jillian Michaels? Every day for one month.

How do you think those simple conversations would affect you?

I guarantee you’d have a keener eye for the gifts in your life and you’d put up a stronger fight against that last piece of cheesecake.

Why? Because passion and focus are contagious. Ann is passionate about gratitude. Jillian is passionate about fitness. And when you spend one on one time with someone, when you listen to them and share with them you can’t help but be transformed.

The Lowest Point In My Life

My very first real job crushed me. It required me to work one on one with my boss and I knew from the first week that I did not measure up to expectations. I was constantly corrected. Every meeting involved a little notebook where every wrong thing I did or said was written down. I didn’t have any other peers at that job, so the only input I had was that of my boss.

By the end of that job, my self esteem was lower than it had ever been in my entire life. I was convinced I couldn’t do anything right. The daily negative input from one person crushed me.

How My Dream Job Changed Me

Not long after that, I started working at KSBJ Radio in Houston, Texas. (The best job I could have ever even dreamed of…I love that place!) I was given more and more responsibility until my boss, Tim McDermott, decided that I should start a new offspring company for the station. I had no experience starting a new business, but he gave me the keys and let me drive.

After spending a few years at KSBJ, surrounded by people who believed in me, my perception of my working abilities was absolutely transformed.

What’s Your Soundtrack?

Friends, who do you listen to? Who do you spend time with? What is the soundtrack that plays in your life? There may be seasons in your life when you’re surrounded by wonderful people who lift you up or there may be seasons when you are surrounded by hurting people who bring you down.

I’m A Matchmaker

I spend hours and hours of time on this blog. I don’t to it to make money. I don’t do it to build a “brand.”

I do it because I’m a matchmaker. I know Someone who is perfect for you. He adores you. He knows all about you and is the fulfillment of every need of your heart.

And He wants to spend some time with you.

Can I encourage you…no…can I BEG you to know and be known by the One who wants you to succeed more than anyone else? The One who has plans for you and a hope and a future for you? The One who wants to tell you the EXACT things you need to hear?

If a 15 minute daily conversation with Ann would leave you more grateful, if 15 minutes a day with Jillian would leave you more fit, how truly and deeply will you be transformed by 15 minutes with the God who pieced you together perfectly with a specific plan and purpose for this very day in your life?

Put it on the calendar. A 15 minute coffee date with God.

Listen to what He has to say and let the transformation begin.

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Comments

  1. I know I run the risk of sounding ignorant… but here it goes. When you say, listen to what he has to say and talk for atleast 15 minutes, how exactly do you do that? I try to take sometime out at night and just be alone with my thoughts and I have my own “conversation”. I dont know if that is praying or what exactly Im doing. I hope that I can hear him when I really need to.

    • It’s not ignorant. We are all trying to figure out how to be closer to God. I can’t speak for Kat, but wanted you to know that it is good to ask questions. Please don’t put pressure on yourself.

    • Hi Kenia, such a great question. I’m not speaking for Kat, but I am a part of this Inspired To Action team. And know that your question is not ignorant! In fact, I would dare say that a lot of people have that same question.

      Prayer is all about relationship with God. And a relationship with God comes through Jesus. That just means that we get to know God the Father by getting to know Jesus. And we primarily get to know Jesus from the Bible. I would encourage you to spend some time reading the book of John, asking God to show Him more of Himself and His great love for you.

      You are His precious creation and He designed you (and all of us) to be in relationship with Him. Many blessings to you, friend.

      (There are also some great resources like the “Focused 15″ study or the summer study coming up here on Inspired To Action where you can read the Bible with other women.)

    • Thank you ladies. I reall appreciate your input. I will definately take a look into your suggestions.

      • Kenia,
        You asked the perfect question! I hope you’ll always feel free to ask things here…

        I don’t think I can answer any better than Lara did. Start with John, ask God to reveal Himself to you. Share what is on your heart – the things weighing you down, read the Bible and get to know His character. Just like any relationship, it will take time, but oh what wonderful things await you.

        I’m praying for you today! And feel free to ask any other questions any time!

  2. Thanks for this, Kat! Your words and blog do inspire me to stay at this thing. Please keep the encouragement coming…you are spurring us on to greatness in Him.

  3. 15 minutes with Ann Voskamp for the spirit.
    15 minute with Jillian Michaels for the body.
    15 minutes with Kat for Inspiration and Hope.

    15 minutes with a positive influence can do incredible things.

    and of course, 15 minutes with Him. Sometimes I wish He’d talk a little louder though. ;)

  4. love your heart, kat.

    :)

    <3
    H

  5. I’ve been overwhelmed lately so just kinda skipping the emails as they come through. This one caught my eye. I’m at a ‘don’t want to do this anymore’ point. I read your post and it has encouraged me greatly….at least enough to make it through today. God calls us to live for today. I forget that sometimes. I do spend time with Him daily, but your analogy helped me see that time differently. I’m going to chew on that perspective and take time right now to attentively listen to Him….paper & Bible close at hand.

    Thank you for sharing your insights. They have stirred up a fire under the hope that was smoldering in my heart. May God bless you and your family greatly.

  6. a lovely encouragement to put first things first…oh what riches He will share with those that seek Him!! He is offering us treasures – how do we so often not have time for that! :)

  7. Great post!!

    I have found a preacher a couple of years back that has made all the difference of how I look at Jesus. I love all peoples that point to Jesus!!

    http://www.josephprince.org

  8. How often we imagine that time spent with God must involve a really big concordance, three colors of highlighters and a few hours before dawn. I am moved by your reminder that even 15 minutes is life changing!

    • Kim,
      Well said! Yes, He fed 5,000 with a couple loaves and fish, I’m confident He can use 15 minutes to change us.

  9. Well put. xoxo

  10. thanks for sharing all this with us, because God does speak well for us and also for businesses …

  11. Posts like this are why yours is one of my favorite blogs. Thank you for your heart and for your ministry.

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