Tuesday, January 11, 2011

What are your goals for 2011?

My friend Allison told me about a daily devotional a while back that you receive via email. It is called the Purpose Driven Connection and it has to be one of the best email type devotionals I have ever received. I have done this in the past...really...a lot of times actually and over time, they start to bore me. Rick Warren just does a great job at talking to ME! Love it!

Anyways, his present series is on goals. Go figure, it's the start of a new year and the start of so many goals. Last year, I set a HARD goal and actually achieved it! My goal was to loose 20 pounds. Well...I exceeded that goal and lost a total of 31 pounds last year through exercise and NOT dieting but eating the right foods. So this year, I am feeling like I need to set some more goals. Why not, I can actually achieve them, so I might as well get working on some. And what better way than to start your goals than by telling my blogger friends what I am working on.

1. Make daily time with God. Although I do try to do this, I am not as consistent as I need to be. As pastor Rick talked about in a recent devo, we need to be spiritually disciplined just as we are physically and mentally disciplined on a daily basis. Well I got the whole physical thing down and the mental thing...well that is debatable but do I REALLY have the whole spiritual thing down? Do I sit down for a quick 5 minutes and blubber off a quick prayer and check it off my list for the day? or do I REALLY spend some time with God? He is my BFF and all!

So how am I going to do this?

For starters, I am going to make my goal attainable. So to say I will be spending 1 hour a day in complete silence with God is not going to happen. To say, I will spend 20 minutes during nap time with God IN SILENCE is attainable. I am also joining a READ group with a bunch of my good friends from the area! Such a great way to hold each other accountable and work on our relationships with God!

2. Enjoy my job as a housewife. I need to embrace this role as a mom more. I have the most amazing family...the family I always wanted and am living the life I always wanted. Country living, staying home with the kids, baking bread, growing my garden...I couldn't ask for more. But some days it just gets a little....ummm...old. After getting the THIRD kid tested for strep or sweeping up the floor from a little one year old's accident with the spice cupboard. Yeah..you know what I mean. Just one of those days. Well, God put me here! I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to have children and look a what He gave me! THREE beautiful children and an amazing husband to care for. He will NEVER give me anything I cannot handle! So some days I just need to put on my big girl pants and embrace what God has blessed me with!

What are you goals for the year??? and how can we help each other accomplish our goals???


Fueled by Love said...

Awesome! I really want to get better about goals in all areas, I think spiritually is always the place to start after all...Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and all these things shall be added unto you! Had a great conversation with a friend whose family writes down family goals for the year, even the kids. I thought that was such a great idea. Now I just need the discipline part!

Esther said...

LOVE these goals :)