Goals. Do I Need More?

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clip_image002I’ve thought about making goals. Setting goals.

I thought that I wanted to.

Hadn’t I JUST set goals last week? 

Self-discipline. Serving. Being. Educating. Retail Sales. Getting home in order. Organizing. Time Management. Fitness. Weight Loss. Making Friends. Being a Friend. Giving. Blessing. Encouraging. Writing. Singing. Speaking? Not sure that I’m ready for that yet.

I don’t want to torture myself with a year-long goal.

It seems that I just wrote about taking the next step. Doing the next thing.

I like reading everyone’s Word of the year. Verse of the year. Theme of the year.

So many are stepping away from the word “Resolution”. Its almost becoming as ugly a word as “Submission”.
Side note: I’m all about submission.

God shows up in my life daily. Some things come easy. Some things are hard to swallow. 

I get promptings from Him. 

Things to study (John 15:1-17), to look out for (Not being covetous), to share with others about (Being a Godly wife, Thought life). 

Some times it IS a word; lingering for a while or moving swiftly. 

I do like words, like: diligence, honor, contentment (that’s what I thought was gonna be my word!), prayer, worship, etc. 

Those things ARE incorporated into my daily life.

My friend, Holly, summed it up best for me when she posted on Twitter (yep, I’m there now),

“Not looking for a word or verse this year…asking God to apply the whole of His Word to me. I need all of it– all of Him”

Isn’t that what He does best?! 

This IS what I want to live out everyday: Philippians 2:3-4, John 15:1-17, Romans 12:1-2, Hebrews 5:14. All of these speak of becoming mature in faith.

I AM NOT downing anyone that chooses a Word of the year. I may come back to that when 2012 rolls around. 

God may blast me in the middle of my forehead and sternly direct me in that direction. I don’t know.

As of yet, I haven’t joined anything like reading the Bible through for the new year or any challenges.
I’m not opposed. Just haven’t. 

I am, however, praying that I can connect in a Bible Study either online or form a local group of women that want to dig deeper and be face-to-face.

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About Kela

I'm Kela! I am a Daddy's (Abba Father) girl, wife, mom, and grandma. I'm also an educator, writer, singer, Bible study leader, and mentor. I'm a Southern girl that drinks coffee even in the heat of Summer. My passion is encouraging others in their faith.

  • Local women who want to dig deeper and meet face to face? Oh, I would love that.

    I’ll settle for women who want to dig deeper and meet virtually…

    I will pray you find your face-to-face group though.

  • Amen! Beautifully shared is your heart to obey the LORD!

    Love and prayers for you as you dig deeper! If you lived near me you’d be welcome to come on over and dig deeper with me face-to-face in the LORD. I’d love it!

  • Face to face Bible study with you Debra and Lisa would be like a dream come true!
    I guess the thing with virtual friendship is that the heart is revealed more quickly because we read each other’s stuff.
    With making IRL friendships, there are lots of walls to go through or climb over. Lots of uncertainties.
    That’s a subject for another day.

    Either way, I’ll be studyin’ =)

  • My heart breaks when I read that you do not have a group of local women to connect with. This will be prayer for you that the Father will provide you with a group of at least 3 women who you can connect with and be accountable and honest with. May those women be a blessing to you and up lift you when you struggle and join you in praise in your joys. It’s taken a long time for me personally to have a group of like this, but I “persevered” (my word for the year) and now have a great group of ladies that I love and can rely on.

  • I agree. We don’t need resolutions to connect with Jesus because He is already our sole desire!