Saturday, January 9, 2010

Goals, goals and more goals

Well I just read a blog and was inspired to try to write down a few goals for myself in this coming year.  For some reason this is hard for me.  I guess when I write them down that others will know if I have failed instead of just me by making it public.  Well I need some motivation on some of these goals so maybe this will be a good thing.

1.  I want to read my Bible through chronologically.  I have read the Bible through before but never this way.  I started in December because I knew I might get behind some time during the year and I wanted a head start.  Is that cheating?  I want to have a more consistent quiet time and grow to know and love the Lord more.  Feel free to ask me on a daily basis on how I am doing with this.  Haha.  Maybe if I get a phone call each day asking me how it is going I won't get behind.

2.  I want to show my husband daily that he is loved and respected.  I am the world worst at just assuming he knows what I am thinking.  I want to make an effort to spend alone time with him and put his needs above the wants of my children.

3.  I want to help my children have a growing relationship with their heavenly father.  I want them to see the love of their heavenly father through me.  I want to pray with them every night and discuss spiritual issues with them. 

4.  I want to get a few more clients so that I can help out a little more financially and be able to give more away.  Tim and I both love to help out when we see a need.  It seems lately that has been a little more difficult with the cost of living constantly increasing.  If you know of anyone that is in need of accounting help let me know.  I am waiting for the Lord to drop an account into my lap.

5.  I want to share my faith not only with my actions but also have the courage to share it in words to those around me. 

6.  I want to be healthier.  We now have a Wii Fit maybe this will be the boost I need to actually start doing something.  I need to lose about 15 pounds and I want to be able to beat my 5 year old in a race.  Or be willing to get in a bathing suit and go swimming with my kids.

7.  I want to show more grace to people.  It seems that sometimes my expectations of people are so high there is no way that they can reach them.  I don't want to sweat the small stuff.

8.  I want to use the the trials and situations that our family has been through to help others.  I want to make a difference in someone else's life this year.

Well I guess I can't change my mind now that I have went and actually wrote them down.  At the end of this year I will have to look back and see what I have actually got accomplished with the Lord's help.  So what are your goals for this year?

2 comments:

estes5family said...

how bout we keep each other accountable? did you read my post? can you text? see you Sunday lady!

Cassie said... said...

you go girl! tell me how the wii fit works out for you