Goal: an aim or desired result.
At the beginning of 2015, I decided that I wasn't going to set any specific goals for the new year because personally, I don't want my life to be characterized by what I want to do and what I think is best for me. I want to be led by God in my life. But after hearing a sermon about how Christians should always be striving to be more like Christ, I realized that it isn't a bad thing to have goals and ambitions! As long as those goals and ambitions aren't selfish. I'm such a black & white kind of person. I so dislike having anything in my life that is in the "grey area".
As I think through my goals for this year, I desire one thing above all else and it can be summed up in one verse:
"He must become greater; I must become less."
I'm making this list so that I can be held accountable & so that I can look back and see how God worked! I hope that these can encourage you & maybe even inspire you to add them to your own goal list!
+ Pursue unity & oneness with my husband, striving to put his needs before my own
+ Strengthen the friendships that I already have
+ Keep up with friends in other towns more often
+ Step out of my comfort zone and be a better neighbor
+ Step out of my comfort zone and get to know new ladies in our church
+ Grow in my role as a youth leader, balancing being both a friend & a leader
+ Grow in my relationships with my parents, siblings, in-laws, & other family members, intentionally showing them the love of Christ
+ Stop spending money on useless items that I already have plenty of
+ Stop spending money on clothing unless I am in need of it
+ Wait a week before I purchase anything that I do not need
+ Purge my closets & pantries at least three times this year
+ Give more than I receive
+ Let go of the mentality that more is better
+ Less about me, more about Him
+ Keep up with Testimony Tuesday
+ Start 3 new series
+ Connect with 3 new bloggers
+ Host a Meet Up
+ Get back to Planning a Retreat with 12TwentySeven
+ Get to a point, physically, where I am happy again with the way that I look
+ At the end of 2015, be able to run 10 miles without stopping
+ Run a few 5ks and possibly a half marathon
+ Lessen my addiction to sugar
+ Eat more green
+ Start Yoga
+ Be more intentional about taking care of my body
+ Overall, have a more healthy 2015
+ At the end of this year, I want to feel and see a growth in my relationship with God
+ Learn how to rest in His grace that I do not have to perform or do the right things to get Him to love me
+ Step out in faith
+ Pray every day, for others
+ Finish reading the entire bible
+ Grow in boldness, purity of heart, & positive thinking
+ Break free from the mindset of negativity
+ Learn to be content with less & but never content with standing still. Always move forward towards Jesus
+ Continue in my photography business & learn more
+ Design my photography website to my likeness
+ Learn Calligraphy & Design
+ Start a vision for an online business
What are a few of your goals for this new year? It's never too late to move forward!
You are loved!