I was reading over my goals and resolutions this morning and remembered the passion behind them for the first time in a long time. They were good goals. I truly believe that they weren’t just ideas I had, but callings God placed in my heart. Only life got in the way.
That happens sometimes, doesn’t it?
So this week, I’m re-evaluating where I am and doubling down on some of my goals.
My 4 Goals
1.) Share Jesus within the Pews
This is the goal I was most passionate about. I want to tell others about Jesus. Not just anyone either, I want to tell those who already know. Those who know Jesus as a fact, but aren’t head-over-heels in love with Him.
My practical steps to proceed this goal haven’t panned out.
I wanted to do more speaking engagements and become more social, but both of those are hard for me. I’m going to continue working at them, but may main focus is going to be the written word. I want to do more blogging and email communication. This year I’m writing for Candidly Christian and Pray with Confidence in addition to blogging here regularly. I want to be intentional about the message I write in each post so I’m constantly pointing Christian women back to Jesus.
I’m also working on a new book I’m excited to share with the world. Hopefully, I’ll be able to share more soon.
2.) Get Physically Fit
I’m gaining weight instead of losing it. I have a treadmill, but have only been using it 2-3 times a week. I need to get to the point I use it every week day and some weekends.
When I first got my treadmill, I worked hard and hit 10k steps most days… right up until I injured my leg. Then I had to stop walking all together. I’m trying to be smarter about it and work up slowly this time around, but I need the dedication I had at first.
3.) Get Fit Mentally
I am still struggling with depression. I’ve spent more time in the Bible, listening to Christian podcasts, and playing praise and worship music and it’s helping, but I’m not where I need to be. So, I plan to keep working at it. And reminding myself that God loves me, even if I’m not sure what to do with myself.
4.) Attain Financial Stability
This is probably the hardest resolution I’ve made. I’m doing less spending. I worked a 9-5 job for a month. I’m not sure I’m healthy enough to do that full-time. So, I’ve applied for some freelance positions, but nothing has panned out thus far.
So, I’m praying about it and not sure which direction God wants me to go. I’d love it if you would join me in prayer.
That’s it for now.
That’s where my life and heart is. Where does life have you this year?