Here we are, 4 months into the new year. . . ALREADY!
I spent some time reflecting on my “goal digging” ways as I looked back on my Vision Board and you guys. . . ya girl is proud!
I have met all of my goals so minus 1, which is blogging consistently. Now I know, it is only 4 months into the year, but my track record isn’t too pretty. I start this “goal digger” thing every year come January 1st and by February I have already tapped out. But not this time, not today satan! I’m all in, still, & I am feeling pretty dang good about it.
I asked myself, “what is different this time?” I think it is intentionality. These goals of mine aren’t just good ideas, they are things I have prayed about. Each of them lead back to self control. I have prayed for God to help me in this area for years now. My lack of self control doesn’t just show in how out of shape I am; it shows in every single area of my life. I have been known for being a procrastinator, for not keeping my word, for not meeting goals, & so on. This is just all bad.
As a lover of Jesus I should not be known for my inconsistency! I am supposed to be a representation of the most consistent, faithful, honest Person to ever walk the earth.
So I intentionally made goals that would force me to grow in the area of self control.
Another thing that has helped me is the realization that I AM MY SISTER’S KEEPER! We all have heard the good ole saying “you are the company you keep”, & I want to be the right kind of company for those in my tribe. I want to encourage my mother, my sisters, my homegirls, my husband, my children, & so on. I want my peers to see me & think “She said she would & she did. So I am going to stick with mine too.”
So I came into this year praying, “God, lead me, go before me & prepare the way as I enter into another season of my becoming. Help me, guide me, lead me.” Then God reminded me that He has already done those things & that it was my responsibility to live out of His Spirit.
Fruit of the Spirit: love, joy,peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, & SELF-CONTROL (Galatians 5:22)
SO here I am. Pressing into The Lord more so I can access the fruit He promises us. I’m meeting my goals all to His glory, & for that, I am so proud.
How are you doing on your goals this year? Do you have any accountability? Encouragement?