16 January 2011

Ramblings & New Year's Goals.

WARNING: Below are ramblings and goals that might not make any sense to anyone except for the blogger. Proceed with caution. :)

Is it really 2011?? 

Am I really a big girl with a big girl job with big girl bills and a big girl home to clean?

Some days (most days really) I can't believe how quickly time has flown. 

I can't believe we're in our 4th year of marriage and working on my career. (I have a career?! Only women have careers and I'm still a girl.) 

I can't believe I'm looking for houses to buy and calculating how we can save half my salary in one year in order to place money down for said house. 

And where did 2010 go? What did I do during 2010? 

You know what's really sad? I don't feel like I can answer that last question sufficiently.

Yes, we celebrated 3 years of marriage and our first year in Hattiesburg. Yes, I got promoted to my first big girl job. Yes, I crossed off one thing on my bucket list (driving cross country!). 

Yet, I don't feel like I've made a huge accomplishment in any part of my life. 

I need focus. I need something to work towards. Something tangible or intangible or whatever. 


Instead of making a New Year's Resolution, I decided to make goals. Resolutions seem so final; goals are something to achieve, accomplish. Goals stretch you to your limits and then push you a little further. I definitely need a push.

There are several scriptures that I've come across the past few months that spoke loudly to me. So I thought it would be cool to incorporate scriptures as part of my New Year's goals. 

Goals for 2011 as well as life there after:

"Make the most of every opportunity for doing good in these evil days. Don't act thoughtlessly, buy try to understand what the Lord wants you to do." Ephesians 5:16-17
"Be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other's faults because of your love." Ephesians 4:2 

"Work with enthusiasm, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people." Ephesians 6:7

I think I have a crush on Ephesians! :) Those verses are pretty self-explanatory when it comes to goal settings. It sets the goal plain and simple.

The last verse is one of my favorites, especially the last verses:

"'For I know the plans I have for you,' says the Lord. "They are plans for good, and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. In those days when you pray, I will listen. If you look for me in earnest , you will find me when you seek me. I will be found by you," says the Lord.'" Jeremiah 29:11-14

This goal is to remember that God knows my future. Not to fret over life, yet turn to Him in prayer. Seek Him and He will always be there. 

(Now, I know this. I've known this for a long time, yet isn't it funny how we can be head or heart smart in things and we can always use a reminder to not worry and just trust God?) 

So if you've made it this far, those are my goals for 2011 and to carry these verses for the rest of my days. Hide it in my heart and all that good stuff. :D

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