I was going to share a rather lengthy list of goals here, one or two for each month, but the truth is, I really believe God is calling me to simplify even more than that. I have a bad habit of getting into a cycle of all the things I need to "fix" so that my life will be better. But I can't make my life better. And even if I could, what have I gained? More comfort? More pride?
Am I saying we don't need goals? No. What I am saying is that I need Jesus FIRST and I need to be absolutely certain of what HE wants for me. He is the potter, I am the clay. He is supposed to mold me.
So while I am going to continue to focus on Joy as my word for 2011, I am not going to focus on anything other than Him. And I'm going to focus on nothing other than leading my children to Him, and the only way I can see that happening is by saturating our lives with Him. Allowing Him to invade every part of it, because honestly? I see no other real way for us to serve Him and for my kids to know him, then to give Him all of us.
He cannot be just a 15 minute devotional a day, or a 10 minute Bible story, or a 5 minute memory verse. That's not enough. I want more of Him - for me & for my children. I want less of me and my filthy works. Because who am I really doing them for?
So, to sum it up, [since I'm still feeling ill], my word is JOY. My goal, is HIM.
If you have posted goals for this year somewhere on your blog, please share your link here.