Hey girl, hey! It’s Wednesday night, and I’m here, posting again today!
I found something on my planner about goals and knew that I had to share it with you. It encouraged the reader to create summer goals. Remember, goal means “the end toward which effort is directed: aim.”
Be honest with me for a moment. Have you been guilty of trying to create goals as a family unit or as a husband and wife team but struggled to set some for yourself? Well, guess what? I have, but not anymore! I wholeheartedly embrace who I am as a wife and mother, but Candace, apart from those badges of honor, is spectacular as well.
I’m sharing with you all a few of my summer goals for the sake of accountability and consistency. They won’t highlight my family because I need to work on myself to serve them efficiently.
I suggest you do the same, love. That way, a refreshed, replenished, and restored you (a woman who achieves her dreams via accomplished goals) can be all things her family needs without burnout and regret.
I will read more uplifting books and blogs.
Stop imitating the ideals and opinions of the culture around you, but be inwardly transformed by the Holy Spirit through a total reformation of how you think. This will empower you to discern God’s will as you live a beautiful life, satisfying and perfect in His eyes. Romans 12:2, TPT
I will work out consistently, get adequate sleep, and eat cleaner.
What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, KJV
I will make more income and increase my giving and saving.
Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again. Luke 6:38, KJV
I will continue to work on my heart posture and grow in my relationship with the Lord.
So then, my dear ones, just as you have always obeyed [my instructions with enthusiasm], not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence, continue to work out your salvation [that is, cultivate it, bring it to full effect, actively pursue spiritual maturity] with awe-inspired fear and trembling [using serious caution and critical self-evaluation to avoid anything that might offend God or discredit the name of Christ]. Philippians 2:12, AMP
A Word of Caution
Listen, I don’t want you over there making a goal list and neglect to write down the needful steps to make them into a reality. I have to do this as well. Yes, we start with something, but we’re not just authors. We’re finishers as well, just like Abba. Please, write those steps down! They are essential for you to follow through. You never know who is on the other side of your follow-through—even if it’s you 2.0.
Stay encouraged and keep pressing, boo!