Making noble plans and A Sneak Peek at My Lifetime Goals are two blog posts I read this week which gave me inspiration to do the same. I haven’t set life goals, but several life verses. The following are not yearly goals but an overview of how I want to live my daily life. This practice is helpful as a season of full time mothering ends, looking to the future and what God has for me.
1. In everything I do I want to glorify God and enjoy Him forever. (1 Corinthians 10:31) I want to be a radical Christ follower, not just pursue the American dream of 2.5 children, a home and 2 cars in the garage. I want to know God who rescued me and loves me. I do this by making it my goal to read His Word everyday and attempting to pray without ceasing. I try to pray for people and circumstances as God brings them to mind. i.e.-I reached in the cupboard for bread and saw a special loaf given to us as gift, so I prayed for that family. I’m not very successful at this yet, but making it my goal to commune with God without ceasing. (1Corinthians 10:31; Colossians 1:14; 1 Thessalonians 5:17)
2. Spend my life encouraging my family as a wife and mother; to exhort and encourage all women I am privileged to call my friends to love God with all their heart, with all their soul and with all their mind, and their neighbor as themselves. (Matthew 22:37; Mark 12:30)
3. To teach women how to love God’s Word, encouraging them to love God by loving His Word. (Psalm 119:1) I do this by writing several blog posts a week, teaching womens Bible studies and Sunday School, giving birthday cards and gifts, praying and meeting with women whenever I can over coffee, lunch, meeting in my mom cave, or walking together at the local walking track.
4. Educate myself in the gifts I believe God has given me. Finishing a biblical counseling course early in 2013, honing my writing skill(or lack of), and reading many books to the glory of God.
5. Eat right and exercise on a regular basis, making it my goal to remain healthy to serve the Lord and ”look good” for my husband and no one else. His opinion is the only that matters. Keep communication open between my 3 young adult children by texting, calling, emailing, visiting, and praying for them everyday.
Ultimately I want to be a woman who knows charm is deceitful and beauty fades, but a woman who fears the Lord will be praised. (Proverbs 1:7; Proverbs 31:30)
Your turn!! I’m off to the kitchen to make a panini request from my sick 13 year old daughter…she must be feeling better.