This is it! The final blog post in this series! I’m excited to share just a few of my goals with you for this year. These goals have been well thought out, and are subject to even change as the year goes along. I’m deciding to have faith, and take big leaps, but let God do the leading.
I use to just name mindless goals, and never really thought it through. And you know what would happen?
Nothing. Absolutely nothing.
So, as you know, this year I grabbed a copy of Lara Casey’s, “Making Things Happen: The Book”, and worked along side of it. I was sick, and tired of being sick, and tired. Tired of letting life happen around me, and never reaching what I really needed, or wanted to.
I had been following The Making Things Happen blog posts for a little while, but only in bits, and pieces. So when this book came out, I was ready for a change. Ready to dive into the deep stuff (Uh oh, “the deep stuff”. Sounds like trouble right?).
As I stated in a previous blog post, nothing about this challenge was easy. I had to let go, and let God. And here’s what became of that.
Before I go on to the final goals, if you need a re-cap, or want to follow along with this series I will list the previous blog posts below.
Blog Post 1: Live Intentional 2015 || Goal Setting & Planning
Blog Post 2: What Fires You Up? || Goal Setting & Planning
Blog Post 3: Say Yes or Say No || Goal Setting & Planning
Now, we are finally ready! *Throws confetti!!*
— Blog more: I know this may seem like a mindless goal, but it’s really not. I want to write to encourage others, put a smile on someone’s face after a hard days work, etc. We can speak life into others, even if it’s through words on a blog post.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. — Proverbs 18:21
— Give and Save More: I want to lend, and not borrow. I want to be financially peaceful, so that I can in turn give fully to others. And not just that, but I need to give more of my time to someone in need.
The LORD shall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season, and to bless all the work of thine hand: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow. — Deuteronomy 28:12
— Business: Business has been changing for me. The more I seek God, the more I see what He has in store for me. This has been the most challenging part of this process. Giving it to Him, and trusting that He knows the desires of my heart. I am someone who likes to be in control, and figure it all out on my own. But that’s not good in everything. I need to give up this control I think I have, and fully trust in God.
If my photography business is still in my future that’s great! But if it’s something else, that’s great too. All I know is, I do love being an entrepreneur, and want to be one full time. The passion for it, is there, and I know God always uses it for a purpose. I have just surrendered having it my own way. Even though it’s scary, and I don’t know what’s ahead I know it’s better than what I would’ve imagined, or done.
I know those were very short goals. I have only 4 goals lined up for this year, but they are goals that have purpose to them. The one for business is going to be something I will be in prayer about constantly, but whatever it is I know that it will help a lot of people.
In the next 3 months I will give you an update on where I am at on these goals, how they are progressing, and if any new ones have surfaced. I will give you a peek at my action steps to make each one happen.
I just plan on “resting” (my word for this year) in God, and His promises, and listening to this song by Bethel. As for right now, this is my song for this process.
P.S.– I thought I would share this declaration graphic with you all from Lara Casey. What is your declaration this year?