I have already posted about my work goals for the year, but I haven’t talked much about my goals for my personal life and for my family life. I learned in 2006 that if I didn’t stay in the Word, that my focus would remove from God and I would begin failing Him in numerous ways. This has taken me a long time to realize, but my mood, my faith, and my love for others is directly impacted by whether I spend that time with God each day. Now, this may be something that you realized when you were 10, but I am a slow learner! Therefore, I have to make my Bible study and time with God a priority in my life for 2007. How am I going to do this? By putting it in my schedule every day. Some people may think that scheduling God into your life is wrong, but in my case, this is what I have to do to get my life on the right track as far as God and my relationship with Him.
Another thing that I learned from 2006 is that if I don’t take care of myself, who will take care of me? Of course, God takes care of me and gives me everything that I need and more, but He expects me to take care of this body that He has given me as well. This is very difficult for me because I am a nurturer and encourager, who nurtures and encourages everyone around me while I put myself down in my mind and don’t take time for myself. That has to change so that I can be and do all that God has for me. This means that it is time to change eating habits and exercise habits. I weigh ALOT! While I don’t want to lose weight because I feel that I look bad, I do want to be healthier so that I can do anything that I want to do or that God wants me to. That includes mission trips and anything else that God has for me. So, instead of saying that I am going to lose weight, I am going to say that I am going to eat healthier and feed my family healthier and exercise regularly. I will add exercise to my schedule, too.
I know that God wants me to be the best mom, wife, daughter, sister, friend, and person that I can be. By making these changes in my life, then I will be well on my way. What are your dreams and goals for 2007?