It seems so strange to type “2011”. Where did 2010 wander off? 2010 seemed to last forever and now that it has past, I wonder where it went.
I am starting to require more of myself than I have before. What does God require? Does He require the same amount of energy and effort as your friends, spouse, etc. ? I am learning that He does not. In some situations, He requires more of us and expects more from us but then in other situations, His expectancy is far less than what others might require. It’s in the stillness that I hear His voice. It is there that He requires less. He only requires for me to be – to be still and know that He is God. It is there where we receive wisdom and direction. Then after we have received wisdom and direction, He requires more. He requires far more than what others expect of us. Others require far less than what we are capable of doing. I have grown discontent with my life and it’s no ones fault but my own. I have required less of myself than what God has required because what others expect from me was far less than what He placed within me.
I plan on being more, expecting more and doing more. To help me step it up, I have found the 3 in 30, Making Goals a Reality 3 At A time. We each set 3 personal goals every 30 days (basically, once a month). This will help to make it more manageable and more attainable and this is exactly what I need since I have never set a goal for myself before, well not like this anyway.
So here it goes:
1. Be in Bed by 10:30 every night.
This will allow me to be able to get up earlier to have devotions and prayer time in the morning before the rest of the crew wakes up.
2. Loose 2lbs. per Week – 8lbs. A Month
To obtain this goal, I will have to change my eating habits and do regular cardio exercise 6 days a week.
3. Finish One Book
I have so many books on my bookshelves that I have started but have yet to finish. I will finish one book by the end of January.
So, there you have it – my 3 in 30.
My hope is that discontentment will lessen and my self confidence will increase as I see myself meeting goals, 3 at a time.