- I mentioned to a friend that I enjoy making goals. I like the process of evaluation. I like the feeling of starting fresh. I like dreaming about accomplishing good things.
- But I also have found that I fail. I fall short of my goals, nearly every year, and then I’m discouraged. Should I stop making goals? Am I making unrealistic goals?
- Recently I decided I would run a half marathon while Lee is gone. I needed a big goal, and something to keep my mind busy while Lee is gone. It’s a little scary, since I’ve never run competitively, and I’m not in great shape right now. So I might end up racing on May 9th, and I might fall short of my goal, realistically, although I’m not planning on failure.
- What I do know is that I’ll be in better shape on May 9th than I would be without this goal.
- Now I think I can make goals with my marriage and children in the same way. I recognize that I may not reach all of my goals. It might be because I have too many. It might be because of circumstances beyond my control. But I know that I’ll reach more goals by trying than if I didn’t try. Growth isn’t failure, period.
- So this week I’ll be thinking about my goals from last year and evaluating how I did. I’ll also be thinking about my new goals for next year.I’d like to do some brainstorming about passages that will help me think biblically about this process. Maybe you have some ideas you’d like to share, too.
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