My first time typing of ’22!  Happy New Year, friends!  I do pray that your year is off to a happy and healthy start and that you are anticipating good (if not, great) things in the year ahead.  Make any resolutions? Set any goals?  If you read my Friday post, you know my opinion on those…and, quite interestingly, our pastor preached on much the same topic last night.  The necessity for setting goals.  Of course, he focused on spiritual goals – and I totally agree – but I think his quote (not sure if it is original to him) applies to all areas.  He said, “Fail to plan and plan to fail.”  There are no guarantees and certainly, I do not know what the next twelve months might hold, but at least I have a plan.  One (large) step towards a successful year ahead.

Here’s a verse that is encouraging me as I start this new year.  II Timothy 4:7 says “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:”   A worthy goal and great motivator:  to finish well.  To finish whatever tasks He may give me this year.  To stay the course and keep my faith strong and focused.  And, in twelve months, be able to say, “I fought, finished and was faithful.”  Here’s to a beautiful first week of 2022!!

5 Replies to “Good Monday Morning 1.3.22”

  1. It’s definitely a good idea to have a goal – as you said in your previous post, routines can become ruts! As soon as the UK comes out of Plan B and we can get out and about more I intend to make more of an effort to go to places that we haven’t been to before. It’s too easy to blame the weather for not getting out and I am prone to a bit of hibernation in the winter months too!

  2. I tend to set small monthly or seasonal goals and I don’t do well with bigger goals since I usually forget to plan how to achieve those goals in small, measurable increments.

  3. I began setting seasonal goals as Joanne suggests, and that gave me more time to accomplish them over just a month. I like having a plan, too. And a routine which seems to escape me no matter how desperately I long to have one. Maybe this year…although my word of the year is FLOW, I think. Still trying to decide. And if I do settle on flow, I need to learn to better go with the flow.

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