I have always heard that it is "healthy" to set goals. I said that I was going to do it.... and I did set them.... but I've already fallen behind. Brad, on the other hand, has set some wonderful goals. He is going to read something meaningful each day, and do some kind of meaningful exercise each day. meaningful.... I love that word.
Meaningful: full of meaning, significance, purpose, or value; purposeful; significant: a meaningful wink; a meaningful choice.
I want this. I'm one step closer to finding God's purpose for my life- meaningful. I am to live a life with significance. Where else should I find direction on how to live a meaningful life than the never-failing, old, B-I-B-L-E?! Here's some verses I've found...
And we urge you, brothers, warn those who are idle, encourage the timid, help the weak, be patient with everyone.-1 Thessalonians 5:14
Soo... I should not be idle... too often I find myself in a rut----I live life that is easy and "day-to-day." I want an exciting life for Christ. But I just expect it to happen. No longer. I will not sit still and LET things happen. When God is in control... life is not boring.
Goal one: I will be the encourager to others, and be patient with everyone... and LET God be in control.
2 Timothy 1:7
For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.
Timidity: lacking in self-assurance, courage, or bravery; easily alarmed; timorous; shy.
Goal two: Be sure of my self and my salvation in Christ. I will not be afraid or alarmed. Christ is my identity and my where my self esteem comes from... when I question myself, I questions God's creation.
On a Different note:
Things that make me so so HAPPY
---- So... Friday morning I walk into work talking on the phone with my mom... she was asking how the first 40 days of marriage had gone. I told her that it was good... hard sometimes, but good more of the time. Ironically enough though... while I was telling her of some of the hard times I walked up to my desk where I found a beautiful rose in a vase, and a little red box with a big silver bow. Inside was a gift certificate for a one hour massage. Thank you God for giving me a thoughtful loving husband.
Goal three: Be the best wife I possibly can.
I leave you with this: "we can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses."-a.Lincoln
oh, PS: My Aunt is running a half marathon, she's like 45...
Goal four: Run a half marathon before my Aunt... or with her... :)