Thursday, January 30, 2014

Goals and Destinations

As January winds up, the year is starting to kick into gear again.  The children go back to school next week, and I’ve made a few plans and set a few goals of things I’d like to achieve.

The thing is, I’m reluctant to share my plans ahead of time.  I’ve seen other friends post merrily on Facebook “I’m going to do such and such” then a couple of weeks later, the plans have changed. 

I want to avoid the embarrassment of announcing my plans, then having to retract them if it all goes to custard.

The sign feigns nonchalance, but the views are really spectacular.
Whenever I consider this, I’m reminded of this Bible passage:
James 4:13-15  (NIVUK)
13 Now listen, you who say, ‘Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.’ 14 Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. 15 Instead, you ought to say, ‘If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.’

I have every intention of sharing the results of these plans and goals as I achieve them, but not so much beforehand.

I’ve told a one or two close friends, so they will hold me accountable!

What about you, do you set goals? Who do you share them with?

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