Monday, December 28, 2015

Reflecting over 2015

Wow!!  I cant believe we have a few days left in the year 2015.  I remember when I was a kid it seemed as if the years slowly went by. Now that I am an adult I feel the opposite is true. At any rate I wanted to take the time to slow it down a bit to reflect over the year to look back at the goals I had set  and then to set new goals for the upcoming year.

Looking back at last years goals I feel I successfully did 7 of the 10.  I could focus on the negative here and how I wished I could have met all these goals; however, I will focus on the positive knowing I worked hard this year and did more than half!

One of my goals last year was to read 12 books. It was a low number, but I am a slow reader and have a hard time comprehending.  For years I have avoided reading; but, in setting this goal I gained a new found love for reading again.  Not only did I achieve my goal but I accomplished it by three times!!  I will be putting this one back on my list of goals to focus on.

Another goal was to focus on Mike and My relationship. I will continue to do this so we can continue to strengthen our marriage.  We will be celebrating 20 years this year, so we would love to go away.  Definitely a goal to work towards. I am thinking a cruise... But we will see!! 

My word for 2015 was communication.  When I choose this word I truly thought I would be focusing more on communicating with those around me in less of a social media kind of way. However, the Lord revealed to me that my word was meant for me to be in better communication with Him! I have learned a lot this year.  In fact, I have always wanted to journal. I usually start but never finish. So this year I am putting this on my list of goals to focus on and will try to work at persevering through out the year.  I am praying about this upcoming word for the year 2016......

Some of the goals I didn't reach were:
~Memorizing the book of James, which I will continue to do this year
~I can't say I yielded 100% to the Lord  & His desires as this is a work in progress along with being the Mom I need to be for each of my kids.  I would say I was a bit more intentional but not consistently. I will continue these this year as well. 
~MY BLOG I will continue to work on being more consistent with this

In addition I will be adding these goals to focus on in 2016: 

 ~The Dave Ramsey Financial Peace
~Adjusting to the new area, establishing friendships and starting small groups & bible studies
~Listening to Gods leading as we wait for His Timing for the vision  & the reason He called us to Tennessee
~Opportunities to share the gospel and to witness the salvation of others

Hebrews 12:1
 "Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us"

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