Two months in the making and we finally get to share this with you guys! Thank goodness because we are pretty sure we would burst if we had to hold it in much longer! New Year is such an awesome time year. Everyone runs around with fresh hope and energy for new goals, and a positive attitude to take on the world. But we have read it more than once in more than one place that countless resolutions get made around the turn of the new year and are again forgotten by about February. We were inspired to put together something that would help our community really grab hold of that New Year hope and energy and hold onto it through all of 2020. At the same time, we wanted to help our community build a deeper more meaningful relationship with our Lord. 

Introducing our first-ever goal setting course! This course package is set up as in 6-day format, however, it is 100% self-paced so take all the time you feel you need to get the most out of what we have to offer.  The course package will offer tools to help you get a firm grasp on your goals for 2020 in all the important areas of your life while keeping your relationship with our heavenly Father at the forefront of it all. It will help you dig deep into why you want to accomplish these goals, and how you are going to get there. 

 It is our prayer that 2020 is full of many blessings and successes for you and your loved ones, and we are grateful to be part of your journey.

We’ve also developed a packet that will guide you through this course available on our website. 

Kim and Kathleen

Goal Setting Day One

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. Philippians 4:6

 

Before we jump to the fun scrapbooking kind of stuff, that will all come at the end, we want to take a few days to get a clear idea of the what, when, whys, and hows. Each day will contain a subject and a writing assignment that is designed to get you thinking about the year ahead from all the different aspects of life. At the end, it will all come together in a visual way that will help you stay on track and motivated all year long.

Today’s assignment………..

Think about the year ahead as a whole. Write down the answers to the following questions and then save your answers to review later this week.

  • What am I excited about?
  • What are some challenges I might face this year?
  • If I could ask God to help me with one thing this year, I’d ask Him ….

Take time and pray over each question before you answer. Remember the point of all this is to set intentional and attainable goals for the year ahead. So we want you to take your time and answer each question prayerfully.

 

Goal Setting Day Two

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7

 

It can feel impossible to accomplish anything when your heart is burdened with worry and stress. When you focus on your worries the path to your goals becomes blurry and the end goal can become lost altogether. God doesn’t want you to bear the weight of your burdens on your shoulders alone. He wants you to trust him to take care of you. Your struggles tell your story and you cannot live life without them, however, you can acknowledge what worries you and then place them in God’s hands and trust him to guide you through the rest.

Today’s assignment…….

Take a few minutes and consider your concerns. Be honest. No matter how big or how small your concerns may seem. They matter. God wants to take care of them all. Pray over the following questions and write down your answers.

  • Right now, I worry most about….
  • Right now, I pray most about…

 

 

Goal Setting Day Three

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you;” Jeremiah 1:5

 

Every one of us has something special about us. Maybe you spend your life dedicated to saving other people’s lives. Maybe you are an amazing cook, or maybe you are an expert boo boo kisser and teller of bedtime stories. We truly believe with all our hearts that when God made you He made no mistakes. So let’s thank God for what he gave us and commit to being the best version of who he made us to be.

Today’s assignment…..

Think about who you are and who you want to become. Be honest with yourself. What does the best version of you look like? There are no right or wrong answers here. This is not about comparing yourself with what someone else’s best looks like. This is not about helping you become the best version of what someone says you should be. This is about thanking God for who you are and then working to become the person God wants you to be! Pray over each of the following and write down your answers.

  • One thing I love about who God made me….
  • One thing I’d like to improve about who I am….
  • Thank God for making you who you are and ask him to help you grow into who he wants you to be. (You do not have to write this one down.)

Goal Setting Day Four

My son, do not forget my law, but let your heart keep my commands; Proverbs 3:1

 

Our habits, both the good and the bad ones, make us who we are. Some habits we have trained ourselves to learn and some habits are ingrained in us so deeply that they come as naturally to us as blinking or breathing. Some habits you may find you need to improve for the better like more prayer and bible study time, or you may find you have some you need to cut down or out completely like too much screen time or your junk food intake. Whatever the case may be, true change can not happen unless you are clear on why it is you want to change that habit in the first place. Setting a habit-changing goal like “I want to spend more time in prayer.” is great, but you have to dig deeper than that. Why do you want to spend more time in prayer? When do you plan to take the time to make this happen? “I would like to spend more time in prayer before I go to bed each night because I want to thank God for all He has done.” Now that is a clearly defined goal set with intention! Whatever this may look like for you get clear on why you want to do something and how you are going to do it. 

Today’s assignment………….

Consider your habits. Pray over the following questions and write down your answers.

  • What is one habit I would like to work on this year?
  • I would like to change this habit because………
  • How will changing this habit allow me to be of better service for God?

Goal Setting Day Five

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1

 

One more step and then it is on to the fun stuff. Now it is time to bring it all together. Look over your answers and notes from the last four days. Did you answer honestly? Did you struggle with answering something? Spend time today praying over your answers and then move on to today’s assignment.

Today’s assignment……

Look back at your answers.

  • Where you honest with all your answers?
  • Do you notice any repetitive ideas?
  • Use a concordance to look up some verses dealing with your main concerns or the topic that you want to focus on this year.
  • Read through the verses you discover and ask God which one is His specific word for you this year.
  • Choose one and commit to memorizing that verse in the year to come. Write it on sticky notes and post them everywhere! Write it on the bathroom mirror! PUT IT EVERYWHERE!

Goal Setting Day Six

Through Him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Romans 5:1

 

I am a very visual person. If I do not have it written down or painted in a picture right in front of me it has a 100% chance of being forgotten! So I have found that writing down thoughts, printing out pictures really help me to stay on track. 

Today’s assignment is to take the notes you made from yesterday and…………

  • Identify specific goals you would like to accomplish for different areas of your life. I.e. Spiritual, Family, Financial, Career, Health, Personal 
  • Write them down, draw a picture, scrapbook them, whatever it takes to bring your goals into view so you can focus on how you are going to accomplish them. 
  • Keep your goals reasonable and attainable, but don’t be afraid to dream a little. Remember true growth comes from outside your comfort zone.
  • Put them where you can see them every day and remind yourself what it is you are working so hard for in the year to come!

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