Kate said GOAL
I’ve had lofty goals throughout my life – and some not so lofty.
In the early 90’s my goal was to be published. Man, I thought of nothing else. I wrote, queried, wrote, queried.
And, all I ever got were rejections.
My goal changed
To writing a 365-page devotional. And, I sat every single morning with a spiral notebook, a favorite pen, and my Bible. I wrote. For one year and then I laid it down.
The 90’s were stacked with events. Life events, which distracted me. I grumbled and complained about not writing but instead of allowing myself to be swallowed up by it, I focused on what was in front of me.
Our business. The only son at home and getting him graduated. The birth of our first grandchild. Life was busy and full and that purple spiral notebook stared at me each morning!
Catastrophe struck in the summer of 2002 and I had a major crisis of belief.
We had a second grandchild in the Spring of 2003.
My husband broke his neck in the Fall of 2003.
Now, my goal became “doing the next thing.” I didn’t know it then and wasn’t even familiar with the old poem that Elisabeth Elliot used to quote, yet, it was my daily schedule.
My goal came to fruition
I self-published my 365-day devotion/journal. In 2004 we didn’t have CreateSpace or Amazon KDP – I completed the manuscript with a word processor and the local printer. My friend is a graphic designer and he created a beautiful cover and front pages and my book baby was born.
Today my goals are different
Now, my main goal is to live every moment of my life with intention and to leave a legacy worthy of Christ. I must speak truth at every turn whether it wins or loses friends. It is my desire to live to see my grandchildren’s children and never to outlive one of my children or grands.
And, how do I end a post like this without quoting, “I have no greater joy than to see my children walk in Truth.” 3 John verse 4
Those are my goals today. What are some of yours?
Need a short but good 14-day devo? This short study of Jonah is from A Pruned Branch, the book I write about above. Click on the image and print out JONAH! Remember, the guy who spent some time in the belly of a fish?