5 January 2015

TWENTY FIFTEEN | GOAL


we all have goals for the new year right? some even go so far as to do new year's resolutions, but new year's resolutions have never impressed me much (it's because I'm cynical and eighty years old), so I tend to stick to goals (a much "looser" term which makes me feel more comfortable with my life.). to be honest, as the years have gone by in my short life, I have found myself with less and less goals, which sounds terrible, I know. what I mean is, when I started making goals for new years, they would be large in number and complicated and (some) almost impossible. but, eventually they started shrinking and growing more simple and more practical. most people would say that's because you're not thinking big enough! you're not dreaming! you're not being optimistic! but, every year I realize more and more that my goals were very self-centred. I wanted to travel. I wanted to earn this much. I wanted to buy this thing. I wanted to see this place. and although none of those things are bad, I just knew that my heart wasn't right at all.


when I look back on this past year and I think of everything that has happened, the most memorable moments + things + times have been because God is amazing or He's taught me something wow or He's blessed me or He's corrected me. sure, I might have bought that one thing I wanted to buy at the beginning of the year, or travelled somewhere I had really wanted to see, but I find they're not the most memorable things. my goal for this year is this (an excerpt from my journal)...
 "In this new year, I want to be a faithful + respectful daughter, sister, and friend. I want to be a desperately strong follower and warrior of the Lord. I want to be kind, honest, and God-centred with a heart to listen. I want to be an example of His grace + mercy to any I meet. I want to be a passionate servant to the body of Christ. I want to be a humble influence drenched in God's precious wisdom. I want to immerse myself in God's Word. I want to be enormously bold and confident in my faith. I want to be an educated, interested, curious human being. I want to be a completely focussed + diligent student of whatever I'm learning. I want to be witness of God's light, grace, love, and justice. I want to be a wanderer lead by my Lord's hand. I want to be filled with the Holy Spirit till my cup is overflowing. Wherever I am and whatever I'm doing, I want to glorify Christ with my whole being till the day I go to be with Him. So, Lord, my life is Yours! I will do whatever You want me to do. I will follow You + Your words everyday. I will praise You for everything. I will go where You send me. I will do what You ask of me. I strive to glorify You always. I am Yours!"


so, do I have any goals for 2015? nah. not at all (winky face).

love you all.
jess
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16 comments:

  1. this is beautiful, Jess. the best kind of goal.

    xo, rn

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  2. Great Post Jess! Very thoughtful and thought provoking in a good way! :D
    Made myself and my family think. Thanks for sharing dear!
    ~Evie

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    1. thanks, I'm glad that it all made sense + was encouraging for you all!

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  3. I couldn't have said this better, Jess.

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  4. So I've been following (aka stalking) your sweet spot here for a few years or something, and while in livingness I'm one who can never resist inserting a lovely dose of my opinion or otherwise cynical ideas, in blog land I'm the reserved girl who reads books in the corner (the one you see in movie - I've never seen one in real life yet, apart from my sister)...but this- this Jess, its beautiful! While I adore your photos of your adventures and gorgeous friends and family, watching the growing openness of your faith has been heart-warming. I'm loving it all...its such a beautiful life with Him!

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    1. this comment warmed my heart so much. thank you, lovely! I'm so glad you commented, and hope you continue to do so, coz this kind of encouragement is such a blessing!

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  5. this is beautiful & lovely. And I love you.

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    1. thank you, sweetness! love ya too!

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    1. why thank you! I get my inspiration from you, of course... :D

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  7. These are new years goals done right! A wonderful example of a Christ-like Woman. :)

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    1. thank you! I'm so happy to be surrounded by so many God-focussed bloggers, it's such a blessing! :)

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  8. new year's resolution, errr, goal, on point. ;)
    i love your heart for Jesus so so much. this is beautiful!

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