I have to Do WHAT????

I am taking a class which will, in the long run, be very helpful in learning to develop and hone what I’m now doing. In this class, there is a lot of reading, which I don’t mind at all. There are assignments that I have to incorporate and put into use in what I’ve learned from reading. And then there is the greatest challenging assignment for me…

I have to set G-O-A-L-S!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now, I am the type of person who doesn’t mind setting little, attainable goals. I’m fine with seeing a task that needs to be done and figuring out what I need to do in steps to accomplish that task. I LIKE lists…yes, I said it. I like lists. It gives me a feeling of accomplishment to make a list, work on the item, complete it and then check it off.

But, GOALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They scare me to death.

I know the big picture “thing” way at the end of the road that I’m headed for.
I can see the end result if goals are met.

But, I get lost in the tiny details. I get frustrated in the “what are the ‘exact’ steps that I need to take to get there”. There is always this fear of missing an important step in the process and having to go back. What if I don’t know the step to take? I mean, it has been said, how do you know what question to ask if you don’t know what you don’t know.

Funny thing…
I was praying this morning about setting goals and about this fear that I have. Once again, God showed up.

He gave me the EXACT devotional thoughts that I needed. Don’t you love it when He does that!

He reminded me again what is in Isaiah 30:21, “Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you saying, ‘This is the way, walk in it.’”

So, maybe goals are not such a bad thing with that verse in mind. Someone once said that each path begins with the first step.

“Dear Lord, Today please help me to keep my focus on You so that no matter which way I’m about to turn I will listen for Your voice of direction as I set goals.

How about you? What do you do to set goals and to keep going in the right direction to accomplish them?

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