We are in the third week of January and I know that some of us have already fallen short of our resolutions, declarations and plans for 2016. It’s all good though - just get back on the horse and keep riding. The goal is still attainable and the process to achieve it is doable. The only person that has the power to stop you is you.
I am one of those people who believes that when I make up my mind to do something, it’s as good as done. Especially if I speak it out of my mouth, or if someone tells me it’s not going to happen or it can’t happen. Comments like these seem to motivate me instead of discourage me. My response to those types of statements, even if they are coming from my own thoughts of doubt are, “Really? Watch God!” Then I go into prayer to find out what our (me and God’s) strategy is going to be, and I begin to give the goal an audible voice.
I believe our words have power and if you can see a goal in your mind clearly enough to speak it out of your mouth, you can follow the sound of that voice until the goal is reached. I have followed this course of action every since I was a teenager. It started with praying for my husband at 14 years old, then it spread to everything from getting my driver’s license before everyone else my age to writing my first book, home schooling my sons, overseeing their careers, going back to college to get two degrees, writing my second book and beyond. I would always ask myself:
Can I see it in my mind?
Do I believe I can achieve it?
Do I have enough courage to speak it out of my mouth?
Do I have enough willpower to point my feet in that direction?
Do I have enough discipline to get it done?
Can I do something every day that will get me to my goal?
God has already given us all that we need to reach our goals. But if we don’t believe that truth or if we are not willing to do what it takes to achieve it – we won’t reach them. We have two more weeks left in January to get in (or back in) “Goal Reaching” position.
Philippians 3:14 “I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”
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