Goals? Ugh. I'm just not good at them. Setting OR keeping them. Though, if I am not good at setting them, I suppose keeping them is a moot point. *wink*Brian used to ask me on occasion, Where do you see yourself in five years? What do you want to be doing in ten years? How do you want to spend our retirement years? And my answer was always the same: I don't know! So, last week as I did my homework for Precepts, and this question was posed: "Honestly, what are your goals in life?" I was stumped.As in, I thought, Really, Kay? You're going to hit me up on this, too???But then I re-read the verses I had just been studying.
Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.~Philippians 3:13-14And I realized therein was my answer to the question. Really, I just want to be like Jesus - loving people, speaking and teaching the Truth, serving as He served. Whatever God calls me to do, whoever He is making me to be - that is my goal!In this moment, the ways that goal seems to be fleshing itself out is via speaking for moms' groups and women's events, Sunday school with my 3rd and 4th grade girls, a couple of volunteer opportunities I'm discovering (More on those at a later date!), and simply serving my family. These are the places God has led me to, and these are the places He seems to be growing me. Where I can be His vessel. Where I can extend grace and show compassion and point to God. And as much effort as I put into it, I cannot think of anything I'd rather be doing. I cannot come up with a higher goal. I just want to be who HE wants me to be, doing what HE wants me to do.And if that happens to involve a calendar full of speaking events and opportunities to sow into the hearts of women? Maybe writing another book? Well, yee-ha!How about you? To what do you aspire?