Wednesday, March 5, 2014
at 6:19 AM
So this is a few days late, but I wanted to share my goals for March (if for no other reason than to keep myself accountable.) There's nothing major I'm trying to tackle here, but it always feels so good to stay on top of things. Being one step ahead of the game (even if it's your own game) frees you up to move forward, to explore new opportunities, and clear your head if nothing else.
1. Focus on discipleship
I could devote an entire blog series to this, but God has all but shouted at me that I need to focus on discipleship in this season. I've been putting discipleship off, thinking it was something I would do when I was older and wiser, or when I had more street cred as a pastor's wife (whatever that means.) But, you know, there really isn't any time to wait around. When I stop and look, there are so many people around me right now who need encouragement and truth spoken over their lives, whether I feel qualified or not.
So right now I'm reading book after book about discipleship. I'm learning to study my Bible, not just read it to feel warm an fuzzy, so that I can have a better grasp of what it's saying and then share that truth with others. I'm learning to be obedient and say yes to God's prompting when I'd rather sit on my couch and read novels and eat an entire bag of Target trail mix. I'm wanting to take this thing even deeper in March.
2. Learn a song on my ukulele. (On a lighter note.)
Moon River, perhaps? I've had that thing way too long to not know how to play it.
3. Get home to see my family for a weekend.
Trevor has crazy hours, I'm usually working on Saturdays, and it's hard to work out everyone's schedules to actually make it home. But then months fly by and we still haven't really seen each other and, well, when we're only two hours away that's just sad. Making that happen this month.
4. Continue to purge/organize closet.
I already cleared out a good chunk of old clothes at the beginning of the year and my closet is finally down to only things I actually wear, but it's still a bit of a mess. It needs some major organization.
Ready to make it happen. And perhaps by the time March is over I'll be in T-shirts and flip-flops and not slipping on ice in front of the entire neighborhood? One can dream.