How's Your Heart?

Monday, January 9, 2012

  Ah! January, the month for goals, resolutions, promises, decisions, go get em, hit the ground running kind of month. 

It always starts  out with a BANG!!! Seriously, did you hear all those fireworks at midnight?

I am a journaler, so every year I jot down those areas I feel the Lord is trying to get my attention in.  Last year I had nine areas.  This year as I was looking over that list I discovered I had truly accomplished four of them.  Good Job!!

Goals are hard!  You forget, get busy, lose interest, too tired.  The biggy!! Our expectations are way too high for ourselves.  We are so very critical of us.

One of the major reasons we don't reach our goals?  The time restraint we set for ourselves to accomplish those things that took us a lifetime to pick up.  Those comfort zones we need to get out of, the can't say "NO" we need to change, those habits that just aren't good for us.

The Good News!!!  God is not on that same time frame that we give ourselves to accomplish all the things that need to be changed.

Exodus 34:6  The Lord, the Lord, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.

The key is that God knows our HEART.  So the next time you shudder, break out in a cold sweat, hide under the bed, when you hear the word "GOALS" try thinking of them this way, it will remind you that God loves you so much, and your too hard on YOU.



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Women Encouraged founder and director, Linda Huffman believes in doing all she can to help women be all they can be - physically, emotionally and spiritually. WE strives to do that by helping women recognize their strengths, conquer their weaknesses, bring balance in all areas of their lives and promote confidence in who they are, which gives them the courage to reach for those desires in their hearts that seem impossible.

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