It is the third day of 2012 already and only the first time I have got down to writing a post this year. It is a good thing that I have not set myself a goal of doing 365 posts!!
Goals. I have been trying to decide what my goals should be this year, but cannot do so. The year ahead is going to be one of big changes for us. We are hoping to move to our new home in South Africa sometime around April. Not only is it a new home, but it will be a change of country too.
For over twenty years we have been expats. Actually, we have only lived in two countries in that time (Mauritius and Nigeria), but we have lived in eight homes. Though not too bad considering other people in the same position have probably lived in twice as many, if not more, homes.
As a result of this impending move, I have been finding it very difficult to settle in to anything, never mind sitting down to set goals for the year ahead. I am being an ostrich and burying my head in the sand at the thought of getting down to sorting out the last ten years of accumulated things in our house. Oh, I do understand that the sooner I get on with it, the sooner it will get done, but that is not helping right at the moment. I will get there, don’t worry!
Proverbs 16:9 says A man’s heart plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps.(NKJV). So, it appears to me that we should make plans/goals and then leave the outcome to the Lord. We are also told in Matthew 6:25-33 not to worry about our daily needs, but to seek Him first. That should be the first goal of my year.
I wonder if these geese below, are setting goals for the year?? Somehow, I don’t think so.