God has been pulling me toward setting goals for our children. Goal setting has never been one of my strong points. When we begin our home schooling year our fascilitator asks what our goals are for the school year. When he first asked me that question, Japanese may as well been coming out of his mouth. Just to inform you all that the only word I know in Japanese is, hello. Last year we made it through our first year of homeschooling; we made it. I asked God before we even started our journey to, HELP ME! I believe he has. We are half way through the year with a new little person added to the mix and I want to be the parent that God wants me to be and that includes instilling Godly characteristics in my kids. So the question arises, How can I mold little men and women for Christ when I don't even have a clue on where I'm to take them? You need a map, GPS, road signs, something to help you get somewhere you've never been, right. You need to know where you are going to start with before you can punch it into your GPS, right.
This is where prayer comes in. I need to ask God where we're heading. I need to be asking God yearly, monthly, weekly, DAILY where we are going. I want and I'm quite sure that God wants my kids to be goal setters and most importantly, goal achievers. Even though I was not raised to be a goal setter, I can still learn to be one and I can guide my kids into that knowing as well.
Philippians 3:14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
So on the practical side of this. We recently bought a family membership at our local rec. centre. My husband asked me while in discussion about purchasing the membership, what my goals were. Ha, goals I don't have goals, especially when it comes to my physical health. He then reminded me that my metabalism wasn't going to be like it is forever. Yikes.
So besides our regular school goals, of education for the brain. Our body is the next thing that we need to set goals for.
I've also been thinking of setting some goals that we need to work on as far as character goes. Just the other day I finished a colour coded daily schedule and bought a white board for daily organization because I finally realized I can't ALWAYS wing it. On the schedule Zazu has his own colour and expectations. Bed making and helping put clean dishes away are the new additions to his chores. So maybe, just maybe if I pray and we start to follow a rough schedule and if we all happen to set some goals, I think God will bless us for our efforts. We need to start small but we need to start somewhere, correct.
So getting organized is my start.
Most of all, out of all of what I've said here is. I need to sit at the Lords feet DAILY.
Now writing this post gets me thinking about the Proverbs 31 Woman.