We arrive with almost four months left to the new year and I am reminded of what it means to reflect. This month has been… different. I’ve been consumed with my goals and obsessing a lot. I’m re-organizing and packing my things because you know, I had a goal to have my own place by now. Although delayed, it gave me a chance to be a decision maker in the space I want to be in.
To whom much is given much is required and I haven’t been giving much of anything these days. I reflected on my list of visions, goals and asked for a sign that I am on the right track. “You’re not doing enough” are the words I remember. I became defensive, what could I be lacking?
As He is always right on time, I listened to a Myleik Teele podcast. She posed the question “What actionable items have you done towards your goals? It’s easy to have vision but have you taken any steps at all towards them?” I thought I planned but not followed through to get me towards my goals. These occasional blog post have been a start to my goal of writing and hoping to inspire others, but have I actually shared them with anyone? Have I interacted with anyone lately? The short answer is no.
Not only was I not doing enough, but there was a spiritual disconnect. It wasn’t often I had these conversations with myself and in need of a reality check. My conversations went something like this ” Lord, these are the things I want. Help me achieve them.” You can plant the seeds, but without foundation they will wither. So here I am, once again reminding myself that all that I ask already belong to me and that I am in process of receiving if I put in the work. Instead of taking and expecting, I should be working and stay focused.
What goals have you achieved this month?
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