If you’ve followed along for very long, you’ve probably notice I share some monthly goals along with sharing my yearly goals. I personally have used the Cultivate What Matters PowerSheets for the last 5-6 years and they’ve truly changed how I view goals.
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Goals and the completion (or not) of them do not define ME. Do I want to accomplish things? Do I hope to complete the tasks I need and want? Obviously, yes! But no checklist can give me value or worth. If you’ve been around many Christians, you’ve probably heard that you’re worth is in Christ. Just because you’ve heard this doesn’t mean that doubting yourself and questioning your purpose doesn’t happen. Umm…do you recall that part of Jesus’ life where he says, “Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me. Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done.” This is found in Luke 22: 43 where Jesus is praying before his betrayal. Jesus was being obedient to God’s will. He suffered and died to save us. That sounds like we’re worth something. Not goals, not checklists, not achievements. Suffering and death of a human being save us. That means I’m really worthy! What about you?
Do I believe we should still set goals? Yes! Goals that continue to honor God and do the work of whatever it is he’s called us to. So since it’s the beginning of a new month, I’m working of my new goals. It’s actually considered a new season in the PowerSheets so it’s a spot to refresh big goals and then set the smaller ones to get there. I seriously love this way of approaching goals.
I particularly enjoyed the “Clear the Clutter Checklist”. Categories are Internet, Physical, Heart, & Decision Clutter. There’s prompts to fill out and this list plus Decluttering Challenge with Emily Ley and I can’t wait to prepare my heart and home for all the fun that this spring and summer has in store for us.
Goals For April
- Bravely share what God has been teaching me
- One-on-One time with kids
- Mini sessions
- Make more effort to invite friends to attend church with us
- Intentional mom-ing
Simple. There’s obviously a ton of small things I’ll need to accomplish, someone has to do the laundry. But that’s not a goal anymore. I’m changing my thought process to just make sure those are things that need to get done. Nothing to add to my giant check list each day. Instead it’s part of the process for being rhythms for our home (more on the rhythms soon)!
So I hope you remember that what you accomplish today or this week doesn’t make you more or less worthy. You, my friend, are worthy. Bought and paid for….just yesterday we celebrated Easter and today is not a day to question our worth.