2014… what a year of trials, valleys and rocky places, I am so thankful that I made it over with my faith and my strength in tact. And it seems that I am not the only one who had a year that left them just a bit battered and bruised. But let’s not rehash it, let’s shake it off and move forward with our faces lifted towards the sky, standing on the promises of the Lord.
The New Year is a time to set your resolutions, personal, ministry and business goals, mapped out an in depth action plan. Every year I toil over my personal goals, spend hours making a map, figuring out the plan, and every year I come up feeling like I fell short. I pass through the same places and feel like I’m making no difference.
But not this year… this year is the year of no goals. I actually started talking to Jon about this several months ago sharing how depressed I felt when I hadn’t actually arrived where I thought I should arrive.
The Bible tells us in Habakkuk 2: Then the LORD answered me and said, "Record the vision And inscribe it on tablets, That the one who reads it may run."For the vision is yet for the appointed time; It hastens toward the goal and it will not fail. Though it tarries, wait for it; For it will certainly come, it will not delay.…
Well, I’ve written my vision for 2015 – To use music and education to lift up the name of Jesus so that all men may be drawn unto Him. I’m not setting any goals, I’m not making any elaborate plans, I am simply going to wake up each morning and ask the Lord, what would you have me do today?
Now I’m not suggesting everyone take this approach, I think goal setting is good. Goals give focus and direction. When accomplished they bring great motivation and personal satisfaction. So do set your goals. But for me, after years of not seeming to meet my personal goals, I’ve come to realize that either something is wrong with the goals I’m setting, my approach is incorrect, or my goals are simply that – my goals, not the goals that the Lord has designed for me.
There are still projects and plans in place, don’t get me wrong. I plan to get back to the basics, spend more time singing and leading worship as the Lord opens doors. The new CD is coming out and I want to share that with the world. And the new book is done to, Lessons From The Back Seat or How I Learned to Become a Wife. But I’ve not set any goals in regards to how many books I want to sell or where I’d like to sing this year. I’m just going to knock on doors and go through them as the Lord opens them, I going to spend more time praying and seeking Him then promoting things and I’m only going to work on projects that He nudges me to work on. A different way to approach building a ministry for sure, but I think that if I keep the vision central in my sight – To lift Him Up, I’ll achieve greater things then what I can put down on paper.
I’m off on the adventure of a lifetime, and there will be plenty of updates, so come share in the mayhem and let’s lift up the Name of Jesus. No goals on paper, just a desire to follow where He leads and bless those He puts me in front of.
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What do you think of me not setting goals this year? I’d love your prayers and feedback, drop me a note either via email or leave me a comment on my blog page or my Facebook page – www.facebook.com/ministryofnaima I’d love to hear from you and I’d love your prayers!
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How Can I Serve You?
Planning a women’s ministry event? Interested in a house concert or special music for your church event? Need a guest worship leader? Please contact me, I’m now taking requests for bookings for 2015 and I would love to be of service to you. Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.