Setting Goals and Reaching Them…Kinda

When I started my blog in January, my goal was to post an article once a week for three months.  It’s a slower part of the year; I figured if I couldn’t reach that goal during the slow months, I’d definitely not be able to post once a week during the rest of the year when life gets a bit more hectic for us.  My goal had felt pretty doable…until this week.

I knew it was going to be hard this week to reach my goal.  We had a family road trip (no blogging) plus a full day yesterday with out of town guests (definitely no blogging) and then a couple out of the norm events today in addition to church plus all the usual responsibilities this week.  My awesome lengthy article about AirBnB was just not going to happen.  I didn’t have time.  I was pretty bummed.  I really want to make this blog thing happen.  I’m really enjoying the challenge of it and the outlet I have to share what I have learned.  But, this week, I just couldn’t devote the time needed to pull off an amazing, informative, helpful post.

So, what do you do when your goal seems unattainable?  Give up?  Not make goals?

I don’t think so.  You do your best.  I’m not writing my long article on AirBnB like I wanted too.  But, I’m putting something out there.  It will be shorter.  It might lack interesting adjectives, adverbs, and the like.  But, I’m still going to put something out there.  I will have reached my goal.  I will not give up!

But, most importantly, I’m once again amazed at who God is.  Finite little me can’t even make a stellar blog post once a week during the slow part of my year.  Yet, God knows every single thought of every single person all at the same time and orchestrates all of humanity across all of time to accomplish His will.  That is AMAZING!  Mind blowing.

I’d still encourage you to set goals and strive to reach them.  This post is only being published because I set a goal and I am determined to reach it.  But, I’d most encourage you to stand in awe of our Great Creator, Almighty God, King of Kings and Lord of Lords.  Nothing is too hard for Him! (Jeremiah 32:17)

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