01 January 2013

My Goal List for 2013

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Happy New Year to my Neighbors!

Another year gone and another one beginning.

2012 was definitely interesting for my family and I.  I am excited to see what God has in store for us for 2013. We will face struggles, trials, maybe loss, happiness, new life, and of course love. I know that His plans will be for the good and not to harm us. "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Just like most people I have set goals for the new year.  Of course just like most people I never complete my goals. I tend to last until the end of January and then I fizzle out.  Just like last year and the year before that and the year before that and so on.  I always have good intentions, but never follow through. For 2013 I wanted it to be different. I NEED it to be different.

I started thinking a couple weeks ago about the goals I wanted to set for 2013 and started asking myself "what causes me to fail?" Before I began to even write down my goals, I needed to figure out what I needed to do to set myself up for success, not failure. I began to pray. I was asking Him to show me. To show me where I needed to improve and what I needed to do to complete my goals. 

I needed more of Him.

But of course! Each year I plan goals for the new year I never invite Him to help. Last year I said I was going to read the Bible in 90 days for a second time. Did I complete it? No. Why? Because I did not make time for Him.  I did not make it a priority. I still had my Bible reading and prayer times, but I know I can do better.

So this year I am making HIM a priority. I want Him to know me. I want to know more about Him.  I want a deeper relationship with Him.

I have listed my goals by different areas of my life. Over the next few days I will blog about what I am going to do to implement each goal into my life. So, today, just a listing of my goals.

-Read the Bible in a year.
-Memorize Proverbs 31:10-31.
-Memorize Scripture that God puts on my heart.
-Morning quiet time.
-Attend two women's conferences.
-Complete the Good Morning Girls Bible study on Luke 1-8. 

-Daily devotional time.
-Daily prayer time.
-Leave a weekly note telling my hubby what I love about him.
-Monthly date nights.

-Daily devotional time.
-Daily prayer time.
-Bake one item a week with the blessings.
-"Unplug" from the world and focus on them.
-Spend more one-on-one time with each of them.
-Weekly note of what I love about them.

School (Kids and Mine):
-Weekly lessons plans
-More hands on projects
-One to two read-aloud books.
-One field trip a month if not more.
-Make the Chancellor's list at least once.
-No late work.
-Schedule my work.

-Be more consistent.
-Post five to six days a week and take my time.
-Schedule posts ahead of time.
-Bring in more traffic.

-Lose two pounds a month.
-No more soda.
-I want to complete the program, Couch to 5K.
-Jillian 30-day shred.
-Run my first 5K race.
-Drop two pant sizes.
-Walk or run on treadmill 30-45 minutes for five to six days a week.

-Baby step 1 of the Dave Ramsey plan.
-Pay down $40,000 in debt this year. Baby step two.
-Continue to tithe 10 percent of our income.
-Complete Financial Peace University.

-Read one non-school book a month.
-Cook four new meals a month.
-Organize our storage in our basement.
-Utilize my home binder.

PHEW! What a list! However, I will not let it intimidate me because I am placing God first and allowing Him to help me achieve my goals.

How about you? Did you set goals for 2013? I would love to hear them. If you have a blog please leave a link to your goals and I will stop by to read them.



  1. Loved reading through your goals - and what a great truth!! How we need His help to accomplish anything.

    1. Yes we do. I fail each year because I think I can do it on my own. God has shown me many times that I cannot. He made it obvious to me this year that I NEED to put Him first. Blessings!

  2. Awesome set of goals, I may even steal some :)

    1. Hi Lyndsay! Thank you for stopping by and please feel free to steal some...lol

  3. It looks like you have set a number of lofty goals in many areas of your life! I look forward to watching you achieve them this year.

    1. Hi Jenny! Thank you for stopping by. I did set a lot of goals, but I am allowing Him to guide me through each goal. I found that writing them out and explaining how I was going to achieve them helps make a "road map" to success.



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