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I know you’re up to your eyeballs in wrapping paper and Christmas program practice, along with regular life stuff you’re trying to pull off.
But hang with me here for a sec.
Have you paused to think what your goals will look like for the new year?
My number one goal is ALWAYS the same: maintain an exercise regimen and lose weight.
But I get a kick out of a new start. A clean slate, so to speak. Do you?
In the midst of helter-skelter December life, I want to slow down and set some other goals for the New Year too.
And I am thrilled to present to you one way I’m seeking to achieve those goals – and so can you.
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What if it could be different this time?
How many years have you wished to achieve a certain goal, but every season you tried, you failed?
Did you know that Thomas Edison failed 1,000 times before successfully inventing the light bulb?
Bill Gates was a Harvard drop out who co-founded a failing business called, “Traf-O-Data”.
After his first film, Harrison Ford was told he simply didn’t “have what it takes” to make it in the acting world.
Albert Einstein turned four before he could speak, and seven before he could read. Parents and teachers thought he was mentally handicapped, and he was later expelled from school.
Charles Shultz, of Charlie Brown fame, had every cartoon he submitted rejected by the high school yearbook staff, and was later rejected for a position he applied for to work with Walt Disney.
For more depressing facts with inspiring outcomes, visit this link.
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Don’t give up just yet.
This new year, I’m taking part Grace Goals. It’s a brand new series written by a friend of mine, geared toward achieving our goals with Christ, instead of in our own strength!
She implemented these goals using herself as a guinea pig last year, and here is a list of what she achieved:
-trained for a half-marathon
-changed her family’s diet to real food
-launched an online course for bloggers (of which I’m a participant – it changed my whole blogging approach!)
-completed several writing projects
Pretty impressive, huh?
“Let’s face it, fleshly techniques and worldly wisdom aren’t enough to accomplish true change.
Furthermore, willing yourself into action or task mastering will only take you so far.
When you learn how to access the strength God provides, however, you are truly ready to experience life transformation.” ~ Arabah Joy, founder of Grace Goals
You can order the series and begin any time (I have)!
> >Learn why grace is the enablment you need
>> Begin to recognize and appropriate grace in your daily life
>> Set practical, godly goals
>> Be confident of God’s favor and power in your endeavors
>> Develop a doable, personal plan for change
>> Receive encouragement in the Facebook group (optional!)
What is this method of goal setting?
1)Grace Goals is $15.00
2)Grace Goals is a digital download – once you purchase online, you will receive it online.
3)A comprehensive 48 page notebook with 5 mini-workshops
4)Printables from each workshop
5)Invitation to join the Grace Goals Facebook group (completely optional, but great for accountability, intraction, and support! (I’m also a part of this group – I’ll be cheering you on!)
“If you’ve ever wished you could “do better,” throw off besetting sin or live up to your full potential in Christ, Grace Goals is for you.” ~Arabah Joy, Author of Grace Goals
Make this year your best year yet
Last year I set some goals for myself that I did achieve, and do you know how I did it?
By the grace of God and relying on His Word to see me through.
Even before I discovered Grace Goals, I experienced part of it.
I can’t wait to see what God does when I implement this tool!
Last year, I had four main goals (ok, besides the healthy stuff):
1.Read through the Bible a second time
2.Be intentional about posting consistently on the blog
3.Minister to others through the blog
4.Grow my joy
Throughout the year, I followed this incredible woman named Arabah Joy. I knew she was the real deal, encouraging other women through her blog. Her sound, Biblical, practical wisdom became a source of inspiration as I traveled the blogging path.
Then, she opened up Christian Blogger’s Bootcamp, and I immediately joined.
That decision alone resulted in the growth of my blog farther than I could have even imagined in 2015!
But more importantly, it became a much farther reaching encouragement to many women and moms out there battling the front lines and striving to achieve joy in their parenting endeavors!
This, in turn, achieved my last goal, which was growing my joy.
As a result of this course, I:
1.Came to regularly post on the blog 3 times per week
2.Developed a vision and mission for my blog
3.Moved my blog to self-hosting and developed my own new blog
4.Reached more moms with this ministry
5.Grew my joy
6.Read through the Bible a second time
Maybe your goal isn’t to have a blog. Maybe it’s to
be more intentional about keeping your home clean
develop a regular exercise routine (ahem)
de-clutter your home
spend more time each week ministering to friends or family
send more encouraging notes in the mail
overcome a particular sin or bad habit.
Whatever your goals, this can help you accomplish them. You see, underlying each physical goal is usually a spiritual need.
Discover your spiritual needs, meet them head on with Scripture, and achieve your goals for 2016.
What do you think, mom?
If you’re tired of facing the same goal over and over again, isn’t it worth $15.00 to see a change?
I’d say that’s a pretty great deal, especially since you’ll be reaping eternal rewards in the process!
For more information, click here. It’s Arabah Joy’s personal blog site and she explains it all in detail.
When you’re ready to commit, click any of the “Buy now” buttons on her sight (I will receive a small commission, at no extra cost to you)!
(UPDATE: Join Grace Goals 2017 with a fresh new twist – including video training!)
Or, you can click here to join.
(PS: This would be a GREAT Christmas gift for any loved one on your list! Both economical and life-giving, you could be responsible for equipping that person with the tools for a real game-changer!)
Let’s do this, shall we? See you soon in Grace Goals!