Monday, June 1, 2009

If I Have My Way

I really like this goal setting at the beginning of the month. It gives me focus. The other day, I was talking to Jesus, I was telling him all about how I would like the next year and a half to go. Even though I often hear people say, "If you wanna make God laugh, tell him your plans," I don't really agree. I always pray for God's will to be done, but I don't seriously think that God would give us visions and dreams just to say, "gotcha! Now go to a 3rd world country and do missions until you die of malaria and come home to meet me."

The Bible says that He will give us the desires of our hearts and it also says that God is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all we could ask or think. So if I don't ask for or think anything what how the heck can I say "top this God!" Well I don't really get froggy with God like that, but you get the point. I do approach the throne with boldness (I am on a roll with all my Bible verses in this post, lol).

Let's get to it, this is how our next year and a half will go.

*This month we will be sending out TheCount's resume so he can get a new job. I'll get a raise :)
*In July, TheCount will be going on interviews for potential new jobs.
*At the beginning of August, TheCount will be offered a position making almost double what he makes now. He will put in his 2 weeks notice at his current job. Then we'll go on our cruise that we already have planned. When we return from our vacay, he'll start his new job.
*We'll buy our new truck before the end of the year.
*We'll pay off our school loans by the end of the year.
*In 2010, since we'll be debt free, we'll be able to aggressively save for our house.
* In September 2010 we will be moving into our first home!

Sounds good, huh? What about y'all? You have some goals set up, things you'd like to see? Come on, write it out so you can look back and say, wow God, you really did top that!


pserendipity said...

Those are some good goals. Maybe I need to think big and do the same thing! I think I will!

Nerd Girl said...

You've raised the bar by setting goals for the next year and a half! I was just trying to make it through the end of the day. I'll have to meditate on what I'd like to accomplish in the next 18 months.

T said...

heres what I want : a 4.0 gpa for the next three semesters , a trip to Jamaica for spring break next year , Admission in to grad school - masters of public health , a new car and a better paying job !

kisz4tj said...

ooooh....this is exactly what I needed to read. Ok, here goes it.

By December 2009 I will have a new SUV. I will have a new job that fulfills me.

By Sept. 2010 I will only have 2 more semesters to complete until I can call myself a college grad!!!!

Dare I say I will have met my lifelong companion by this time also??

This was a great post. I'll be praying for your petitions.

Mrs Count said...

@Pserendipity- You always are thinking big it seems. Your blog is always full of good plans, teaching and moving...I can't wait to see you think bigger than that!

@Nerdgirl-I am a loser, lol. I compete with myself so I set goals to see if I can beat them. I hope you share when you set your goals.

@Jasslyn- Well work it out then girl! You have great goals.

@kisz4tj- You already know I pray for you and the girls on the daily :)

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