Because I Just Love You So Much

Happy Friday my little lovelies! I have to send a gigantic thank you out to all of you that have supported me in my blogging endeavors. Today is the last day to send in orders for the cookbook I have (they ship out on Wednesday, Oct 17th!) and I appreciate all of you that have ordered your copy and shared with your friends as well. I am very touched by your support.

And speaking of thank you’s – I finally broke the 100 “like” barrier on Facebook and I want to do a quick giveaway as a way of saying thanks!

How to enter: Simply leave a comment on my Facebook Wall (<—linked here) and I’ll pick a random winner on Saturday morning. Bonus points if you share my FB page with your friends!

I’ll be giving away a copy of my cookbook along with a little gift bag of my current fall favorites. Because I just love you all so much! I truly do love this little blog and I love when y’all email me, leave me a comment or connect with me on FB/twitter.

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Today I am a busy bee working on the final edits and print shop review of the cookbook. I still wanted to check in with y’all this morning so I am re-posting this post from November 2011 – with a few changes.

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Growing up in the church, I still carry a lot of the lessons learned there around with me today.  Today, I want to talk about Proverbs 29:18: “where there is no vision, people perish.”

Another translation puts it this way, “When people do not accept guidance, they run wild.” We have no discipline, no direction.

Now, not to go all "preacher" on you…

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…I feel that this is a point worth making. Growing up, this phrase was one of several that was included in every single church service and chapel meeting (literally plastered on the wall at one point) and the idea was expanded upon with this: “Write the vision and make it plain.” (Habakkuk 2:2).

This verse goes on “these things I plan won’t happen right away. Slowly, steadily, surely, the time approaches when the vision will be fulfilled. If it seems slow, wait patiently for it will surely take place.”

And so, we were always directed to have a vision. What did we want for our lives? What did we see in our future? What were the goals we wanted to achieve?

Having a goal and putting it in writing is the surest way of achieving it. Naturally, there is a lot of hard work too. But there are plenty of people who work hard on a daily basis but to little avail. They might have goals, the might have desires, and they are working hard but the vision hasn’t been made plain…and so work, without direction, is work without efficacy.

Keep in mind that the “vision” or the goals can definitely change. I’m certainly not going to hold myself to something I wrote down three years ago that is no longer a priority for me. But, I do think it is important to share your goals with someone and to write them down – to have some sense of accountability. That way, even if the plan or the goals change, you know where you were at point A and how far you have come to point B.

Sometimes it feels like you are stuck in a rut and it’s so nice to look back at those goals and realize that you really have come such a long way. It just takes time.

Also, quick side note: I don’t think you have to be a Christian or a believer in anything for the above to be applicable – it’s a life lesson – not a religious lesson. In fact, many motivational leaders/speakers use the same premise; ie Franklin Covey, Michael Hyatt, Jillian Michaels -on fitness- just to name a few…

Do you have goals written down? Any you want to share?

Now, I’m off to tackle my goals for the day and work toward some longer term goals as well – slowly, steadily, surely.

Comments

  1. Criss says:

    I do have a goal. And I’m going to write it down here for the very first time, hoping the writing of it will aid in the achieving of it.
    I will quit smoking by October 31st. There.

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