May Goals

 

It is May already, friends.  My heart is full, the days are full, life is full.  Full of blessings, grace, opportunities, and moments to seize.  It is the people that matter, ya’ll.  It’s the moments we really stop to savor, the times we listen to the Holy Spirit even if it seems crazy.  Taking time to call up that friend and meet for coffee, praying for that person who just keeps being on your mind. There’s always a reason, someone who needs love even when you don’t know why or what they’re going through.

Time is a valuable asset.  If we want to make time for people, we have to be intentional.  Life will happen and we won’t know where the days went, unless we seize them with intentionality.

“All we have to do is decide what to do with the time given us.” J.R.R Tolkien

We all have 24 hours a day, but the question is what we will do with it. God gives us time that we may steward it for Him.  He asks us to do everything with all our might, for His glory.  That includes our work, relationships, and even our rest time.

Lack of intentionality with our time breeds regret.

Goal setting is one valuable way to be intentional with the time we’re given. While some people are more goal-oriented than others, I believe it is helpful for everyone to step back from time to time and evaluate where they’re at and where they’re headed.

Today I am going to share with you my 10 key May Goals.  I want to work hard, play hard, and above all, do it all with love. The following are 10 goals that I am setting for this month:

  1. Finish memorizing Philippians 1 (recite to Liz with no prompts!)
  2. Run 35 miles- gonna try to snag a little quality time with a sister for a few of these miles.:)
  3. Read “Follow You Anywhere: 22 Little Lessons for Team Leaders”
  4. Take the little siblings on a park/picnic date
  5. Execute large cleaning + painting project at work
  6. Write 7 encouraging notes
  7. Interview + hire new hotel team member
  8. Do 6 blog posts
  9. Invest $__ (specific amount of money I want to invest this month)
  10. Schedule time to nurture relationships (cleaning for a busy mamma friend, talking over coffee with another friend, having heart to heart talks w/ the siblings, etc.)

What about you?  Do you have any goals for this month?  I would love to hear what you are challenging yourself to do currently!  With Jesus Christ, you are capable of MORE than you know!  He will give us the strength and wisdom to accomplish everything that is His will for us.  I’m cheerin’ for ya!

-Allison

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16 Comments

  1. Hi Allison! Nice blog. I visit your family’s blog from time to time and enjoy the posts and encouragement. You mentioned financial investing as one of your May goals. I would like to start investing. What are some investment vehicles/platforms you use? Maybe you can do a post on financial stewardship and investing. Blessings:)

  2. Love your goals, Allison!! Something I’m trying to work on right now is investing more in my younger siblings, spending more time with them, helping them memorize Scripture, encouraging them, etc. I’m also working on establishing a regular exercise routine. 🙂

  3. OK SO YUP YOUR BLOG IS GOALS. <333 (how often do you post, btw? I NEED ME SOME MORE ALLISON WORDS xD)
    And ohmygracious yessss we need to remember that it's the PEOPLE in our lives that matter, not the next appointment that we need to run to or the assignment that we 'just have' to finish! I've been pretty busy today trying to catch up on school before summer break, but this month (Lord willing) is gonna include lots of social activity, which will remind me that it is indeed the people in our lives that we must prioritize!
    This was a great post, Allison, and I'm looking forward to some more of your awesome thoughts!

    In Christ,
    Ariel

    1. Hey Ariel! Thanks for the enthusiasm! I am excited about blogging, and really hope it can be an encouragement to you.
      I plan to blog approximately 1-2 times per week. Let me know if you have post ideas!

  4. Goals posts are some of my most favorite posts, yay! A little while back I got my first set of PowerSheets by Lara Casey and I’ve been loving using those for brainstorming/goals/prayer/etc. And yesss about being intentional about nurturing relationships. I’ve been super encouraged recently that even when it doesn’t seem like there’s enough time in a day to do so, Jesus provides! Like little pockets of time created by waking up an hour earlier to grab coffee with a mentor friend or including a younger girl in something you’re helping out with, etc. He gives us the strength + time to do His commands. <3

  5. One goal for May that I have is to exercise six days a week. I also would love to finish memorizing the book of James before the year is over! I am still working on the first chapter. *0* Lord willing, I will get there! I also would like to improve my relationship with my siblings. More quality time spent together, encouragement, etc… Thanks for your encouraging posts!! Sending hugs and prayers!! <3

  6. I love your monthly goals!! It’s such a good idea to just pick a few that stretch you to accomplish more than you think you can, and also forces you to depend on Christ’s strength! 🙂 Miss you, friend! <3

  7. Not a may goal but a year goal is reading the Bible from Genesis to revelation. Its not easy but something I want to do.

    1. That’s a great goal! That was my goal last year and by the grace of God, I just completed reading the entire Bible (in chronological order) yesterday. I can honestly say it has been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life and I would encourage every believer to do it. http://www.BibleGateway.com has several reading plans you can select to help you accomplish your goal. You can do it!

  8. Thank you so much for this post Allison! All your posts are so encouraging! I love reading them! -Naomi in Arkansas

  9. Allison!!!!!! It was such a blessing to have your help today!!!! I totally enjoyed it!!! Love you girl!!! And thanks for this very inspiring post!!!!

  10. I’m right there with you — I’m working on Philippians 1 as well!! I discovered road trips with like-minded friends who want to memorize too make trips fun! and time well spent, absorbing the Word! although sometimes one kinda goes on a tangent by seeing an interesting phrase or verse which is found elsewhere in the Word so you look it up …. and at some point you remember that you were memorizing! =D ahh, the Lord is good. — Amy in NY

    1. What an awesome idea! It is crazy how many people I know are memorizing Philippians right now!!! Keep up the good work.:)

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