There I was in 2012. A new Christian wanting to know more about what being a Christian even really meant. Wanting to know what I was really getting into, not based on what they told me growing up, or what someone told me recently. I had this one clue though: The person who shared about Jesus to me encouraged me to read the Bible, God’s Word, everyday. Everyday???? Could I even do it?
How did you spend your Valentine’s day?
I won’t lie to you. It wasn’t always easy being single on Valentine’s day. And like many single people, I still yearn to experience what they dub as ‘romance’ one day.
Which begs this question: In the midst of a culture that praises things such as relationship goals, what’s there for a single person to do during occasions like Valentine’s?
As I stood at the wake, I wondered, from a family breakthrough to a family member’s funeral—who would’ve thought that this would be how our January would turn out?
And just like that, half of January is already over. But I believe it’s still not too late to start the year—or the remaining days of the year—right.
January always brings for me a sniff of fresh hope. It’s the month where people usually planning out the year, coupled with writing down their goals for the year. I wrote about pre-planning a couple of weeks ago, followed by how to start the year with faith goals too.
But, try as we might, our year never really turns out the way we thought they would, does it? We plan and plan and plan, yet some things are just really out of our control. In cases like these, what do we do?
When I was a lot younger, I used to write down the same new year’s resolutions every year. Weight loss, healthy living, boyfriend (haha) among others. But a couple of months down the line, I found myself giving up on all of them.
Then I started going to church where they had a five-day corporate prayer and fasting activity as a way to align our hearts with God’s at the beginning of the year. During this time, we were to write down our faith goals for the year, and pray and fast for them.The activity of writing down my faith goals instantly replaced my new year’s resolutions, and I have seen God’s work in them ever since.
This 2018 would be my sixth year of writing down my faith goals, and I am excited to watch how God will move in my life and others’ lives through them.
Now you may be thinking, Okay that’s nice to hear, but what exactly are faith goals?