Thursday, February 11, 2010

I think I can, I think I can, I think I can

Today on Talkin' about Thursdays we are discussing our personal goals.

Wow, this is a tough one.

I am not one to make alot of goals, period. I consider my "goals" more moments of day by day changing.

I'm not sure if this is good or bad.

One overarching "goal" is to wake in the early hours, so as to commune with my Master. This has been a fight and will be for the rest of my life. I probably have never seen it as a goal because due to the seasons in life, I don't know if I will ever achieve it.

And, I guess, this discussion, has revealed something further...I am a sort of perfectionist. If I can't attain the end result of achieving a goal without failing at all, I would rather not term it a "goal".

(Boy, I feel like I have just rambled on and on....)

On a more serious note, most of you, my lovely readers, know ,we, Cartwrights, have had quite a year in 2009 and
one of us is not here right now. This event has resulted in much inner reflection.

So, I do consider a few things I would like to "own" in the next year:

1. More consistent respect and patience with my Darling. Those of us moms, who have boys that we are raising, know the importance of this. I want to honor God in this, but my little, big men also drive me to this. I am always clued into the fact that if I disrespect their Daddy, they will disrespect can bet on it.

2. Reconciliation with our oldest arrow. This may not happen in my time and this desire is a "two way street", but this is my heart. Please pray for this to happen too. "Hoss" is hurting...I know the One and Only healer of that hurt. I must take my burden to This Healer every day.

3. Being proactive to help my children be more effective as "world changers." We can get very comfortable in our Western lives. I want my children to Do Hard Things.

O, Great Giver of life, empower me with your Spirit to achieve these things...for your glory.


Genny said...

So glad you joined in today! I loved reading your goals.

I'm an early riser and I love that time in the morning! It sounds like you've had quite a year... I'm hoping the things you want resolved this year do get resolved. And I loved your one about helping your kids to be world changers. :)


kim said...

What a great list of goals! Helping your kids be world changers is a great one and so well worded!

Barbie said...

What a great list of goals! I totally understand about not wanting to pursue something if you can't get it perfect. The Lord has delivered me of much of my perfectionism so I pray he will do the same for you. I will be praying for your family.

Together We Save said...

Wonderful goals, World Changers changes lives. It is wonderful.

KellieS said...


Wonderful goals! God always gives what honors the greater good of the world. He also grants things just because He loves us.

Be well,


Stacey said...

What a great post. It was really thoughtful, and thought-provoking. It does my heart good to read bloggers like you who are so honest and forthright about the issues they are dealing with. I find so much encouragement there. God is working mightily in your life and the life of your family, I have no doubt. Keep going to Him in prayer! And yes, we all need to be able and willing to do the "hard things." God bless!
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