Shaun King, a Morehouse graduate, pastors the Courageous Church, where they are in the middle of a series called 100 Life Goals. Hubby and I listened to the podcasts and created our lists (200 goals total, but many overlap) of goals.
Every year in December I have made a list of the things I want to accomplish for the year, but they are short term goals. These 100 goals are stretch goals. Some are short term, and several are long term and may take a lifetime to complete. Setting these goals requires me to really check my motivation in a lot of areas.
Why am I doing this? Well, since faith is the evidence of things hoped for, I need to write down the things that I hope for. If I don’t have a God-ordained plan for myself, I will follow the plan my job has laid for me, or my spouse or my children have for me, and it won’t be my own plan.
Here is the criteria for my goals:
No over-spiritualized goals. I want my goals to reflect spirituality, but not spell it out. The goals should also demonstrate my discipline and stewardship, be specific, include others, bring me joy and honor God.
Here are the categories:
1) family goals
2) travel goals
3) physical goals
4) experience goals
5) influence goals
I am just putting the finishing touches on my family goals and will share them soon!