Goals vs. God’s Calling

The Good Old Days

Do you have any fond September memories? Maybe it’s a reminder about school starting. Maybe it’s a reminder of the seasons changing. Maybe it’s a reminder that the holidays are right around the corner. Whatever it may be, September is a month of reminders and change.

Not sure about you, but when I think of September, the first two things that pop into my head are: that somewhat popular song Wake Me Up When September Ends by Green Day & the year is slowly coming to an end.

In case you haven’t listened to Wake Me Up When September Ends, you can click here. There’s a lot of nostalgia with this song. It’s a classic. Now listening to it when older and paying attention to the lyrics, may I suggest listening to something a tad more upbeat afterwards!? 🙃

2022 is Fast Approaching

Now onto why I am actually writing this! Somehow eight months have flown right by us in a blink of an eye. Is time moving fast for anyone else or it only me? I literally have no idea how this time thing happened. Please let me know if you can explain this to me!!

My life isn’t super interesting with a job or school work. Due to where I am finding myself with my brain challenges, working or going to school wouldn’t be the best thing for me at the moment. Instead of these activities, I’ve been taking care of my dog, preparing healthy plant-based and gluten-free meals, reading, and going to my doctors appointments. Yet, with barely doing anything, time has flown by.

With time flying by, I thought this would be a fantastic time to reflect on what has happened this past year and create a plan of some sort for the next few months. Looking back at some of the goals I set in January, I now see that life kind of took a sharp turn and changed everything I planned.

My Goals vs. God’s Timing

My goals consisted of expanding Uncovering Joy and growing my personal social media. Life happened and these things are not being focused on. God has been moving and has put me on a completely different path. Through this, I really realized the goals I had set were ones I created. You’re probably thinking … But that’s how goals are created. Yes, but no.

Let me explain real quick. Us creating goals is more of a worldly perspective. It is so easy to think of the world view points. As I was writing this, God convicted me of having the worldly view for setting goals. It is so easy for us to create goals for the things that we want to achieve in this world, but are they the things God is calling us to do?

You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

Psalm 16:11

When we make our own paths of what we want, we are deviating from the path God has us on. The way we should go about the things we are pursuing is through prayer. This is honestly something I am still working on to this day. I want to do all this stuff, but is it what God is calling me to do?

Praying for Guidance

I started writing this post primarily to create new goals, but God really transformed my heart on this one. There are so many things I would love to do or want to be involved with. I really desire to stay on the path that God wants me on. Here is a list of what I am praying about in the season in which I find myself in.

  • Being a leader in the Alpha Mannosidosis community and how to carry this out
  • Continuing education for my bachelors degree
  • Bible college for Ministry Leadership
  • Marketing consultancy for new businesses/nonprofits

As I am praying for these different topics, I am continuing to read scripture and worshipping God. He will give us revelations that will help us figure out what He wants us to do. While I was writing this, I had gotten a peace from Him. That to me was a sign that I am doing what He wants me to do. It can be a little tricky navigating how to set goals and learning what He wants us to do.

I am constantly learning and want to share my thoughts with y’all. I would love to hear what you have to say about this topic! If you guys need any prayer for your calling or anything in general, please let me know below in the comments. As always … enjoy the day, God’s way!

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