It has been a little longer since I've blogged, but during the "downtime" when the clinic is closed, many missionaries are enjoying family being around or leaving for elsewhere, and the homeschool books are shelved, and the mess from Christmas has been cleaned up while I was nowhere in sight(thanks to my family for such a gift, and Ilsias, who found the extras we all missed), I've been praying, thinking, and trying to formulate my goals for 2010.
ReachGlobal personnel fondly know them as KRA's, but they are more than just resolutions that last for a short period amount of time--they are carefully planned and desired outcomes in specifed areas of my life- ministry, personal health, relationships/family life, etc. Such planning allows one to glance at a weekly/monthly calendar and determine if time was/will be spent intentionally so that measurable progress may be noted and, if not, these may be adjusted. These are taking a little longer this year, as I plan to distribute them to several trusted leaders (including my hubby!) and friends to be held to higher accountability, so as to purpose toward measurable results that bring glory to God!
A pastor recently brought this home as he described the events of Exodus 16-17, in which the Israelites were whining and complaining about their situation when the Lord was providing what they needed exactly when they were in need of it. God has designed each of us for a purpose and will use us in spite of ourselves. In carefully studying our habits, thoughts, and using information to formulate a plan to seek results, we maximize our efforts, and can more easily seek God's purposes in our lives. Certainly unplanned opportunities will arise beyond our imagination and some of our planned goals may elude us, but by methodically pursuing God's best for me-surely 2010 will be more than I envisioned--for me, and those around me.