I started the summer break with no real goal in mind. But last week, I started writing again and decided to set a goal to finish The Matter of Faith this summer. At first it seemed like something that would be easily accomplished. I finished Somewhere Down the Road two summers ago, so it seems feasible.  But I just calculated the reality of it and it now seems a bit daunting. In order to reach my goal, I will need to average writing 1300 words a day, 7 days a week.  That’s in addition to preparing to teach four high school science classes beginning in September, working to find an agent, reading and writing book reviews (another new goal I’ve set for myself), and just normal every-day life events.

     Okay, so now that it’s actually written down, I can face the giant. The first thing that comes to mind is Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.”  The next is Genesis 18:14 “Is anything too hard for the Lord?”  When I looked up the reference for that verse in Genesis, I came across this verse in Jeremiah 32:27 “Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?”  Wow!  That puts it in perspective!  If this is what God has for me to do, then He will do it through me.  All I have to be is willing.  Talk about a morale booster!

     Take these promises today and claim them for your own.  I would love to hear of some words of encouragement or some Scripture that has helped you achieve your goals.  Leave a comment or send me an email.

     Enjoy your day!

 


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