As the book Discipleship by Design would teach, a Godly purpose leads to Godly goals, and then to correct priorities. Goals are specific and accomplishable and should reflect the broad Purpose.
So, with a purpose to know God more this next year, I have come up with a Goal that seems absolutely impossible. However, I know it IS actually achievable and I have made a plan to see it happen.
By the end of the year, I want to be able to spend an hour in prayer 6 out of 7 days of the week, and at least 30 minutes on the 7th day.
This is nuts! It seems crazy! How could I EVER do that? There's no way!
As you see, my first reactions are nothing but encouraging.
|January||10 min||3 days/wk||5 min||remaining days|
|February||15 min||4 days/wk||10 min||remaining days|
|March||20 min||4 days/wk||10 min||remaining days|
|June||30 min||4 days/wk||10 min||remaining days|
|August||40 min||5 days/wk||15 min||remaining days|
|September||45 min||5 days/wk||15 min||remaining days|
|October||50 min||5 days/wk||20 min||remaining days|
|November||50 min||6 days/wk||30 min||remaining days|
|December||1 hour||6 days/wk||30 min||remaining days|