Looking Ahead

It’s that time of year again where we set goals, make resolutions and try to figure out how to improve ourselves in the upcoming year.  I’ve never been a resolutions type guy, but I do like to set goals, so here’s some of my goals for 2014.

1.  Use Social Media to Encourage, Edify and Evangelize
as opposed to winning arguments, making myself look good and shameless self-promotion.

2.  Read a Book a Week
This is an annual goal for me, and to be honest, I always fall just short of it, but by setting the goal, I stretch myself further than I would without the goal (FYI I read 45 books in 2013, just 7 short of my goal).

3.  Write a Blog Article at least Once a Month
I feel God calling me deeper into the field of writing, and in order to develop and fulfill that calling I need to write more often.  Last year I published well over a dozen articles, but there were a couple of gaps of 4 weeks or more in there.  This year, I’m striving for consistency.

4.  Achieve a Tighter Focus in My Ministry
Ministry often feels like jumping on the back of a wild stallion and then holding on for the ride, and to be fair, that’s one of the things I love about it.  I believe when you follow God fully life becomes much more adventurous and spontaneous.  That being said, there still needs to be some focus and order in my service, so this year I will be seeking God’s direction to hone my efforts to be as effective as possible.

5.  Be a better husband, father and son than I was in the previous year
This is also an annual goal of mine.  My prayer is that I will be the Godly leader my family needs me to be.

What about you?  What goals do you have for 2014?

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