Monday, June 2, 2008


I have some exciting news ... I scored 200 in Ten Pin Bowling!!! Woohoo. That was one of the goals I set this year! Along with taking a photo of that soaring eagle and writing a book.

Do you know what your goals are in life? I am turning 30 very soon, and as I look back over my little bit of living what stands out to me most are not the times I was involved in the most ministries, or successful at work, or excelling at study, but the times that I took time out from the busyness of life and decided to do something different...

Deciding to quit uni and go to Bible College
Marrying my Knight in Shiny Armour
Not working so I could stay home with my kids
Running a women's conference
Moving to Bundaberg
Starting to write

Ooh, I really would love to tell you all those stories now but that will have to wait till another day (or we could do coffee if you like :)

When you take time out to consider what's really important, things change.

When we moved to Bundy, I had extra opportunities for taking time out because there's not really much to do here :). I had time to think about my goals in life, and I was able to make them a priority and spend time on them. And I'd just like to say, spending time on things you enjoy is awesome! I could blog, bowl and chase eagles forever!

Now bowling and photography might be fun and refreshing things for me to do, but they don't provide life with much purpose. But speaking and writing, now that's my passion! My life verse, what I think God wants me to do, is this:
"To prepare God's people for works of service until the body of Christ is built up and we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ." Eph 4:12-13

God is the one who provides our passion and our purpose in life. God wants us to be 'doing life' in a way that honours him and fulfils his purpose for our lives.

Are you faced with a hard decision or want to discover your purpose? Try this:

  • Take time out, set aside time away from the busyness of your life.
  • Pray, read the Bible and listen to what God might be saying
  • When you have a peace about it, make your decision.
  • Then hold on!

"Now choose life...that you may love the Lord your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the Lord is your life..." Deut 30: 19-20

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1 comment:

Lois said...

you have encouraged me to look towards reaching my goals Donna,and focusing on what I am good at, well done from supernanny