I'm slightly embarrassed to admit this.
Last week I wrote down my goals for this year.
Guys, it was the last week of April. It's May now. Writing down my goals has been on my to-do list since the end of 2015. And I just now did it.
But I did it.
And that's the lesson I learned from this. It is never too late to start.
I was a bit sidetracked by life, quite literally, at the first of the year. We found out we were pregnant and the constant sickness quickly took over. I possibly could have mustered up some energy to right out goals in January. But it just didn't happen.
Sometimes life happens and you give yourself grace and cheer yourself on for making it through another day.
But when a new season starts, when you find yourself in a place to take the next step, you certainly have permission to start fresh and new right then.
Jon Acuff recently wrote about this, and it was definitely encouraging to have someone else give permission to set goals now and chase them now. Jon said, "Don’t believe the lie that you can only crush goals in January. May is the new January." Yes!
So I'm just here admitting my recent goal making accomplishment, five months behind my intended schedule, in hopes that it will encourage you to tackle something you've put off for whatever reason. And that applies to anything. Anything you've put off, for whatever reason, does not have to be buried forever.
We don't have to fall for the lies that we are too far behind, or too whatever-the-lie-is-that-is-trying-to-keep-you-from-working-towards-your-goals-or-dreams. We have the permission and the ability, the grace and gift to start now.
Let's take each new day, each new hour, each new moment, to choose to conquer goals, no matter how big or how small, and cheer each other along in the process!
Sarah loves Jesus and her family and is passionate about addressing the urgent spiritual and physical needs around the world. She is the wife of Spencer and mama of Katherine and Claire, and they live in Nashville, TN. She runs a photography business with her husband and writes in order to offer encouragement and invite others to choose grace, joy, and gratitude in the adventure and the mundane. She loves traveling and reading; she will choose unsweet tea over sweet and bootcut jeans over skinny; and she is all sorts of awkward with small talk but thrives with deep conversations.