So we all have them right (I'm talking about goals). I am one of those people who sets goals over and over and yet continually fails to met them. Of course not all of them, but some. Part of this is because I set my sights often way to high and at some point I realize there is no way I'm gonna reach them. Take running for example: I have set my sights on several marathons. Yet, each time I don't even come close to being ready to do one. Not because I don't run but because I don't run that far! Who am I kidding when I say I want to do a WHOLE marathon? Did you know that true marathon runners often wear depends so they don't have to stop and pee?! That isn't me! Really, when I set my goal at the marathon level, what I am really saying is that I want to be dedicated enough to running that I don't miss my runs during the week and so should I need to run (in an extreme emergency) a marathon I could do so without dying.
I love to set such goals...goals in which at the moment seem really impressive and maybe even amazing and yet never are accomplished - or should I refrain that and say come up short from being accomplished? For you see, I also met the goal to some extent. I still go out running 3-4 times a week, just never more then a 2-4 miles. Never quite to marathon level but I still do it.
Right now my marathon goal is solving the big church problem - how do we reach and spread Christ' message in a secular world. This might seem like an attempt at the crazy...it might seem like too big for one person and I don't think I am gonna solve it overnight or that I might solve it at all but I do believe that I will take little steps towards this goal :) And I can't wait to see what God is gonna reveal to me next :)