3 weeks ago, my friend, T, and I decided to start seriously working on the lives we want to live.
We decided to do a weekly check-in to keep each other focused on the goals. She was planning to go back to school this semester but her plans got a little railroaded for the next few months so that’s on the back burner until Spring. Me, I have so many goals I am working on, I set up steps to accomplishing each one and weekly markers that I should be passing. (I have a lot of goals, but that’s because there’s a lot I want to do with my life. Hopefully, they aren’t too much that I lose focus.)
No more living in the clouds, expecting this life I want to miraculously fall into place without me doing anything to accomplish it.
One of the things I am doing is reading the Bible. The whole Bible. Cover to cover. I am following one of the reading plans in the back of my Bible where I alternate between Old and New Testaments chapters.
I’m not on the time schedule because I want to give myself enough time to read and understand and appreciate and learn without rushing to meet some imaginary deadline.
And I thought, that in itself was an accomplishment. Because I’ve been so impatient with goals that there was some point in my last when I would have established this goal and spent the next 2 weeks reading the Bible as literature in my every free moment, just so I could finish and cross it off my list. That I have the patience to do it this way, to be slow enough to read and understand and ask questions and look for the answers myself, is exactly where I need and want to be right now.
And that’s transformative growth in my book.
What’s your transformation? What changes have you noticed in yourself?
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