I have a few goals for 2009. Not really resolutions, but goals. For many years now I have put off setting goals for myself. I don't really know why...maybe the fear of failure? Even as I type these words, I feel a little anxious in disclosing them.
But I just read in a devotion this morning that "the beginning of anxiety is the end of faith...and the beginning of true faith, is the end of anxiety" (George Mueller). So with that quote in mind, I am going to step out on faith and set a few goals for 2009. Please...no laughing...my stomach is quivering.
1. Attend an Anne Graham Lotz "Just Give Me Jesus" conference.This one will be easy. Just get to Jacksonville, Florida April 24th & 25, sit, listen & be revived. Anyone care to join me?
2. Walk a Marathon. Yeah...this is the hard one. No in between with me. No sir ree bob! For someone that can walk 3 miles on a really, really good day, this should be a piece of cake. I have no idea why this is something I have always, always, always wanted to do. I just know I am so inspired by folks that can run and walk long distances. I've posted the below video before, but it is worth a second post. This man is 65 years old and completes triathlons pushing, carrying, and pulling his grown handicapped son. That's 26.2 miles running, 112 miles bicycling, and 2.4 miles swimming. You'll be inspired, I promise.
So that's it. Have you any goals for 2009? Come on...step on out in faith with me! What's the worst that could happen?
Blessings, peace, all good,