Becky from Operation actually read the Bible is going to pose a weekly question. (I'm actually a week behind, but better late than never right? LOL )
Are you a goal setter? Do you set goals for yourself? How often? Yearly? Monthly? Weekly? Daily? If you don't meet your goals, do you beat yourself up about it? How do you stay motivated and on task? Do you have goals about your Bible reading? Why or why not?
- Are you a goal setter? Some-what: I have certain things I do on certain days to keep a schedule, other wise I loose track of time and accomplish nothing.
- Do you set goals for yourself? Yes and No. I have goals on what days to clean what room. Sometimes I do a good job, sometimes I gloss over. I set a daily goal at work to make it through the day without exploding at one of the younger crowd that does not know how to speak a full sentence without a cuss word. I make a daily goal to tell my husband love him as many times as I can. Otherwise, no, I don't.
- How often? Yearly? Monthly? Weekly? Daily? As you can see, I'm more of a day to day person. Tomorrow has enough worry without me adding to it. Now, don't think I don't put any thought into the future, I know when my bills are due, birthdays coming up, etc. But, basically, I stay grounded in the present.
- If you don't meet your goals, do you beat yourself up about it? Unfortunately, yes. This leans more towards my goals of reading my Bible more often. Forgetting a certain thing I wanted to pray about because I forgot to write it down.
- How do you stay motivated and on task? I write things down, and ask my husband to remind me of important things. If something is not written down, I will probably forget. I have a yearly planner on my computer desk with everything written down, day by day.
- Do you have goals about your Bible reading? Why or why not? Again, yes and no. I have goals to read more than I did the day before. I don't set specific goals, like read three chapters, or an entire book. I tried this before, and I failed, a lot. Then I beat myself up, a lot. There is nothing that will make the enemy happier than to come between a person and their Bible reading/study time and between them and their prayer time. I quit letting the enemy have a foothold in that department. Now I keep a Bible on my coffee table and my nightstand, as well as one in my Jeep. That way, when I sit down either to relax in the living room, or when I'm getting cozy in bed, my Bible is right there, and it says "Hey, lets get together!" When I'm stuck waiting somewhere in my car, I have one there too. So, my only "goal" in Bible reading is to have one convenient so I can grab and read at a moments notice.