Last year my word was squirrel…and boy did I spend my year chasing them.
I am choosing a word for 2015 …STONES!
No, not kidney stones and I am way too old for sticks and stones.
In the Bible, Jesus taught about building on a firm foundation. Honestly, my foundation feels like a broken down wall about to fall over.
If you have been on Facebook or any other social media platform everyone is talking about writing goals for 2015.
Well I would like to confess…I have never written a goal.
I think I have spent the last 20 years with the mind set of I am going to survive. There is my #1 derailment…I just tell myself you can survive this…and there is where I stay…just surviving.
Choosing a Word for 2015: Why Stones?
Somehow chasing squirrels online I found myself listening to a guy talking about writing goals. He has this system with a 5 stones metaphor for writing and achieving goals. He even describes his program as how to slay your giant goals.
While I am too broke to purchase his system and probably too crazy to find time to learn a new system…I could glean one nugget from his passion.
There are different levels of goals, some you can easily achieve and some that will require a ton of effort. Easy would be 1 stone and hard would be 5 stones.
Really he does a better job explaining but I really like having a rating system that comes with a great visual of stones.
Then I stumbled upon a few discussions on why did David choose 5 smooth stones to go to battle against Goliath.
Which lead to a great quote by Max Lucado in his book Facing Your Giants: The God Who Made a Miracle Out of David Stands Ready to Make One Out of You.
Which led to a Pinterest search of crafts made out of stones. Then a trip to the craft store so I could build a visual of Choosing A Word for 2015.
Because STONES are going to remind me to Focus on God when the giant attacks happen.
My stone art work will remind me to write goals and keep me from falling back into the habit of just surviving.