Words to SPARK your Heart-Song from our co-founder Sherry Douglas.
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Hi everyone. I’m Sherry Douglas with Heart-Song. With January having come to a close, most New Year resolutions have already been broken. We set resolutions typically to better our lives in some manner. In 2018 a social network for athletes analyzed over 31 million global activities and pinpointed that January 12th is the fateful day that most athletes reported failing their resolutions. These were athletes, but my guess is that for the rest of us, the story is about the same. Let’s look at a different option.
Psalm 20:4 states, “May he (meaning God) grant you your heart’s desire and fulfill all your plans.” In the book of Psalms, people were prayfully singing this on behalf of their king. They wanted his heart’s desires, his hopes and dreams, to be granted by God and then for God to be with him as he carried out his hopes and dreams with plans and goals.
Last week we discussed the quote, “A goal is a dream with a deadline.” Many of us have trouble dreaming so we looked at just one way we can jump start that process, the “What if…” exercise. It may help you recognize a dream within your heart. Once any size dream is identified, to move it forward, we can start thinking of it as a goal or ambition. To move it this direction gives it power. If we choose to keep it in the dream mode, it can hang out in our minds for months, years, and perhaps never take flight. That would deny others of the good things you have to offer! Goals are full of action steps with deadlines. You may not have a deadline for the ultimate dream you have, but setting deadlines along the way allows us to celebrate the wins, no matter how small they seem. Goals then become growth indicators instead of rulers for measuring victory or defeat.
The people of Israel were singing for their God to bless their king with his fulfilled dreams and goals. God wants to bless our dreams and ambitions, too. We have to do our part and he will do his. Live the way you want to be remembered. See you next week.