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What Do SMART Goals, Spiritual Transformation and Writing Have in Common?

“So, when are you going to publish your book?” my friend asked as she passed me in the hallway at school.

I smiled and said, “Lord willing, I will be starting the process next year!”

What my sweet friend wasn’t aware of at the time, is that morning, the Lord and I was once again in a wrestling match over this whole writing thing.

And once again, He won.

SMART Goals

This past July, an author who had been teaching online seminars and classes had announced that she was going to be hosting a year-long writing group – a mastermind class. After praying over it, I decided to apply. What could hurt? Besides, the chances of me getting in were a little slim, or so I thought.

While shopping at Gander Mountian with my boys, I received an email of my acceptance into this class. I was over-the-moon thrilled, shocked, and freaked out all at the same time!

And then the self-doubt kicked in, “I cannot do this!”

“Yes, you can, and you will!” was whispered back to me.

So, here I am in a mastermind class and I love it!

Part of September’s assignment was to work on my SMART goals and list what my ultimate goal would be.

SMART is an acronym for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-sensitive goals.

Wrestling with the Lord

If you’ve been a blog reader from the beginning, you know that the Lord shoved me into writing. You can read about that here and here.

When it came to listing my ultimate goal, I took an easy approach, submit an article to a publication. Easy peasy!

The Lord insisted on something else, to go for the gold and put down my ultimate goal.

My ultimate goal is to write a book.

So, I erased “submit an article to a publication” and replaced it with a “book proposal for She Speaks.”

The day that my friend asked me about publishing my book was the day that I listed my ultimate goal of writing a book proposal; the first step in getting a book published.

What’s it Going to be About?

The pieces are starting to fit in the puzzle. During my last silence and solitude day, I kept coming back to the phrase, “Spiritual transformation from the inside.” Based on Romans 12:2 and 2 Corinthians 3:18, this will be the starting point of my book.

 

Will You Pray for Me?

As I begin this journey, please pray for my family and me. The enemy will do his best to try and stop me from doing what the Lord has called me to do. I would appreciate your prayers! Thank you, friends!

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