Last year up to early this year was a big shake on our financial life.
Our reserves were lost. And sad to say, we even had some debts to pay. We do not have a stable income that time. (My hubby works as a freelance animator and me, a self-employed momma)
But why we are still thankful that those season and scene happened to us?
1. We’ve learned – it is true unlike in school, in real life, lessons happens after a test.
2. We became better steward (still a work in progress)- during that season God equipped us through His word and books that tackle about financial stewardships about money management, being a better spender and steward of material resources.
Since Heart’s Day is near, I would like to share something “Hearty” and about LOVE..
Have you heard about Gary Chapman’s 5 Languages of Love?
If not yet, I encourage you to check it and take the Love Language test, to know your love language, your spouse’s love language and even your child’s love language.
Isn’t it amazing? That we can express love to the people that matters to us that truly connects to them or that they can really understand, especially to our Hubby Loves.
As they say “Love is a verb” – it means it should be greater than words, we should express it and show it.
“Its not how much you say I LOVE YOU, its how you prove its TRUE” (NAKS! haha)
Are you excited for what’s in store for you this year?
I am sure you have your plans and goals for the whole year.
This year will be a great year, another year of miracles and answered prayers..
Before our church’s annual prayer and fasting,
My husband and I created our faith goals for this year.
I am sharing with you some tips in creating an effective faith goals that we’ve learned from our mentors, books, seminars and some are based on own opinion (nag-wowork naman haha!)
- Personal – we cannot set goals for other people since we cannot dictate or control others, our goals should be individual or personal. It should be driven by our inner desire not because we want to impress, please or compete other people.
- Specific – we should have specific goals, example is instead of “Family Vacation” it should be “3 Days Palawan Vacation with family on our wedding anniversary” you should know what you really want to achieve and pray for this year.
- Trackable- goals should be time bound, we should set a date for each goals, so we can also track our progress. “For example, eat healthy meals and lose 5 kilos by June ”
Some of our mentors shared that goals should be Realistic and Measurable.
We should be passionate about our goals, goals that we really desire not dictated by other people.
Goals that are align to our calling and purpose in life.
But we should also remember that when our plans fail, we shouldn’t lose hope,
And above all else, we should seek to know God more this year and everything else will fall down into its right places.
The heart of man plans his way, but the LORD establishes his steps.
Happy Goals Setting!
As a WAHM (work-at-home-mom) without a helper or a house companion it is really challenging to balance time from being a hands-on mom, wife and a mompreneur..
But this devotion from Joyce Meyer brightened my day.
I saw this devotion screen shot on my close friend’s facebook wall.
Sharing this to all people who are always cramming, exhausted with so many tasks and people like me, a mom always praying for inner peace because of round-the-clock responsibilities..
It is true, we should learn when to start and when to stop..
And learn to rely on God’s timing in terms of our career breakthroughs, miracles, dreams and plans in life..
“God is never early, never too late, He is always on time”
Still praying for a well balanced life and effective time management :)
Go multitasking moms and people! We can do this!