REFLECT & REFOCUS

instead of goal-setting we say…

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SubscribeWhat started as a different approach to goal-setting three years ago, is now something we have settled into. Instead of goal-setting we REFLECT & REFOCUS.

I have a love-hate relationship with goal setting as I assume some of you do in some way. We get so motivated by the newness of the new year, but somehow find ourselves overwhelmed by all we want to accomplish and a subtle sense of defeat before we even begin.

Have you asked God what His goals are for you this year? little-bird

This was a question I asked myself a couple of years ago and I hung onto it for dear life. I didn’t want anything I did or proposed to do to be outside of what God wanted for me. What happened this last year proved that God’s goals for us are always better than our own.

At the beginning of 2014 we had NO intention of writing a book. If a person has any dream of writing a book at some point in their life, at least the words “start the outline” is on their list of goals for the year. Not ours. But to our surprise, God birthed a dream and vision in our hearts in May to write a book of prayers for this community. Prayer is what has navigated our way through this journey of dreaming and entrepreneurship and we thought if WE need these prayers, surely others need them. So I took out a pen at the Declare Conference in June and began writing the outline. Thirty-one days of different prayers that cover everything we wrestle with on this journey. Our initial intention was to write the whole book ourselves and then the idea came to gather a group of women, the body of Christ, to write these inspired prayers. What happened next humbles and amazes me to this day. Next to each chapter I began to write down names the Lord was laying on my heart.

prayer-listMost of these women I had some sort of relationship with or had met in the last 13 years, some I had watched from afar as they navigated this journey {well}, others were women I knew were passionate about a particular topic. When women started prayerfully considering the project and saying YES, I thought….if I had planned at the beginning of 2014 to do this I probably would have never started out of fear, comparison, busyness, insecurity…all the things these prayers were FOR. So we leaned in.

When God births a burden in your heart, lean in to it. -Andy Stanley little-bird

What a journey it has been to complete our book in time for the new year. But it is HERE!!! We are excited to announce Thirty-one Days of Prayer for the Dreamer and the Doer, a curated book of prayers by 31 inspiring women who are just like you and me and all of us. We have also designed a journal to collect your prayers and dreams in. To read more about the book and order a copy visit this page.

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2 Comments on instead of goal-setting we say…

  1. Jeannie Reid
    December 29, 2014 at 3:30 pm (2 years ago)

    This is great! I’m smiling because I was so close to tweeting you and asking about sheets for 2014/15…

    I’m do not own my own business, but as a full-time working Mom of 4, I feel like I do sometimes!

    Thanks for this great resource to live on PURPOSE. Blessing to you and your team.

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    • the {well} studio
      December 29, 2014 at 4:44 pm (2 years ago)

      Well how timely!!!! Blessings to you and your “little people business” !!!

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