You have gone to Mass. You have prayed. Now, look over your Measurable Goal Idea Pamphlet. Where do you sense the Holy Spirit is calling you? What sparks do you feel in your soul? Mark the ideas you think He may be calling you to do ONLY this month.
Now, which of those are you called to do just this week? Perhaps it is two goals or maybe it is ten. Work within your own beautiful design. Write those goals in your Journal Section. Remember, this is kind of scary, because it makes your goals real. When feeling that fear . . . embrace it. God LOVES when we lean into Him and walk in faith. Put it all in His wheelbarrow. He has got you. He is a good, good Father.
You will also write anything in this Journal section regarding any thoughts/ideas/insight that you have. You will want to reflect upon these in the future. You will also want to write all the regular old boring stuff that needs to get done (ex: get tax documents to accountant this week).
Now . . . the fun part! Break down the weekly goals into days. Which day will you accomplish each goal? Assign them days and times remembering to always schedule a minimum of 10 minutes of prayer in each day. This cannot be an afterthought. This needs to be a priority. This time frame will naturally increase as you spend more time with Jesus. You will begin to feel His love more deeply and will instinctively desire to be close to Him more often.
The following Sunday, you will go to Mass, pray, and then reflect upon your week. What went well? What did not go well? Where did you sense peace and joy? Where did you sense chaos? Thank and praise Jesus for being with you in accomplishing each goal. Be merciful to yourself for any goals you did not accomplish. Ask for the Holy Spirit’s guidance in setting this week’s goals. Begin the whole process again! Each week is a new beginning for you to build the Kingdom.
One more thing . . . a wise friend once said this to me and I have reminded myself of it often: “At any given moment, we have all the time, energy, resources, and creativity to do God’s will. If we do not, it is not His will . . . as He will not set us up to do what we cannot.”
Be assured of my prayers for you and your families! See you soon!