Doing a New Thing!
Goals for 2016
19 See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
and streams in the wasteland.
–Isaiah 43:19, NIV
In my niece’s words, 2015 was full of painful memories. But what an encouraging scripture she shared last night! She said she wanted to move forward in hope. I thought it was so appropriate. God is doing a new thing in my life, too, making streams in my wasteland.
This year, I’ll also be writing a business plan and receive solid marketing input from an expert.
Book Writing Goals
I plan to finish my newest book, Cane Confessions: The Lighter Side to Mobility by mid-February. I would also like to make this an audio book.
On its heels will be another book, Second Sight, When Physical Vision Blurs, God Focuses Spiritual Vision.
Starting in January, I need to schedule in time to write a book about my father, Don Bovaird: The Tree Man (no official title as of yet). It’s the 10 year anniversary of his death. It’s so time! My ultimate deadline is June 30.
Collaboration with a colleague – by October, I’d like to have a children’s book completed to use as an educational tool with My Cane Will See Me Through
I’d also like to have a minimum of 10 paid articles picked up by magazines and publications.
I would like to expand my educational and speaking platform. That means I would like to have more than 25 speaking engagements this year. I also want to improve my speaking skills and have a reliable speaking system.
As new secretary of the Lions Club, I hope to carry out my responsibilities effectively. Also, I want to fulfill support club initiatives. Finally, I want to produce a video of my children’s song to further merge the Lions Club goals with my educational goals.
Meanwhile, I’ve also continued on with responsibilities as peer advisor at VisionAware, a pro-active outreach website providing resources in coping successfully with vision loss.
See I am doing a new thing! Do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in a wasteland.
God plans to do new things for each of us. If we let Him into our lives, He will show us what they are. How do we claim that which “springs up”? I pray that my goals are God-given. The key is stepping into His plan and making His will, ours. He will bring it to pass, and that’s what I’m trusting.
What is your overriding goals for this year? Do you have a word or scripture to motivate you?
You have just read, “Doing a New Thing!” by Amy L. Bovaird. Copyright January 1, 2016. Please take a moment to start my year off well and leave a comment or share my post!