Like so many people, I like to write and I like to share. Like even more people, I think that my stuff is worthy to share with others. That’s not always true, but I try to have a positive attitude about it.
The best thing I can say is that if I am sharing truth, that is what I need to do. If in the process I happen to make it interesting and learn a little, that’s golden!
So this is going to be the first installment. I am playing with a goal in my mind, fearful of commitment, but too compelling to let go. The idea is to study through every part of the Bible, meticulously, using the method of study in Constructing Faith, and developing lessons for each section. That’s large. I estimate that it would take me about 20 years if I work at it diligently. That’s a guess really. I am not interested in taking the time to figure it out. Of course, I can always decrease the time it takes by taking shortcuts or by caring more about a schedule than about learning. That’s not what I want though.
Someone said that if your goals don’t scare you then you are thinking too small. Well this one scares me simply because of how large it is. Maybe it is too ambitious to be able to fit within my limited lifestyle and in competition with all the other lofty goals I have decided to tackle.
I’m not suggesting that this is a major feat for humanity. Others have done far more than what I want to do. I’m certainly not looking for praise for setting the goal. In my younger years I think I would have been happy just to try to impress people with my “big thinking”, but I’ve grown up a little and realize goals mean absolutely nothing without action.
I’m sharing this goal because I want you to come along with me and so that it will hold me accountable. I don’t want to be the kind of person who doesn’t keep my word. That has been me too often in my lifetime. At 43 years old, I am past the time for growing up, but I still have so far to go.
I’m determined to start. I’m determined that when I post this I will not look back in a month and see just a few posts like this one. In fact, I have in my mind so many thoughts and doubts about this! It’s actually refreshing in a way because it means I am owning up to my behavior and setting goals that I believe I have a chance of hitting.
So I’ll see you tomorrow when I share ideas from the Bible.
But first I am going to write another post about what I learned today in study.
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